What’s Canada Buying? October 15, 2012
- Big Honkin’ Ships “…. The purpose of this Letter of Interest is to invite interested companies to an Industry Day in Gatineau, Quebec. The Industry Day will provide an update on the status of the Artic/Offshore Patrol Ship and Joint Support Ship In-Service Support projects. Interested companies are also invited to participate in the French and English Industry Day Webinars. The Webinars will provide an opportunity for Industry to participate if they cannot attend the in-person Industry Day …. Industry Day Date: Monday, October 29, 2012 ….” – notice also available here if MERX link doesn’t work.
- Remember this one “Scientific research, development, and technical support to prototype a wearable Integrated Soldier Power System (ISPS) leveraging on new emerging commercial technologies” ? We have a winner! “The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced the awarding of a contract to Rheinmetall Canada Inc, located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, to develop a lightweight power source prototype to be worn by Canadian soldiers, to run their equipment in the field …. Under the contract, Rheinmetall Canada Inc. will research and develop a prototype for a low-weight, energy-efficient power source into which soldiers in the field can easily plug their devices …. The 18-month contract, valued at $1.6 million, was awarded following a competitive procurement process ….”
- Wanted: Someone to study soil to help spot metal stuff underground “…. Defence Research and Development Canada – Suffield (DRDC S) has a requirement to detect and locate buried linear conductive objects such as wire, pipes, rods, geological formations, etc. The overall objective of this contract is to model the scattering of electromagnetic waves from buried linear conductors embedded in a dielectric half-space using Method of Moment calculations as outlined in the Statement of Work, Annex A. The period of contract is from date of contract award to March 31, 2013 inclusive ….”