What’s Canada Buying? July 26, 2012
- “The Boeing Company has selected L-3 Communications MAS of Mirabel and General Dynamics Canada of Ottawa for two In-Service Support Program contracts for Canadian Forces CH-147F Chinook helicopters. Boeing announced the first group of three In-Service Support Program awards in January. L-3 MAS received a contract then for technical publications, and has been selected in this phase to provide support and test equipment. General Dynamics Canada has received a maintenance training suite/contractor maintenance support contract. “Boeing looks forward to continuing to build and strengthen our relationship with both the Canadian Forces and Canadian industry as we add to our growing list of Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) customers around the world,” said Jim O’Neill, vice president and general manager, Boeing Integrated Logistics. Through Canada’s Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) Policy, Boeing’s IRB commitments on the CH-147F In-Service Support Program will bring benefits of approximately US$2 billion to Canada over a 20-year period ….”
- Wanted: someone to test how safe a proposed vaccine against western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV), eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEE) in animals in preparation to eventually apply for clinical trials in people (screen capture of posting also here if link doesn’t work – more on the proposed company here.
- “… This Request for Proposal is for 1000 Hunting Knives to be delivered to the Department of National Defence’s Base in Edmonton, Alberta and another 1000 Hunting Knives to be delivered to Montreal, Quebec …” - a few details on proposed specs in bid document excerpt here.
- Plain language translation: How can we use high-tech to improve how we get beans & bullets to the troops when they’re all over the place? “…. The objective of this work is to develop new advanced decision support technology concepts to support in-theatre logistics planning and sustain missions in the context of adaptive dispersed operations. The main intent is to focus on the development and integration of resource control/monitoring and management, analysis and forecasting functionality concept in decision support capability components for In-theatre logistics planning and sustain mission in uncertain, time-constrained and hostile environment. The anticipated capability will provide flexible informed decision enhancement, logistics cost/footprint and sense-response cycle reduction, service level improvement and human overload reduction …” - more technical detail in the Statement of Work here.
- Wanted: someone to find things that could go “boom” (and deal with what they find) in/around “ERFB area, Lac Saint-Pierre (Québec)” for around $540,000.
Written by milnewsca
26 July 12 at 13:45
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