ACOR and Defence

ACOR has been servicing projects in the Defence sector for over 25 years. Our success is built on our subject expertise and scalability and with our services coordinated by project leads with a reputation as a “safe pair of hands.” We have delivered over 670 Defence projects ranging from $15,000 to $1.5bn. Read about some of our projects here: Defence Projects.

Of our 450 staff, over 150 hold security clearance. ACOR has over 300 staff members who have delivered Defence projects in the last five years, and over 130 are currently delivering an active Estate Works Program (EWP) or Capital Facilities Infrastructure (CFI) project. 

To ensure that ACOR provides a “best for project” approach, we have developed a Program Management Office (PMO) organizational structure supported by a Centre of Excellence (COE). This adds value by: 

  • The PMO is broken into geographic regions servicing all of Australia.  
  • We have design management teams based across our ten offices, who coordinate each Defence project and act as the client’s single point of contact.  
  • Each design manager has access to our COE support, founded on a repeatable and efficient service that strives to continually improve and incorporate lessons learnt. Examples of COE support include the use of repeatable design, specifications, and reporting tools, BIM and digital support, price benchmarking, and HOTO support and implementation.

ACOR acknowledges and values the abilities and experience of Australian veterans. In addition to directly employing veterans, we are proud to have signed the Veterans’ Employment Commitment and are a proud Gold Pledge sponsor for Soldier On, which is dedicated to recognising veterans’ skills and experience and enhancing their employment opportunities.

ACOR was also a finalist in the Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards for Consultancy of the Year in 2022 and Defence Innovator of the Year – Company category in 2023 in partnership with Augility/JLL Australia.

We service the full project lifecycle to Defence:

ACOR’s value offering to the Defence supply chain includes:

Digitally Centric
  • ACOR’s Digital & Data service offering.
  • BIM, GEMS-compliant design.
  • GDL shell create, update, complete.
  • Embedded workforce operating on DRN and DSN.
  • ICT/Data Centre capability.
Supporting Indigenous Participation
  • IPP is registered with the Indigenous Council for 4% participation on JLC commissions.
  • The whole business IPP achieves a minimum of 3% participation.
  • Indigenous undergraduate and work placement programs.
Supporting Small – Medium Enterprises
  • Deliberate use of SME subcontractors in the PDS program, including geotechnical, land surveyor, quantity surveyor and building surveyors.
  • Flexible contract arrangements, including payment terms for subcontractors.
Improve Sustainability
  • ACOR’s engineering services, ESD and remedial engineering team.
  • WOL cost analysis.
  • The future fuels reformation.
  • Succession planning – training and professional development program for staff in the Defence business to retain, plan and promote our people.
Behaviours and Values
  • Business culture focused on People and Clients.
  • Deliberately not a ‘big corporate’.
  • Reputation for excellence and collaboration.
  • Regional teams with regional identities.
  • Supporting veteran initiatives.
Capability across the full supply chain
  • Supporting Primes
  • Supporting capability enablers such as the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise and Defence Fuel Supply Chain.
  • Engaged by contractors and subcontractors, all tiers, to support produce design and support construction (DSC, DSSC, PDS, Advisory Support).

Are you interested in partnering or joining the Defence team?

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