By Sarah Norton, Systematiq Bid and Proposals Manager

Entering the Maritime support and sustainment program can be complex. Systematiq supports clients who are new to the defence industry, or who need capacity to provide knowledge of defence requirements for delivery.

With years of experience supporting the Australian Defence Force, we provide unmatched pre-contract support, defence project management, and ASDEFCON expertise.

Comprehensive Pre-Contract Support

Navigating the pre-contract phase involves meticulous planning, compliance checks, and strategic planning. Systematiq excels at this stage, ensuring that all elements align with the stringent requirements of the ADF. Our team’s detailed approach consistently delivers results for our clients.

Case Study: Duratec

Established facilities construction management company Duratec faced significant challenges in aligning their RFI documents with ADF standards. With Systematiq’s guidance, they were able to provide the necessary documentation, ensuring compliance and enhancing the quality of their submission.

Systematiq provided a team that included integrated logistics and systems engineering specialists, as well as writing, graphics, and bid management support to deliver project strategy, technical and material support documents as well as an executive summary.

The result was a more efficient and compliant tendering process that articulated Duratec’s strong value proposition.

“By bringing a team with the right experience to this project, Systematiq was able to develop documents for us within a very tight timeline. They mobilised quickly and responded professionally.” – Tristan Rees, Duratec Defence Manager.

Boosting Capacity with Subject Matter Experts

Often bids and tenders require short timeframes to deliver a large volume of complex documentation which can be challenging to companies and manufacturers with production deadlines and lean management teams. That’s where Systematiq provides real value to its clients by accessing tender response experts at short notice, with systems and processes in place to activate quickly and efficiently, often working remotely from our clients.

Case Study: Crisp Brothers & Haywards

CBH had a tight response time of 4 weeks to bid for the design, build and sustainment of 2 new Crane Stores Barges to be used by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Systematiq mobilised a team of practitioners to support the submission including a Lead Proposal Writer, Graphic Design Services, Integrated Logistics Support Specialist, Systems Engineer and Project Controls practitioner (for the WBS and Master Schedule).

The proposed response was received favourably with CBH awarded the contract.

“This project demonstrated Systematiq’s ability to boost our client with expertise and capacity to help manage the complex RFT requirements in a tight timeframe.” – Systematiq Managing Director, Brydon Johnson.

Deep ASDEFCON Expertise

Navigating the Australian Standard for Defence Contracting (ASDEFCON) framework is no small feat. Systematiq’s in-depth understanding of ASDEFCON ensures that our clients meet every requirement, minimizing risks and maximizing compliance.

Case Study: PFG Sentinel

PFG, an Australian-owned company with more than 40 years’ experience in the design, manufacture, and sale of custom engineered polymers and composite material products sold nationally and globally, sought to enter the Defence sector with their proposal to provide Sea Boats to both the Australian Army and Navy, as well as the NZ Defence Force.

Systematiq’s bid team was engaged to develop the full RFT response with resources providing guidance and writing capabilities. We joined forces to create Team Sentinel to develop the strategy and solution to provide premium light weight and virtually indestructible sea boats to the ADF and NZDF.

Systematiq developed the full requirements of TDRs including Commercial, Technical and Support responses, along with support to Estimating, Pricing, Risk, and Mandated Systems and Processes under a phased plan.

Team Sentinel secured the NDF contract and most recently a contract to deliver to Ukraine on behalf of the ADF.

Why Choose Systematiq?

Systematiq stands out for its comprehensive support, technical expertise, and proven track record. We understand the intricacies of maritime tenders and defence contract requirements, making us an invaluable partner for any organization looking to succeed in this challenging but growing domain.

Our Commitment to Excellence

We are committed to delivering excellence at every stage of the tender process. From initial consultation to final submission, our team works tirelessly to ensure your success.

Systematiq’s experience and expertise make us the ideal partner for supporting maritime tenders for the ADF. Our work with Duratec, CBH, and PFG highlights our ability to deliver exceptional results.

Contact us today and discover how Systematiq can support your next project.