location_onACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia

ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia



Project Primary Contact
Nimmi Pushparajan
Senior Industry Capability Adviser
+61 7 3364 0670

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has been a part of Australia's defence industry for 95 years, working with the Commonwealth of Australia and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to deliver innovative defence solutions across the air, land, and sea domains.

BDA's ability to deliver agile and innovative solutions to customers relies on a strong and capable supply chain. As part of our commitment to building sovereign defence capability, BDA spends locally more than $230 million annually with around 765 Australian suppliers, many of which are small-to-medium enterprises. Our supply chain focuses on engaging with Australian suppliers, maximizing Australian Industry Capability, and promoting local enterprises within Boeing's global supply chain. For further information regarding BDA's current programs and platforms please visit the Boeing Defence Australia webpage

Project Opportunities

BDA encourage Australian suppliers to visit the current project opportunities listed on ICN Gateway under the tab "Associated Opportunity". Businesses interested in working with BDA as subcontractors and/or suppliers can register their interest against the applicable Work Package/s. Current project opportunities are:

Please contact Aidan White at and Mob: 0405 682 982 for details regarding Apache Training system work package.

Please note that suppliers must comply with Boeing policies and procedures when doing business with BDA. Suppliers are responsible for reading and complying with the documents available the Boeing Suppliers website under the section International Terms and Conditions - Australia.

Indirect Procurement Opportunities

The indirect procurement function at BDA is responsible for acquiring products and services to support BDA business operations. Indirect supplies include Information Technology equipment, Logistics, EHS, Facilities and Security. Indirect goods and services are not directly used in the finished products and services that BDA delivers to our customers; However, they play a critical role ensuring that the process of turning direct supplies into finished products and services goes smoothly.

Current opportunities are listed in the Work Packages section

Developing Australian Industry Capability

At Boeing Defence Australia, we are proud of our long-term relationships with our Australian customers and industry partners. We are always seeking to strengthen and expand these important relationships. We recognise that a strong and capable supply chain is critical to BDA's ability to deliver agile and innovative solutions to our customers.

BDA are actively pursuing this through:

  • Proactively seeking diverse Australian suppliers that can provide competitive, high-quality goods and services.
  • Facilitating the development of SME capabilities to become defence ready by assisting in eliminating barriers to supplying Defence and strengthening SME knowledge of contracting requirements.
  • Building, reviewing and approving company-wide supplier diversity strategies in consultation with SMEs and industry bodies.

Our domestic supply chain is managed by a dedicated team focused on engaging with Australian suppliers, maximising Australian Industry Capability (AIC) and promoting domestic enterprises to Boeing's global supply chain.

Supplier Diversity

Our focus on Australian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is part of 'business-as-usual' for Boeing, and we have made significant headway in developing and supporting SME's and diversity suppliers.

As the first Defence prime contractor to become a corporate member of Supply Nation in 2012, Boeing remains invested in a long-term relationship and is committed to Indigenous participation and continues to set stretch targets within our supply chain.

In Australia, we are particularly honoured to have the opportunity to develop strong relationships, demonstrate respect and create opportunities for the original inhabitants and Traditional Owners of this continent. The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides our business with a robust framework to achieve meaningful progress towards these goals.

To view the BDA RAP please visit

It is important to Boeing to drive an inclusive workplace and supply chain. In 2020, Boeing expanded its lens on diversity in our supply chain to include:

  • Veteran Community Business Chamber (VCBC)

  • Women-owned businesses (WEConnect certified)

  • Disability-owned business enterprise (BuyAbility certified)

Upcoming Events

BDA welcomes the opportunity to meet with existing and potential suppliers at the events we attend.

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09 Sep 2022

BDA is seeking interest from suitable supplier candidates for the design, build and delivery of aircrew training devices to complement with the functionality provided by existing high and low fidelity devices in a training continuum in order to support our customer's needs for a future Apache Training System.

Note: You can fill out an Expression of Interest form exclusively on a computer or laptop device.