Procurement & Contracting

Selling to Defence

Defence is a large potential market for businesses of all types and sizes, both overseas and within Australia (including in regional and remote areas). As a potential supplier to Defence, this site will help you understand how procurement is undertaken; find business opportunities; compete to win; and find assistance and available services.

Procurement Framework

The Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) are the foundation of the Commonwealth Procurement Framework. The CPRs are supported by a range of tools, guidance material and templates developed and maintained by the Department of Finance to provide assurance, accountability and transparency into Government procurement activities.

Contracting with Defence

Before participating in a procurement to supply goods and/or services to Defence, you are encouraged to familiarise yourself with the information and support on this site. Policy documents, tendering and contracting templates and general information are available to assist industry when tendering for work and entering into a contractual arrangement with Defence.

Contracting Templates

Defence utilises a number of tendering and contracting templates, including Commonwealth Contracting Suite (CCS), Australian Standard for Defence Contracting (ASDEFCON) suite of tendering and contracting templates, and the suite of Facilities Contracts. The templates are tailored to meet different procurement needs and profiles, depending on the size, complexity and nature of the procurement activity. The tendering and contracting templates and general information have been made available to industry and can be found here.