Industry: Preparing for opportunities

The ASD Industry Brochure

The ASD Industry Brochure, ‘Pathways to Engaging with ASD for Capability Delivery’, provides an overview of the capability areas that require industry support, advice on how businesses can prepare themselves to work with ASD, and information on where we advertise opportunities.

There are a number of relevant resources provided in the brochure to help businesses navigate the requirements and processes to prepare for opportunities with ASD.

How to prepare

Security Responsibilities

To do business with ASD, industry needs to adhere to a number of physical, personnel and information/ICT security responsibilities. Those engaged on a project may need to obtain and maintain a national security clearance.

Please consult the ASD Industry Brochure for further information and supporting resources on adherence to ASD security requirements.

ASD Australian Signals Directorate

ASD's Cyber Security Partnership Program

ASD's Cyber Security Partnership Program enables Australian organisations and individuals to engage with the ASD and fellow partners, drawing on collective understanding, experience, skills and capability to lift cyber resilience across the Australian economy.

To work with ASD, it is recommended that industry join the Partnership Program. Additional guidance and resources on the Partnership Program, can be found on

Where to find the latest opportunities

ASD uses numerous avenues to approach industry. ASD will advertise industry opportunities for people, products and services through official government procurement channels.

These include:

  • Austender: The procurement information system operated by the Australian Government
  • BuyICT: The online marketplace that connects government buyers with ICT industry suppliers
  • Standing offers: ASD engages a number of panels. In a panel arrangement, suppliers have been appointed to supply goods or services for a set period of time under agreed terms and conditions, including agreed pricing. ASD also welcomes sub-contracting arrangements where industry are not panel members. Further information on panels can also be found on the Austender website.

Useful links


Key government security policies and guidelines:

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and communities. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders; past, present and emerging. We also recognise Australia's First Peoples' enduring contribution to Australia's national security.

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