What’s Canada Buying? September 24, 2012
- “The Harper government is embarking on an ambitious effort to develop a Canada-first military purchasing strategy – one that aims to funnel as many procurement dollars as possible to domestic firms with the potential to be leaders in their field. It is the latest step in the Conservatives’ plans to craft a defence industrial policy for Canada – an effort to harness the power of the military-security budget in the service of long-term jobs and economic growth. This week, the government will announce it is tapping high-tech luminary Tom Jenkins, executive chairman of OpenText Corp., to help assemble a plan for what has been called “strategic procurement.” He’ll serve as special adviser to Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose to help Ottawa identify key industrial capabilities it wants to support and develop ….” – more on Jenkins here.
- “Requirement: A Regional Individual Standing Offer (RISO) for the provision of all labour, transportation and supervision necessary to provide (five) leopard vehicle technicians on an “as and when requested” basis for the Department of National DEFENCE (DND), Edmonton, Alberta ….” – a few more details on where they’ll be working here.
- Wanted: someone to supply “labour, material, supervision and equipment necessary to demolish and remove two elevated steel water storage tanks on concrete pedestals and all related appurtenances in Petawawa, Ontario …. The estimated cost for this opportunity is in the order of $389,000.00 ….”
- Wanted: “Quantity of one (1) – Mobile Weapon Laboratory Trailer. This Mobile Weapon Laboratory will be based on a purpose-built enclosed dual axle trailer with the nominal exterior dimensions of 24 ft x 8 feet 6 inches …. The trailer is intended to be used as a workshop when small arms are tested away from the Quality Engineering Test Establishment (QETE). The trailer will be towed by a Ford F350 one-ton, dual rear wheel 4 x 4 pick up truck ….”