The Review will seek to strengthen the way Defence does business with defence industry and ensure it has a fit-for-purpose procurement system in place. The goals of the Review are to fully examine Defence industry’s views on how Defence approaches the market at all stages of a procurement.

‘By reviewing Defence’s suite of contracting templates, its procurement practices and processes, we can deliver a simpler and less burdensome procurement system.'


Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP

Defence is seeking industry feedback on how to improve the Australian Standard for Defence Contracting (ASDEFCON) and the procurement system.

While the ASDEFCON suite of templates have been continually updated since 2002, Defence wishes to ensure that they remain relevant, contemporary and represent best practice. This is your opportunity to influence the content, direction and continual improvement of the ASDEFCON suite of templates and Defence’s procurement processes.

A report on the review is due to be provided to Government by the end of Q2 2021.

What is ASDEFCON?


The ASDEFCON suite of tendering and contracting templates provides a set of pro forma documents for use by procurement officers when drafting solicitation documents and contracts for the acquisition of goods and services by Defence.

Each ASDEFCON template is tailored to meet a different procurement need and profile, depending on the size, complexity and nature of the procurement activity.

How do I get involved?


For more information and to view the terms of reference and provide feedback, visit the Department of Defence website.

The closing date for submissions is Sunday 28 February 2020.

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