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Supplier Portal

Saab Australia, as an Australian company, is dedicated to the development of Australian industry. We have a clear policy of using local suppliers and subcontractors whenever possible to deliver products and services to our customers while also developing Australian Industry Capability.

We believe in sharing our technology, our ideas and our thinking with our suppliers and partners for mutual benefit and better outcomes.

Our Suppliers

As a supplier to Saab you will contribute to our success when you are innovative, agile, skillful and efficiently managed. Saab’s customers are spread globally and so will you be as one of our suppliers.

Saab is seeking Australian companies with products and capabilities to support our major programs and bids in the defence and security domains. Our Australian Industry Capability strategy aims to improve the skills and knowledge of all our teams through global experience and capability development in order to grow Australian sovereign capability.

We believe that Australian Industry Capability is about more than just awarding contracts to Australian companies; it is about developing a long-term Australian sovereign industrial base. 

To remain competitive and develop their skill sets, Australian businesses require growth and development as well as funded contracts.
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Snapshot of Saab Australia

700
Employees
8
Australian office locations
1168
Approved subcontractors

Become an Approved Supplier

To become a Saab Approved Supplier our industry engagement, procurement and quality teams will work with you to assess your suitability to support our projects and programs.

Please forward your quad chart or company information which we will initially assess and correlate with our supply chain needs and requirements, then notify you of our further interest.

Potential suppliers then undergo an onboarding process which will include a detailed assessment of information provided via our Supplier Evaluation Questionnaire and if needed, may also include site visits by industry engagement, procurement/subcontracts, quality and engineering staff.

New suppliers are evaluated by a panel consisting of representatives from Procurement/Subcontracts, quality, and security operations, ensuring that the new supplier is approved to supply goods and or services for which they are
appropriately qualified.

On successful completion of the onboarding process a supplier will be placed on the Saab Approved Supplier List. The procurement team will work with the business to execute appropriate agreements for the Procurement of goods and services. These agreements may include framework agreements, standing offers, contracts to supply, purchase orders, and other agreements.

Please read our privacy policy to understand how we manage the information you provide.

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Join our supply chain

Connect with our team to join Saab’s supply chain. We can provide additional support for Supply Nation certified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or Veteran owned business. This includes one-on-one online sessions to complete the Supplier Evaluation Questionnaires and advice on working in defence industry.

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ICN Gateway

Saab Australia utilises the ICN Gateway to solicit information on suppliers and their products for specific projects or prospects. Companies interested in the defence and security domains should register on the ICN Gateway and monitor for current and future opportunities.

The current opportunities are currently on the ICN Gateway

A responsible company

Saab is committed to high standards of business ethics and sustainability. Saab’s Supplier Code of Conduct is based on the UN Global Compact’s ten principles and expresses the expectations that we hold for our suppliers.

We encourage our suppliers to establish their own codes of conduct based on similar standards and to flow down these standards to all persons and entities supplying goods or services to Saab.

We also expect that our suppliers will, upon receiving reasonable notice, give Saab access to relevant premises and documentation to verify compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct.

Critical deviations or repeated unwillingness to make improvement, however, may jeopardize the supplier’s relationship with Saab.

If a supplier fails to meet our expectations as set out in the Supplier Code of Conduct, Saab’s general approach is to encourage improvement. 

Useful links

Australian Industry Capability

Australian Industry & Defence Network

CASG

Defence Export Controls

Office of Defence Industry Support

Defence Teaming Centre