Defence receives many unsolicited proposals from Australian and New Zealand companies, ranging from small supply items to highly complex capability solutions; from offers of goods and services through to innovative proposals offering capability, business process, resource or asset utilisation enhancements. In some cases, unsolicited proposals can offer Defence enhanced opportunities to achieve value for money outcomes through better exploitation of industry capability and know how.
Two types of proposals can be received from Australian and New Zealand companies: Unsolicited Promotional Product Offers (UPPO) and Unsolicited Innovative Proposals (UIP).
The Unsolicited Promotional Product Offers (UPPO) Scheme allows companies to present and discuss their commercial available products or services to the DMO Business Access Office (BAO). The Business Access Office will assist companies to identify any defence interest in the product, the status of current tendering or purchasing arrangements for similar products and understanding the processes involved in doing business with defence. If an interest is identified, the Business Access Office will facilitate the initial contact between the company and the relevant area of Defence.
This scheme is designed to allow companies to raise awareness of their commercially ready products and services. Companies are encouraged to evaluate discriminators of their products from other domestic and international products available in the defence market. The Australian Defence Organisation employs an open, equitable merit based procurement process for all purchases.
To begin the UPPO process please call your local Business Access Office on
FREECALL 1800 621 783.
Business Access Offices are located in each mainland Capital city. They are the local interface between Defence and industry. The BAOs can provide tailored advice, information and guidance to industry about doing business with Defence. They also provide Defence with regional knowledge and information of current and emerging company capabilities. The BAOs provide advice through face-to-face meetings, company visits, email updates and regular industry briefings.
Unsolicited Innovative Proposals (UIP) are proposals which put forward an innovative solution that has the potential for Defence capability, business process or resource utilisation enhancements. They offer an innovation to Defence and are not standard commercially available products or services. Minor tailoring of an existing service or product to meet Defence requirements will not normally qualify as innovative.
Please note that Unsolicited proposals will only be accepted from Australian and New Zealand companies.
Last updated : 19 October 2012