BAE Systems Australia Global Access Program

BAE Systems Australia work across all domains of defence and security, using new ideas and know-how to ensure that their customers always have the capability they need. Their work helps keep Australia safe and contributes to creating a more prosperous and innovative nation.

BAE Systems employ 4,500 people across the country, generate $1.2 billion in revenue each year and their exports help to fuel the local economy. They do this by harnessing Australian innovation through a vibrant national supply chain and generating careers that make a difference today and for future generations.

BAE Systems seek to maximise Australian industry involvement in projects and procure around $300 million worth of work from around 1,500 Australian suppliers. Suppliers are also supported through their Global Access Program to identify and develop world-class industry capabilities.

BAE Systems encourage you to contact them if you believe your company can add value to their supply chain.

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.

In addition to identifying opportunities and providing introductions, BAE Systems' GAP team also offers companies mentoring and assistance through their supplier training programs.

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.


Global Access Program

The Global Access Program is built upon supply and demand principles and focusses on providing export opportunities. BAE Systems' team engages with program managers and procurement professionals across their global business to identify sources of demand which an Australian company may be able to service. They also engage widely with Australian industry to ensure they have a detailed knowledge of local capability and export ambitions.
This project page is designed to provide a conduit for Australian SMEs to submit their interest in participating within the program by highlighting their unique capabilities, credibility and export ambitions.
Specific opportunities will be related to the Global Access Program in the Work Package section of this page.

Indirect Procurement Opportunities

The indirect procurement function at BAE Systems Australia are responsible for acquiring products and services to support the business operations. The indirect supplies include IT equipment right through to contingent labour ect. Indirect supplies are in their own way essential to the organisation, but they don’t exert any direct input into the finished products and services you deliver to your customers. Rather, they play a supporting role to ensure that the process of turning direct supplies into finished goods goes smoothly.
Current opportunities are available below.

For opportunities related to:

  • Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP), please click HERE.
  • Land 125 Phase 4 Integrated Soldier System, please click HERE.

Click HERE to read the latest news from the program and wider BAE Systems Australia business.

Supplier Education and Training

With safety being BAE Systems Australia number one priority in their changed global environment, their training programs will be delivered in a variety of new formats in 2021 and beyond.

To register for the highly sought-after Estimating & Pricing Fundamentals and Masterclass courses, click HERE.

BAE Systems Australia enhanced Industry Education Program will be available for registration in the near future. This module-based course addresses the topics of Security, Export Controls, Supplier Quality Assurance, Estimating & Pricing, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Frameworks. For further details, refer to the document below.

Upcoming Events

The GAP team welcomes the opportunity to meet with existing and potential suppliers at the events they attend. You can request a meeting at one of these events by contacting the GAP team directly or through the event website.

Avalon Airshow
30 November – 05 December 2021

For more information, don't hesitate to contact:

Jeremy Satchell
Business Development Manager - Australian Industry

Project Documents
Global Access Program - General
Global Access Program - Training

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Project at a glance

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia, NI, SI New Zealand

Contact Details

Ariane Lopes
Supply Chain Manager Defence ICNSA
+61 435 962 688

Work Package
Full Scope EOI
Partial Scope EOI
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Global Access Program (GAP)

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Closes: 21 Jul 2023
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Global Access Program - Training

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Indirect Procurement

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Closes: 12 Aug 2021
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest are subject to change.