BAE Systems has a long and successful history of working closely with Australian suppliers, to open up both local and international opportunities. As part of our commitment to Australian suppliers, we signed the Business Council of Australia Supplier Payment Code in 2017, indicating our commitment to pay Small to Medium Enterprises on time.

We also actively facilitating opportunities for Australian suppliers to compete in supply chains where we operate including:

  • Identifying opportunities for Australian suppliers bids in BAE Systems’ home markets
  • Assisting Australian suppliers to become more competitive in overseas markets through mentoring
  • Providing training on GSC initiatives
  • Holding program management reviews with the Australian Government to assess performance and opportunities



In response to the Australian Government’s Global Supply Chain initiative, BAE Systems established the Global Access Program (GAP) in 2012, through our team embedded across our international business units, GAP creates export opportunities for Australian companies to access the supply chain of BAE Systems group and partner organisations.

In addition to identifying opportunities and providing introductions, our GAP team also offers companies mentoring and assistance with qualification and proposal writing.



BAE Systems Approved Suppliers are those who have been assessed under our supplier evaluation and approval process, after successfully bidding and winning business with us. Once a Supplier is added to our Approved Suppliers List, they will participate in regular reviews to ensure performance is acceptable and the contract is still valid.

Current business opportunities can be found on the ICN Gateway.