Defence Industry Excellence Awards
Wednesday 23 March, 2005
Nominations called for Defence Industry Excellence Awards
The New Zealand Defence Force and the Ministry of Defence are calling for nominations for the Defence Industry Awards of Excellence.
The awards recognise and reward exceptional service delivered to the New Zealand Defence Force and Ministry of Defence by New Zealand and Australian companies.
The criteria against which organisations are judged include: Level of excellence in provision of goods or services to defence, Degree of innovation demonstrated in providing the goods or services, Excellence on an ongoing basis, and Successful development of wider markets.
Companies may be nominated by themselves, Industry organisations, the Ministry of Defence or NZDF units. The cut off date for nominations is Friday 20 May, 2005.
There are two tiers to the award, one for major capital projects, the other for minor projects or supply of ongoing goods or services. In the past awards have been won by manufacturing and service companies, and for contracts ranging from major civil engineering projects to clothing suppliers and a travel agent.
The awards will be presented at the Defence Industry Forum held in Wellington in October.