Title New contract to support ADF recruiting.
Database Press Releases
Date 02-07-2008
Author SNOWDON, Warren, MP
Citation Id N2WQ6
Cover date Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Format Online Text
In Government yes
Item Online Text: 1715746
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MP yes
Pages 1p.
Party ALP
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System Id media/pressrel/N2WQ6

New contract to support ADF recruiting.

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THE HON. WARREN SNOWDON MP Minister for Defence Science and Personnel

Wednesday, 2 July 2008 085/2008


The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, today witnessed the signing of the new Australian Defence Force (ADF) Recruiting Services Contract awarded to Australian company, Chandler Macleod, which is valued at up to $405 million over the next five years.

“Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) has the critical task of attracting and recruiting people with the right skills in the right numbers for service in the Navy, Army and Air Force,” Mr Snowdon said.

“The ADF continues to face a highly competitive labour market, with other Australian employers seeking the same sort of people with similar professional, technical and trade skills.

“DFR meets this challenge by drawing on the expertise of commercial providers for marketing and recruitment services to complement the important work performed by ADF recruiters.

“Chandler Macleod has won the ADF Recruiting Services Contract to work with DFR for the next five years, bringing a wealth of industry experience and new opportunities to support ADF recruitment.”

Mr Snowdon said that Chandler Macleod was selected by Defence following an extensive and competitive tender process conducted in accordance with Government Procurement Guidelines.

The existing contract with Manpower Services (Australia) provides for a seamless transition to the new contract, which will commence on 1 February 2009.

“One of the best results for ADF recruitment is expected this financial year, building on the strong achievement of last year, and I look forward to the greater ADF recruitment achievement that the new contract should bring.”

Media contacts: Kate Sieper (Warren Snowdon): 02 6277 7620 or 0488 484 689 Defence Media Liaison: 02 6265 3343 or 0408 498 664




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