Procurement and Contracting

A significant amount of Government business is undertaken through contracts, which can vary from services contracts, procurement of off-the-shelf goods, acquisition of large-scale developmental systems, as well as long-term, performance-based sustainment contracts.

RDA staff have significant procurement and contract management expertise as both acquirer and supplier and, therefore, understand both sides of the contractual equation and can bring practical advice to bear on complex situations.

In Defence, RDA staff are acknowledged experts on the Australian Standard for Defence Contracting (ASDEFCON) acquisition and support templates, and are currently providing training in the use of these templates. RDA staff have also implemented the templates in many different circumstances for both acquisition and sustainment procurements, including across electronic systems, aerospace, maritime and land.