Effective 18 December 2023

ASDEFCON (Services) is designed to be used to engage consultants, professional service providers and other contractors to provide services to Defence (where there are no suitable Panel arrangements in place). Further guidance on when to use ASDEFCON (Services) has been included in the Contract Template Selection and Tailoring Guide.

The most recent version of ASDEFCON (Services) is Version 4.0 and includes a number of updates to the previous version including:

Changes made to reflect the intended use of the template for procurements valued at less than $4 million, including:

  • Removal of Economic Benefit and AIC requirements
  • Removal of Shadow Economy Procurement Connected Policy requirements
  • Removal of Indigenous Procurement Policy Mandatory Minimum Requirements.

Additional updates include:

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

Updated documents are available in the zip folder ASDEFCON Services version 4.0 with track changes enabled.

Download Files

The following files represent the complete ASDEFCON (Services) version 4.0 template:

This version is current as of 18 December 2023.

Preliminary Pages (PDF)
Part 1 - Conditions of Tender and Tender Annexes (PDF)
Part 2 - Draft Conditions of Contract and Contract Attachments (PDF)

Alternatively, a zipped copy of ASDEFCON (Services) version 4.0 in Microsoft Word format (ZIP) 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The ASDEFCON (Services) Version 1.1 handbook is no longer applicable to all sections of the ASDEFCON (Services) version 4.0 template.