Downer Group provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defence Force and other government agencies.
Downer Group, combining the footprint and capability of Downer and Spotless, is one of the only integrated services companies that has a whole of Defence Capability Life Cycle offering and mindset. Our Sovereign Industry Capability delivers to the needs of Defence, National Security organisations, the major Primes and other government agencies.
As an ADM Top 10 Defence Contractor, we are a proven and trusted long-term partner, committed to diversity and inclusiveness and to growing Australia’s Defence industry with the participation of Small to Medium Enterprises.
Having supported Defence for almost 80 years across a range of services, the Department of Defence is one of Downer’s longest standing customers.
Downer has provided manufacturing and heavy industry capability to the Defence sector since the 1940s when Evans Deakin Industries manufactured the Bathurst Class anti-submarine Frigates. Today, this heavy industry expertise is enhanced by the provision of services to the entire capability lifecycle.
The breadth of our service offerings allow us to provide advisory and project delivery services to the same customer organisation. This provides value to Defence through the retention of project knowledge and early contractor involvement, and we are conscious of the need to identify and manage probity and conflict of interest concerns.
With this in mind, Downer has established a separate and wholly-owned subsidiary, Defence Systems, dedicated to the delivery of ‘above the line’ professional services. Separated by reporting lines, location and people and systems, the interaction between Defence Systems and the rest of the Downer Group is governed by the Downer Defence Steering Committee.
Our multi-disciplined and cross-functional teams work collaboratively with customers to plan, deliver and manage projects, including:
We specialise in the introduction of complex systems and security-sensitive capabilities and have established ourselves as a major contributor to the modernisation of land, maritime, air and joint communications and information systems across the Australian Defence Force and other government agencies.
Downer is a leading provider of specialist project and technical services with a proven track record delivering ICT and C4ISREW programs.
We are uniquely positioned with a whole of Defence Life Cycle mindset and together with intimate knowledge of Defence and National Security programs, Downer understands the critical drivers of workforce availability, specialist knowledge and commercial constraints.
With hundreds of security-cleared resources, we leverage the depth and breadth of Downer’s experience to provide solutions for Defence and National Security customers.
CASG Major Service Provider – Team Downer
Team Downer is one of four CASG Major Service Providers (MSP) delivering Integrated Work Packages (IWP) in support of the Critical Systems Branch (within the Joint Systems Division), Maritime Systems Division and the Attack Class Submarine Program.
Downer’s Defence and National Security business is made up of two acquisitions: AGIS Pty Ltd and Envista Pty Ltd.
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Drawing on the capability of the Downer Group, our Defence business executes highly complex projects across Land, Sea, Air, Cyber, Space and Key Enabler domains.
Acting as either a Prime contractor, subcontractor or joint venture partner, we have successfully delivered projects for various parts of the Defence industry including E&IG, CASG, and CIOG.
The following examples illustrate the diversity of projects we have delivered.
Key to our success has been our ability to:
As an ASX listed company and one of Australia’s largest employers, we represent Sovereign Industry Capability and an ideal local partner for Defence.
Maximising economies of scale, our OEM and platform-agnostic through-life sustainment capabilities cover:
Asset Management, reliability engineering, modifications engineering, process improvement, test and evaluation, data analysis.
Maintenance management, preventative, corrective, planned and reactive maintenance.
Logistics, spares and parts, Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) and warehousing.
Operator and maintainer, training development and delivery.
Fleet management, operational efficiency and productivity analysis and operation of vehicles, plant and equipment.
Our Spotless business (www.spotless.com/markets/defence) provides a full range of services to operate and maintain a diverse portfolio of Defence estates and facilities. These services include:
In Australia, Spotless provides these services to Defence through the Estate Maintenance and Operations Services (EMOS) Contract encompassing 170 Defence bases and installations in the Queensland and Southern New South Wales Defence Regions. We also have a Public Private Partnership arrangement managing the Headquarters Joint Operations Command in the Australian Capital Territory.
In New Zealand we provide facility management services to the New Zealand Defence Force in the Manawatu and Southern Region.