Monday, 17 September 2018 06:12

DMSS Briefing

On 11 September 2018, Navy presented an Industry Briefing on the Defence Marine Support Services (DMSS) Program.

Navy have approached market to determine considerations around current maintenance supply chain key areas (see below matrix).  The budget for this program is $83mil/year, and allows for approximately 1,000 current vessels from the Canberra-Class vessels right down to RHIB’s. The budget does not include future vessels in the expanding fleet.

Presented by CDRE Mark Sackely (representing RAN), Tess Hemming (legal/ probity counsel) and Peter Robinson (KPMG), the briefing captured three key themes:

  • Probity and legality in dealings with the RFI
  • Role of Navy and purpose for the DMSS Program
  • Administration and Submission

The initial role-out relates to Tranche 1 as per below, with the view to combine the maintenance services under the One Defence model outlined in the 2016 Defence Whitepaper. This means all decisions regarding the supply chain will be made by an executive team that includes representation from all branches of the ADF including RAN, Army, RAAF and ABF.

The end point of the program is to resolve the supply chain for each of the key areas maximises industry engagement and technological innovation, with a model that involves:

  1. A Prime Supplier
  2. A Panel of suppliers
  3. Or a combination of the two

The DMSS Program is the opportunity for SME’s and their Industry Bodies to help shape the future of how the Maintenance Services Supply Chain is sourced.

Key dates for the program are as per the powerpoint slides in the image gallery below.

Finally SME’s and groups are encouraged to register for the networking opportunity and to be included in the spreadsheet for correspondence. Registration is completed via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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