The Commonwealth and NIOA conducted a joint Industry Briefing on 30 July 2020 to advise on the next phase of market solicitation activities, as well as an update on the Lethality System (LAND 159) project.  Due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, the Industry Briefing was held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

The presentation slide deck has been uploaded to AusTender ( and can be found at reference LSD/NOT/7951/4.

The Defence contact email remains with original information on the Industry Briefing also available on AusTender (reference LSD/IB/7951/4).


The Expression of Interest for LAND 159 Tranche 1 opened 27 July 2020 and will now close 21 August 2020 at 4pm AEST (this was originally 17 August 2020).

The Expression of Interest is being conducted via a dedicated AWARD® Lethality Portal for ease of response and evaluation. AWARD® is a proven market solicitation management tool from Commerce Decisions. Each respondent to the LAND 159 Tranche 1 Expression of Interest will be provided an individual and secure AWARD® Lethality Portal profile.

To obtain a registration for the Expression of Interest, email NIOA at with your details, including your company name, the name of a primary person as well as possible secondary users, email addresses, and contact phone numbers.  This is a dedicated email address for the purposes of generating AWARD® supplier profiles.

Please note that the Expression of Interest is an independent activity to the Industry Brief, and suppliers will need to submit a separate registration to have a supplier profile created in AWARD® to participate.