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Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group

Business Opportunities

Defence business opportunities can be found on the AusTender website. The information supplied includes Approaches to Market (ATM) and Annual Procurement Plans (APP).

Approach To Market

An Approach to Market (ATM) refers to a business opportunity advertised on AusTender. ATMs can be published as an open, prequalified or limited tender procurement method source, as per the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs).

Annual Procurement Plan

Defence publishes lists of planned procurement opportunities in the Annual Procurement Plan valued at $1,000,000 (GST inclusive) or more. All planned procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. Final decisions to proceed with an Approach to Market will be made on a case-by-case procurement basis.

Assistance in finding opportunities

The business advisers from Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) can assist businesses navigate the defence marketplace and identify domestic opportunities to work with prime contractors or Defence, or facilitate international and export opportunities. Advisers can also assist Australian businesses to connect with other Australian Industry programs.