The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is seeking to reform the acquisition and sustainment of ADF clothing through the Future Clothing System (FCS) program. ADA, the leading provider of managed clothing services in Australia aims to push-the-envelope with innovative solutions that exceed the strategic requirements of the reform’s intent.
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Local small to medium enterprises are invited to submit their interest in collaborating with Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) in delivering a transformative and scalable future clothing management solution for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
ADA’s commitment to local industry capability is fostered by the appointment of a dedicated Australian Industry Capability Manager, David Frith. David’s role is to oversee the strategic priorities in engaging suppliers and industry networks within the Australian market. The role will focus on leading ADA’s engagement with Australian Industry partners to identify growth opportunities for participating industries through ADA’s current and future activities.
David has over 30 years of experience in Defence, including 22 years as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy, where he saw active service in Somalia. Over this time, David gained extensive experience in procurement and contracting in both CASG and JLC, where he worked closely with a range of Defence industry partners. Many of his roles were responsible for providing direct support to the ADF’s raise, train and sustainment functions and operations through the delivery of equipment and services within Australia and to ADF elements deployed overseas on operations in Timor Leste and the Middle East.
"I am excited about this opportunity to deliver Defence innovative solutions for the Future Clothing System. This can only be achieved through leveraging on ADA’s current Australian Industry supply chain with the view of expanding these arrangements to a range of other Australian suppliers. We look forward to engaging with industry to harness their knowledge and experience to offer Defence the best value for money commercial solutions to meet their future requirements.” says David.
RFI released by ADF closes on 20th October 2021. Suppliers are encouraged to submit their interest to work with ADA by registering or contacting ADA by email.
Registering is free for suppliers. Once registered, your business profile will be able to receive further updates, inquiries, media releases and requests for quotes from the ADA FCS response team.