Effective 27 July 2023

Update (18 December 2023)

The ASDEFCON (Support Short) template has been updated, and incorporates the following changes:

Updated documents with track changes enabled are available in the zip folder.

ASDEFCON (Support Short) V3.0 is designed for the procurement of support services for Defence materiel subsystems and equipment, with reduced depth and without the more demanding governance requirements of the ASDEFCON (Support) template.

Further guidance on when to use ASDEFCON (Support Short) has been included in the Contract Template Selection and Tailoring Guide (PDF).

The most recent version of ASDEFCON (Support Short) is Version 3.0 (July 2023) and contains changes introduced as part of the broader ASDEFCON rebaselining process aimed at greater clarity and consistency. The changes include:

  • enhanced Australian Industry Capability Framework included
  • financial tender data requirements and the tables for the Price and Delivery Schedule converted from Microsoft Word into Excel
  • updates related to Government and Defence policy changes (e.g. Shadow Economy)
  • changes in response to feedback obtained through the ASDEFCON Review
  • changes made in preparation for the introduction of the Defence Enterprise Resource Planning System
  • 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 web links and references.

All changes made from Version 2.0 to version 3.0 of ASDEFCON (Support Short) Volume 1 have been captured in the Table of Changes for ASDEFCON (Support Short) V3.0.

Download Files

The following files represent the complete ASDEFCON (Support Short) version 3.0 template:

This version is current as of 18 December 2023.

Preliminary Pages (PDF)
Part 1 - Conditions of Tender (PDF)
Part 1 - Annexes to the Conditions of Tender (PDF)
Part 2 - Draft Conditions of Contract (PDF)
Part 2 - Attachments to the Draft Conditions of Contract (PDF)
Part 3 - Draft Statement of Work (PDF)
Part 3 - Annexes to the Draft Statement of Work (PDF)
Part 3 - Data Item Descriptions (PDF)
Part 3 - Supplementary Data Item Descriptions (DID) (PDF)

Alternatively, a zipped copy of ASDEFCON (Support Short) V3.0 (ZIP) in Microsoft Word format is also available. When extracting from WinZip please ensure you select "all files" and "use folder names". The ASDEFCON Toolbar and Style Set and User Guide should be used to edit the template in Microsoft Word.

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.

A single PDF version of the ASDEFCON (Support Short) version 3.0 template is available to assist ASDEFCON training course attendees.


The following guidance has also been produced to assist template users in using ASDEFCON (Support Short):

Users requiring guidance on ASDEFCON (Support Short) Version 3.0 should consult their local Contracting Officer or the ASDEFCON and Contracting Initiatives Help Desk by email: procurement.ASDEFCON@defence.gov.au.

The SOW, SOW annexes and DIDs are managed by ASDEFCON SOW Policy. If you have any queries, please email: ASDEFCONSOW.Support@defence.gov.au.