How to prepare
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'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 www.cyber.gov.au
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.
- Austender: The procurement information system operated by the Australian Government www.tenders.gov.au
- BuyICT: The online marketplace that connects government buyers with ICT industry suppliers www.buyict.gov.au
- 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.
Key government security policies and guidelines: