Commerce Decisions, a QinetiQ company, has established a permanent local presence in Canberra, Australia, through the registration of Commerce Decisions Pty Ltd. The decision to formally enter the Australian market is driven by significant opportunity and demand for Commerce Decisions’ procurement expertise and delivery of the AWARD® software solution. Considerable interest has been shown to date by sectors including defence, infrastructure, transport, civil and federal government.
”I am delighted and very proud of this key step in Commerce Decisions’ journey. An established team and base in Australia will provide our clients with locally accessible and delivered services while building value-adding relationships in the Australian procurement sector.”
Wendy Wates, Managing Director, Commerce Decisions
Commerce Decisions was awarded its first Australian contract in 2013 to deliver the AWARD® evaluation software and supporting professional services to the Defence Materiel Organisation. Subsequent contracts include the General Maintenance Contract for the Guided Missile Frigate (FFGGMC) see case study here, Organic Mine Countermeasure Devices (MCDSPO) and, more recently, Joint Health Command.
Commerce Decisions Pty Ltd will be led by John Crickmore, who has over 20 years’ experience supporting major Defence and government programmes. John will apply local knowledge to Commerce Decisions’ proven world class solutions to deliver value and benefit to Australian clients.
The establishment of Commerce Decisions in Australia, which is a QinetiQ company, is complementary to the QinetiQ Group's existing Australian business. Commerce Decisions and QinetiQ Australia have been working closely to ensure this new Commerce Decisions entity provides opportunity for separate and joint delivery on critical Australian programmes. Mr Crickmore will be based at QinetiQ Australia's Canberra office, drawing on the company's existing in-country infrastructure and aligned support services.
About Commerce Decisions
Commerce Decisions has supported over 9,000 multi-million dollar procurement programmes globally, including high value projects (AU$100M+) and those of strategic national or international importance (AU$1BN+). In total, Commerce Decisions has supported over AU$200 billion of projects to date.
Commerce Decisions is an acknowledged global leader in procurement best practice, specialising in tender assessment scheme design and execution. Commerce Decisions has extensive experience in working with clients to successfully build appropriate and robust assessment schemes for strategic programmes including the London 2012 Olympics, Crossrail and over 70 PPP/PF2/PFI projects. In the Defence domain, Commerce Decisions has the unique position of providing support to UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) across the majority of its strategic acquisition projects. Internationally, Commerce Decisions has supported strategic programmes in Australia, Finland, USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Brunei and for NATO.
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