2017 awards

The Essington Lewis Awards are designed to recognise excellence in the degree to which industry and CASG have worked together in a spirit of collaboration to overcome challenges or problems – ensuring that the ADF has or will have the materiel it needs, when it needs it, and at a cost that represents value for money.

This perpetual trophy is named in honour of Mr Essington Lewis, the industrialist and wartime director of munitions during WWII.

Trophies and certificates will be awarded at a Gala dinner in Canberra on the 13th June, 2017 the day before the D+I Conference.

Eligibility
Eligible activities for all categories include any achievement in the acquisition and sustainment/logistic support and service provision domains that contributes to the CASG’s ability to effectively equip and sustain the ADF in the calendar year of 2016.

FMS acquisitions are not eligible for entry – but the integration of FMS equipment into ADF assets is eligible.

Entries in all categories are open to major companies and Small to Medium Enterprises (SME). ADM is using the Commonwealth definition of a SME: less than 200 full time employees.

All entries in the Certificate categories will automatically become eligible for the relevant Trophy category.

If in any doubt about the eligibility of your activity, please contact the Awards Convener.

Certificate Categories:
a. Major acquisition - Over $50 million
b. Minor acquisition - Under $50 million
c. Major sustainment activity - Over $20 million/year
d. Minor sustainment activity - Under $20 million/year
e. Support/services (e.g. assistance to CASG reform, CASGSS / above the line support, or could be corporate support services etc)

Trophy Categories
f. CASG/Major Company Team of the Year for 2017
g. CASG/SME Team of the Year for 2017
* The Trophy category winners will be selected from the certificate category winners.

Expression of interest
In an effort to streamline the awards, all interested parties are asked to complete an expression of interest document. A template for this has been provided and can be downloaded here (PDF 279kb).

Awards Information
To find out more information about the Awards and categories, the call for entry document can be be downloaded here (PDF 127kb).


Once reviewed and approved by the awards convener, an entry form template will be provided in order to finalise your entry into the awards.

The expression of interest deadline is the 21st March 2017.

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