The ‘Team Nova’ major service provider (MSP) consortium has commenced a new strategic relationship with the Aerospace Maritime, Training and Surveillance Branch (AMTS).
This is the third Integrated Work Package (IWP) contract to be awarded to the Team Nova MSP through the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) MSP IWP mechanism.
The AMTS branch of CASG within the Australian Department of Defence, is responsible for the acquisition and sustainment of the maritime surveillance capability being acquired under the AIR 7000 program and the E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning capability.
Aiming to achieve collaborative excellence with Defence and industry, Nova Systems, together with subcontractors PwC and QinetiQ, are drawing on the capabilities of their preferred suppliers and leveraging the strength of small to medium enterprises and small businesses to support the branch.
Nova Systems Australia & New Zealand chief executive Steven Robinson said that the MSP arrangements are transforming the way CASG engages with industry to support the branches, projects, systems program offices and centres of expertise.
"We’re very pleased to be on this journey together with Defence and industry. The outcome focused MSP contracting arrangements will deliver shared long-term benefits and value," he said.
Team Nova is confident that its approach will ensure the provision of best for Defence outcomes and will build capability and capacity within the sector to meet the challenges of the Integrated Investment Program. There are significant opportunities for small business to provide MSP support services through Team Nova in support of AMTS for the next five to eight years.
With three IWPs contracted and a fourth expected to commence shortly, Team Nova is working closely with its supply chain to ensure the best of Australian industry is available to provide solutions to CASG. As of February 2019, a considerable number of small to medium enterprises and small businesses are already employed across the three contracted IWPs.