ASDEFCON (Support) version 3.2

Effective 28 August 2018

ASDEFCON (Support) is a performance based contracting (PBC) template for the support of materiel systems including platform based mission systems, vehicle fleets, complex ICT systems, and complex subsystems fitted to one or multiple mission system types. Further guidance on when to use ASDEFCON (Support) has been included in the Contract Template Selection and Tailoring Guide.

The most recent version of ASDEFCON (Support) is version 3.2 incorporating the following provisions first released in ASDEFCON (Strategic Materiel) V3.0 and ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 2 V3.0:

  • new liability provisions jointly developed with Defence industry;
  • new Deed of Guarantee and Indemnity, and Bank Guarantee Deed; and
  • a revised and streamlined Government Furnished Facilities (GFF) Licence that is an attachment to the conditions of contract rather than a standalone agreement.

The significant changes to the Statement of Work (SOW) (including SOW annexes, DIDs and DSDs) incorporate the new approach to managing GFF (and the maintenance of licensed fittings, when applicable) and changes to Defence policy, including changes in technical regulatory regimes towards safety assurance frameworks and changes to training-related documents to better align with the Systems Approach to Defence Learning.

Other new changes include minor typographical and grammatical changes have been made, along with updated weblinks and references.

A table of changes from version 3.1 to version 3.2 of ASDEFCON (Support) (PDF) is available.

Download files

The following files represent the complete ASDEFCON (Support) version 3.2 template.

This version is current as of 28 August 2018.  

Preliminary Pages (PDF) 
Part 1 - Conditions of Tender (PDF)
Part 1 - Annexes to the Conditions of Tender (PDF)
Part 2 – Draft Conditions of Contract (PDF)
Part 2 - Attachments to the Draft Conditions of Contract (PDF)
Part 3 - Draft Statement of Work (PDF)
Part 3 – Annexes to the Draft Statement of Work (PDF)
Part 3 – Data Item Descriptions (DIDs) (PDF)
Part 3 – Supplementary Data Item Descriptions (DIDs) (PDF)
Part 3 – Detailed Service Descriptions (DSDs) (PDF)

Contractor Standing Capability Module for ASDEFCON (Support) V3.2 (PDF)

Alternatively, a zipped copy of ASDEFCON (Support) V3.2 (ZIP) in Microsoft Word format is also available for downloading. When extracting from Winzip please ensure you select "all files" and "use folder names".

The Department of Defence accepts no responsibility or liability for the use of this document. For specific procurements, the Department reserves the right to make changes to the document (or select particular clause 'options') and is not bound to use the document for any particular procurement.


The following guidance has been produced to assist procurement staff in using ASDEFCON (Support) v3.2:

The following guidance material was previously produced to assist procurement staff in using ASDEFCON (Support) v3.1:

  • Template Map for ASDEFCON (Support) V3.1 (PDF)
  • Statement of Work Tailoring Guide for ASDEFCON (Support) V3.1 (PDF)
  • PPBC Guide for ASDEFCON (Support) version 3.1 (PDF)
  • Performance Management Framework (PDF)
  • Allowable Payment Types (PDF)
  • Rewards and Remedies (PDF)
The ASDEFCON (Support) version 1.1 handbook is no longer applicable to the ASDEFCON (Support) version 3.1 template. Should you still wish to view the handbook, you can find a copy here.