Defence Consulting

The Australian Government’s commitment to modernise Australia’s defence and security capabilities, as well as source locally, has helped Australian SMEs respond to opportunities in the Defence industry environment. Systematiq is ideally placed to assist your organisation to penetrate the Defence sector, or partner with a larger prime to meet accreditation and quality standards and procedures.

Our team of highly qualified consultants are experts in Defence requirements and business processes, many being former serving members. No matter what stage your project is in, be it initial planning or the late stages of delivery, our Defence consultants are motivated to add value and keep your projects moving forward.

Our business services include proposal development such as tender and bid writing and reviews, market analysis and entry plans, market strategy, and campaign and capture planning. We also provide consulting in delivery services such as systems engineering, logistics support, and project management.

Our team has worked on more than $10 Billion worth of tenders over the last five years including Australia’s largest Defence vehicle and procurement programs, while supporting Australian SMEs with getting their products to market.

Tender Writing and Project Procurement

Systems Engineering

Integrated Logistics Support

Defence Project Management

Defence Tender Writing and Project Procurement

We provide expertise to support the decision-making process, whether defining and introducing a new requirement or bidding for new contracts.

We’re experts in project procurement through tender support to help you achieve successful acquisitions, as well as tender management, to define your strategy and write your next bid.

Tender and Proposal Writing

Our consultants have extensive experience in researching, writing and editing tender responses and proposals for government and commercial contracts using proven capture methods such as Shipley Associates and Miller Heiman.

Tender Reviews

Our ‘red team’, strategy and compliance reviews will help benchmark your response against the tender requirements, providing certainty that you have the best possible response submission.

Market Analysis and Strategy

We create sophisticated market analysis reports, identification of key programs, projects and competitors that identify your business planning for new markets. We design and develop strategies to assist with positioning existing products or services.

Campaign and Capture Planning

We are experts at the development of capture plans that identify win themes, address potential weaknesses, understand competitor strategies and how to win business.

Executive Overviews and Marketing Strategy

We provide a highly structured, customer-focused approach to developing clients’ executive summaries. These documents elevate our clients’ brand and value proposition. They can accompany proposals or form part of a broader marketing campaign. We develop marketing strategies targeted to specific outcomes and to accommodate all budgets.

Project Procurement

Our procurement support services enable sound decision making by providing expertise in data collection and analysis, business case development, risk analysis, supplier selection, contract development and management. From writing the Statement of Work to managing the delivery of requirements against a contract, we can help with the writing of contract documents for the engagement of suppliers on major programs and managing the delivery of contracted products or services.

We adopt a systematic and methodical approach to support system development. We can also provide strategic guidance in the development of your requirements and break these down so that you can evaluate what is really important to your organisation.

Defence Systems Engineering

We can ensure capability is available when you need it. Our team of experts can assist with all facets of supportability engineering including systems engineering, logistics support analysis, utilisation analysis, disposal and documentation.

Systems Engineering Plans

We develop Systems Engineering plans that comply with the requirements of EIA 612 and ISO 15288, which will help you to understand the process required to acquire and enter a new system into service. Our expertise includes the identification of configurable items, baseline establishment and management, control, reporting and auditing.

We also develop verification (test that it meets the requirements) and validation (demonstrating that this is what you wanted) programs to ensure that your new capability is what you described and will meet your needs. This may also involve facilitating workshops and developing your technical staff’s knowledge of the FMEA/FMECA activity and how to implement the findings on your products.

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) Consulting

We provide advice on implementing RCM within your organisation to ensure your maintenance resources and support networks are focused on doing the necessary maintenance actions to keep your assets operating effectively. Our practitioners also understand how to identify, analyse and execute risk control measures to ensure your organisation’s legislative, contractual and organisational requirements are met.

Through Life Capability Management

We can ensure that your organisation’s inventory management, maintenance resources and supply chain are optimised to increase asset availability and minimise cost of ownership.

