Building Sovereign Capability
Leidos understands the important role it plays in supporting the broader Australian industry.
While not everything can be done in-country, with a significant local capability and ongoing development programs, we are dedicated to developing long-term partnerships with a wide array of Australian industry partners including small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), Indigenous and veteran-owned businesses.
As Australia’s strategic context continues to evolve, being able to support local sustainment for a broad range of programs is key. We are focused on delivering advanced capability rapidly in collaboration with trusted industry partners, and as such, have committed to the development of Australian intellectual property, facilitated by research and development partnerships with local SMEs and academia. This local support not only creates opportunity for Australian industry, but also helps the future development of capability as we work towards supporting the delivery of AUKUS and the Defence Strategic Review.
Long term, mutually beneficial relationships with Australian industry is critical to ensuring our Defence industry is world class and can support Australia’s strategic interests now and into the future.
So, we have created the Leidos Australia Partner Network (APN) where we welcome expressions of interest to partner together.
We encourage Australian companies who are interested in working with us to read more on the opportunities below.
Current Opportunities Via The Leidos Australia Partner Network
Leidos Australia is currently seeking expressions of interest for partnership opportunities in maritime, airborne, health and intelligence, as well as in information, communication, technology, and CBRN domains via the Australia Partner Network (APN). Our supplier network consists of over 1000 Australian businesses, supporting both our business operations and feeding directly into our programs.
Registering expressions of interest (EOIs) through the web page provides a fair and equitable process for all companies interested in joining Leidos’ supply chain. Additionally, the centralised record helps Leidos Australia to give fair ongoing consideration to all applications.
Leidos’ Australian Industry Capability (AIC) team regularly consults the database to identify local suppliers and companies that may be suitable for current and future opportunities. Once selected, the AIC team will contact potential partners to discuss opportunities and next steps.
We are focused on working with Australian industry for delivery of all of our projects. We know the importance of supporting the growth of sovereign capability and will continue to build relationships with Australian businesses at all stages of our delivery lifecycle.
We encourage Australian companies who are interested in working with us on the opportunities identified above or on other business requirements as they arise, to complete the APN registration form. In your submission, you should highlight your experience with any relevant capabilities and technologies. Our team will then be in touch to identify potential next steps.
Upcoming Opportunities With Airborne Solutions – Aerial Surveillance Services
Leidos Australia is seeking to maximise opportunities available for Australian industry for upcoming opportunities in 2024, including small-to-medium-enterprises (SMEs) and Indigenous enterprises.
The scope requires Leidos to deliver aerial surveillance services including scheduled, targeted and persisted surveillance in real-time. The surveillance services will be required to be delivered in a diverse range of environmental and climactic conditions to detect, classify and identify any threats.
Leidos is seeking industry engagement with organisations that will potentially be able to support its delivery, particularly in the provision of mature, cost-effective technologies comparable to a crewed fixed wing capability, including:
Remotely piloted aircraft systems
Land based surveillance system
Other surveillance systems
Data management systems
Other ISR mission equipment
Leidos encourages Industry to express interest via the Leidos APN or directly contact Leidos Australian Industry Capability Lead Michaella Edelstein.
Leidos will reach out to organisation with relevant capabilities with an RFI response form, as the first stage of the engagement process.