Effective 27 July 2023

ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 is designed to be used for procurements with low technical risk that have no significant design and development activity. Further guidance on when to use ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 has been included in the Contract Template Selection and Tailoring Guide.

Update 18 December 2023

The ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 template has been updated, and incorporates the following changes:

Updated documents are available in the zip folder ASDEFCON Complex Materiel Volume 1 Updates with track changes enabled.

The most recent version of ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 is Version 4.0 (July 2023) and contains changes including:

  • inclusion of the Enhanced Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Contractual Framework for use if required
  • the financial tender data requirements and the tables for the Price and Delivery Schedule being converted from Microsoft Word into Excel
  • a number of updates incorporated for Government and Defence policy changes (eg, Shadow Economy, ethical conduct, country of tax residency disclosures)
  • changes made as a result of feedback obtained through the ASDEFCON Review
  • some minor changes throughout the template to improve alignment and consistency of clauses across the ASDEFCON template suite. Hyperlinks and cross-references to changed clauses updated, and links to the Defence Protected Network have been removed.

In addition, minor typographical and grammatical changes have been made, along with updated weblinks and references.

All changes made from Version 3.0 to version 4.0 of ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 have been captured in the Table of Changes for ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 V4.0.

Download Files

The following files represent the complete ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 Version 4.0 template.

This version is current as of 18 December 2023.

Alternatively, a zipped copy of ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 version 4.0 (ZIP) in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel (for the CMV1 Pricing Workbook) format is also available for downloading. When extracting from Winzip please ensure you select 'all files' and 'use folder names'. The ASDEFCON Toolbar and Style Set should be used to edit the template in Microsoft Word.

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 also been produced to assist procurement staff in using ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 template:

The ASDEFCON (Complex Material) Version 1.0 handbook is no longer applicable to all sections of the ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 version 3.0 template. The document is provided only if required for earlier templates.

A single PDF version of the ASDEFCON (Complex Materiel) Volume 1 V4.0 template is available to assist ASDEFCON training course attendees.