Systems Safety Management

We provide systems safety management and safety assurance in accordance with MIL-STD-882 System Safety Program Implementation

Defence Integrated Logistics Support

Systematiq provides Integrated Logistics Management to Defence projects across the following disciplines:

Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
Reliability Availability Maintainability 
& Safety (RAMS)
Reliability Centred Maintenance
Through Life Support
Logistics Support Analysis
Life Cycle Costing
Spares Assessment / Optimisation
Obsolescence Engineering
Asset Management
Business Analysis
Systems Engineering Plans
Logistics Support Analysis (LSA)

The LSA is a highly structured approach used by us to define, analyse, develop and quantify logistics support requirements which optimises maintenance efficiency and reduces the cost of ownership of an organisation’s assets. Our practitioners can help you to understand and develop the technical elements of the Logistics Support Analysis that are crucial to realising the potential of your assets and control cost of ownership.
We are familiar with and use the tasks that are defined by MIL-STD-1388-1A.

Equipment Utilisation Analysis

Equipment utilisation analysis provides the data needed for decision makers, when upgrading or replacing working assets.

Technical Data (Manuals and Documentation)

Systematiq has experience in designing and writing technical manuals, specifications, instructions, codifying data, spare part manifests and repair parts illustrations, all to the required industry standards.


Our ILS experts can work your staff to ensure that disposal is incorporated in budget projections as well as fleet / project planning and ensure that you’re not left with an asset that costs your organisation money when its time in-service is finished. We also manage compliance with application regulations, particularly for sensitive assets to ensure safe and lawful disposal.

Defence Project Management

To ensure the successful delivery of your next project, our team can help you meet your contracted obligations and ensure you remain on track.

We deliver the full range of project management services including project planning, contract management, risk management and project closure.

Project Planning and Work Breakdown Structures

Our project management practitioners can help you to develop Work Breakdown Structures for your project to enable a better understanding of the project deliverables and outcomes.

Contract Master Schedule Development

We can support you in designing project master schedules can ensure project success with definition of key activities, resource allocation and bringing together key stakeholders.

Project Management Support and Contract Management

No project is the same and we offer flexible support with ad hoc project management assistance through to project team leadership, reporting and progress meeting facilitation.

Project Status Reporting and Auditing

Our experience in project delivery can assist your organisation to determine if your project is progressing against what is scheduled or help you to understand where you are and what you have left to do to achieve the project objectives.

Defence Training Systems

Through our Training Systems team, we apply industry best-practice to design and develop workplace training, utilising new and emerging technologies through our training programs and e-Learning packages.

Systematiq’s Training Systems team applies standard ADDIE and Defence SADL processes and combines this with their extensive industry experience in both acquisition and sustainment projects to produce up-to-date modern training programs.

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What Our Clients Say

We create certainty, remove obstacles and increase capabilities to get our clients moving forward.

I have been impressed by Systematiq’s ability to provide not only PMO and technical support, but with strategic advice and highly effective pre-contract services including marketing and procurement strategy, and tender management.  The ability to mobilise a team and guide us through the ASDEFCON tender requirements meant that we were able to submit an extremely compelling RFI and subsequent RFT to the Commonwealth. We look forward to a continued working relationship.

Jack Kormas

Jack Kormas

MD, Textron Systems Australia

I engaged the services of Systematiq to assist me with addressing our requirements for RAM engineering on the new rolling stock project. Systematiq was able to provide me with access to RAM practitioners at short notice that enabled ensured I met the project deadlines for the new rolling stock project reviews.

Through the engagement, I found the Systematiq staff to be helpful and integrated easily into our existing project team. Their responsiveness ensured I didn’t suffer any schedule delay due to the RAM requirements.

Richard Rao

Richard Rao

GM Systems Integration (HCMT), Major Projects, 

Systematiq were engaged to support my team with the compilation of the TfNSW Bus Procurement Panel, based upon their previous assistance to our response to the WA PTA Bus Tender.
The team were a real pleasure to deal with and integrated well into our existing team. They were able to come up to speed quickly with the task at hand and helped to direct our team so that we were able to make the extremely tight deadline.
I was also impressed with the additional support they provided us on our pricing response and TfNSW requirement for engineering management that was a massive hurdle and I was overcome with the Systematiq team’s ability to get the job done. We would highly recommend engaging Systematiq for any tender bids.

Grant Simmonds

Grant Simmonds

National Sales Manager, Mercedes-Benz Bus

Thanks to the Systematiq team for your efforts in supporting Team Sentinel’s Land 400 bid.I was really impressed by how quickly you all settled into the team and came up to speed with what needed to be done. The technical knowledge of your team combined with your ability to generate a bid was great. It is a rare skill to cover both the technical and marketing components of producing a bid.

Kelly Elphinstone

Kelly Elphinstone

MD, Haulmax

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