What’s Canada Buying? October 22, 2012
- Big Honkin’ Ships “Seaspan kicked off a $200-million upgrade to its North Vancouver shipyard Friday, saying that the redevelopment will launch the rebirth of the West Coast shipbuilding industry. The shipyard infrastructure investment marks the first major expenditure in B.C. related to the federal National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. Seaspan landed the $8-billion federal procurement contract a year ago Friday. Seaspan will build seven vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy under the contract. Seaspan president Jonathan Whitworth said the construction project alone will require 150 workers. Seaspan expects the actual shipbuilding project to swell the employment ranks at the North Vancouver site from 200 to 1,200 by 2016, providing stable work over the next decade for shipbuilders on the North Shore ….”
- “The Department of National Defence (DND) requires in-service support for the CC150 Polaris aircraft (Airbus A310-304) for 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario. Activities include servicing, repair and overhaul of the aircraft and related equipment using a commercial approach. In the performance of the work, the contractor shall supply, other than Government Issue, all the resources, facilities, labour and supervision, management services, equipment, materials, drawings, technical data, technical assistance, engineering services, inspection and quality assurance procedures and planning necessary to perform the work ….”
- Wanted: Someone to set up/run Industry Canada’s booth at the Paris Air Show to show off Canada’s aerospace industry.
- “Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is soliciting proposals from Bidders, on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND), for the provision of an Automated Airline Hosting and Aircraft Tasking System ….”