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Wearables Supply and Management Services


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 21659942
Tender Name : Wearables Supply and Management Services
Reference # : RXI 177
Open Date : Tuesday, 24 September 2019 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Monday, 21 October 2019 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Registration of Interest (ROI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 53100000 - Clothing
  • 53110000 - Footwear
  • International
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Sam Morgan
021 965409
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The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is seeking to engage with the market to provide a wide range of wearables for its personnel. Wearables covers military uniforms, ceremonial attire and personal equipment such as body armour, packs, helmets and other associated products.

This Registration of Interest (ROI) is seeking responses from suppliers with an understanding and experience of military wearables and their manufacture, global supply chain and logistics management, inventory services, tailoring and other associated services. The ROI evaluation purpose is to identify and short-list Responses which best meet the specified criteria.

The proposed contract for supply will start in July 2021 and will run for an initial period of 10 years and may be extended.

Please note that this tender, and all documentation related to it, is only available on NZDF’s SmartProcure website:

Suppliers must logon to SmartProcure to access the tender and submit a response. Registration is simple and free, just click “Register Now”. If you require assistance this is available by email to

All enquiries regarding this tender must be in writing through NZDF's SmartProcure message system. NZDF will endeavour to respond in writing to written enquires within two working days.

Questions are encouraged and you may request that they are kept confidential provided that they are commercially sensitive. NZDF reserves the right to provide supplementary information to all Respondents should a confidential question highlight a point requiring clarification to other Respondents.

If you have any feedback regarding this procurement process, please direct these to

RFx Outcome

This tender has been completed.

Further information:
New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is pleased to announce that Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) has been selected as the Successful Respondent to RFP_2030 Wearables Supply and Managed Services. The current contract with Workwear Group (WWG) expires at the end of June 2021, and will be immediately followed by a transition-out period going into 2022. During this period, both ADA and WWG will gradually transfer all supply and services responsibilities to ensure no disruption to NZDF output requirements. NZDF wish to acknowledge the longstanding working relationship with WWG and thank them for their contribution to the NZDF.

Price Band awarded - $100M+

Date RFx was completed/updated: Wednesday, 23 June 2021 12:01 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)