Subcontractor opportunities

Defence contracts, by the nature of the size and complexity, lend themselves to reasonable levels of subcontractor engagement. Many major Defence contractors are seeking Australian suppliers.

Prime/head/lead contractors and panel service providers regularly engage industry directly to deliver subcontractor services, including providing opportunities to Indigenous enterprise and small and medium enterprises to engage in fair competition for Australian Government business.

Contractors can be contacted directly to seek information on opportunities and processes for engagement.

ICN Gateway

Defence contractors on some major Defence projects use the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway to outline their needs and identify suppliers.

Global supply chain

Seven multinational defence companies, call Primes, are contracted by Defence to identify, assess, mentor, advocate and award export contracts to small business via the Global Supply Chain Program.

Capability and sustainment

Major Service Provider (MSP) Panel consortiums: