Defence Global Competitiveness Grant
Grants to help Australian businesses invest in projects that build their defence export capability.
A grant of $24,000 to $240,000 for up to 80% of the cost of investing in projects that build export capability to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry. The maximum grant period is 18 months.
This grant is aimed at small to medium sized businesses with an Australian business number (ABN). The business must be either:
- a company incorporated in Australia
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
Other eligibility requirements apply.
Skilling Australia's Defence Industry Grants Program
The Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Grants provide businesses servicing the defence sector with upskilling and training opportunities to build skills capacity and capability to meet current or future Defence needs.
The Defence Industry Grants Program will run over three years from 2020-21 to 2022-23. The program is a key initiative of the Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy launched in February 2019.
The Defence Industry Grants Program aims to:
- reduce barriers faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the defence sector when upskilling or retraining staff
- develop skills within SMEs in the defence sector
- support SMEs in the defence sector to establish human resources practices and training plans that will build lifelong learning activities into their business
BAE Systems Australia Global Access Program (GAP)
BAE Systems Australia is encouraging Australian businesses who believe they can add value to the BAE supply chain to join their Global Access Program.
In response to the Australian Government’s Global Supply Chain initiative, BAE Systems Australia established the Global Access Program (GAP) in 2012. Through their team embedded across their international business units, GAP creates export opportunities for Australian companies within the supply chain of BAE Systems group and partner organisations.
The GAP team engages with program managers and procurement professionals across BAE Systems’ global supply chain to find opportunities for Australian suppliers to support a diverse range of products and services in the:
- electronic domains
To register your interest in being a part of the Global Access Program, register HERE.
To learn more about the Global Access Program, visit their website HERE.
To learn more about the Global Supply Chain Program visit the website HERE.
Access to Tenders
With over $500billion being invested in Defence over the next decade now is the time to act!
The Commonwealth Government is building a sovereign defence capability in Australia, defence-related opportunities for SMEs have never been more important.
To gain entry into Defence supply chain for any Defence project, SMEs must demonstrate that they have a track record of delivery, be at the top of their industry and be innovate at this time.
For this reason, it is essential that SMEs take every opportunity to build up a portfolio of public works.
All of our members have access to the tenders page on our website; where they can find a diverse range of tender opportunities from the Commonwealth government.
While not all of these tenders are defence-related, all of them will provide you with opportunities to develop a strong and relevant portfolio.