Preliminary report

Preliminary report

Procurement procedures for Defence capital projects

15 December 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
ISBN 978-1-74229-565-7

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Members of the committee (PDF 40KB)
Acronyms and Abbreviations (PDF 7KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 18KB)
Chapter 1 - The terms of the inquiry (PDF 53KB)

Background to inquiry
Conduct of inquiry
Key documents and references
Purpose of report
Scope of report
Challenges encountered by the committee
Structure of report
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Overview of Defence procurement (PDF 125KB)

Capability and acquisition
Fluid and complex procurement environment
Capability development process
Scale and cost of Defence procurement
Committee view

Chapter 3 - The Defence reviews and fluid reform agenda (PDF 76KB)

Background to the Kinnaird, Mortimer, Pappas and McKinsey reviews
Implementing and monitoring Defence reviews recommendations 
Defence reforms announced in 2011
Other relevant reviews and analysis
Stocktake of reforms
Committee view

Chapter 4 - Strategic analysis and needs (PDF 95KB)

Overview of the strategic analysis and needs stage
Relating strategy to capability
Defence Capability Plan 
Committee view

Chapter 5 - Requirements stage (PDF 89KB)

Overview of the requirements stage

Chapter 6 - Capability acquisition (PDF 78KB)

Overview of the capability acquisition phase

Chapter 7 - Sustainment (PDF 66KB)

Overview of the sustainment phase
Sustainment of Australia's defence industry

Chapter 8 - Key areas for future consideration (PDF 45KB)

Common concerns across the capability development lifecycle
A holistic view of the entire process and its component parts
Improving efficiency in the process
Responsibility and accountability at every phase and across the lifecycle
Skills and resources
Risk management
Australia's defence industry
Additional remarks

Appendix 1 - List of submissions (PDF 9KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 9KB)
Appendix 3 - Additional information, tabled documents, and answers to questions on notice (PDF 12KB)

Additional information and tabled documents
Answers to questions on notice

Appendix 4 - Implementation of Defence Reviews
Department of Defence

(PDF 2021KB)

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