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Thursday, 24 May 2001
Page: 27098


Dr Martin asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 1 March 2001:

(1) Who are the companies that have submitted tenders for the Defence Integrated Distribution Scheme (DIDS).

(2) How many of those companies are Australian or have Australian partners, and who are those partners.

(3) What sum has each tenderer spent in support of their bids.

(4) When will an announcement be made about the successful tenderer.

(5) Which electoral divisions are affected by the DIDS program.


Mr Reith (Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) The companies that have submitted tenders for the Defence Integrated Distribution System (DIDS) are:

· NexGen Logistics Pty Ltd;

· Integrated Defence Logistics (IDL) Pty Ltd;

· Defence In House Option (IHO);

· ADI-Linfox;

· Force Logistics; and

· TenixToll Defence Logistics.

(2) All of the joint venture consortia are Australian owned. The consortia and their partners are:

· NexGen Logistics Pty Ltd is a joint venture company between BAE Systems, Honeywell, and Caterpillar Logistic Services;

· Integrated Defence Logistics (IDL) Pty Ltd is a joint venture company between Transfield Pty Ltd and TNT Australia Pty Ltd;

· Defence In House Option (IHO) and ARN Logistics Pty Ltd;

· ADI-Linfox is a joint venture company between ADI Limited and Linfox Transport Pty Ltd;

· Force Logistics is a joint venture between Mayne Nickless Ltd (MPG Logistics) and Serco Australia Pty Ltd; and

· TenixToll Defence Logistics is a joint venture between Tenix Pty Ltd and Toll Holdings Ltd.

(3) The Defence Department has neither requested nor been provided with details of the sum each tenderer has spent in support of their bids.

(4) An announcement on the successful tenderer will be made when consideration by Government has been completed.

(5) Effects on electoral divisions will not be known until the outcome of the tender process.