The Australian defence industry is constantly evolving and offers a vast range of lucrative opportunities for businesses large and small. However, it is also known for being a very complex process that is notoriously difficult to navigate through. When it comes to defence industry tenders relating to infrastructure and construction, turning to our professional and experienced team at Bidsmith will ensure that you are guided through the entire process.
The complex world of Defence contracting
Before your company can start bidding for various Defence Force tenders Australia, it is crucial that you first familiarise yourself with and understand all the required Defence procurement guidelines, regulations and policies. This means that navigating through the various contracting templates to use, policy documents and understanding a range of legislation such as the PGPA (Public Governance, Performance and Accountability) rules is very difficult.
When it comes to CPRs (Commonwealth Procurement Rules), achieving an outcome that provides the best value for money is a major concern for Defence Force tenders. However, there is also a range of Commonwealth procurement-connected policies that are mandatory and could affect your tender, such as AIP (Australian Industry Participation) requirements.
What is the typical award process?
Defence industry tenders will be awarded once the internal approval process has been completed, and the process can vary depending on how the procurement process is managed. It may involve developing an in-depth contract using official department templates such as ASDEFCON (Australian Standard for Defence Contracting) tender templates. It could even be as simple as having a purchase order issued with standard conditions and terms.
You must also be aware that the Department of Defence can decide if a contract being awarded is not in the best interest of the public at any time throughout the duration of the procurement process. This can happen in the situation of new information arising or a sudden event occurring which considerably affects the original reasons or objectives for the contract.
Have a specialist tender team by your side
At Bidsmith, we specialise in defence department tenders featuring a professional team that is experienced in Defence tender evaluation and Defence construction. With 15 years of experience dealing with Defence proposals and bids, we will work closely with you to ensure you have the best chance of winning a Defence construction contract.
Our team will help you navigate through difficult to understand procedures such as DEQMS (Defence Estate Quality Management System) Handover and Commissioning requirements and other key processes.
We also have a deep understanding of the DIP (Defence Infrastructure Panel), which was established by the Estate and Infrastructure Group to provide direct access to professional services relating to various areas such as infrastructure. This means we can assist you in tailoring your tender response to ensure that you are addressing the specific evaluation criteria which the Defence is looking for.
For assistance navigating the complex world of Defence industry tenders, get in contact with Bidsmith and chat to one of our specialist Defence tender consultants to find out how we can help you. Call us on 1300 243 294 or explore our website for all the information you need to get started today.