Tidbits from Both Sides of the Fight

What’s Canada Buying? November 28, 2012

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  • F-35 Tug o’ War (1)  Public Works Minister on the process, in the House of Commons on Monday  “…. one of the parts of our seven-point plan that we are undertaking before a purchase is made to replace the CF-18s is doing a full options analysis. As I said last week, the statement of requirements will be set aside while a full options analysis is completed …. the Department of National Defence, overseen by the secretariat, will be performing a full options analysis. The current statement of requirements will be set aside while that full options analysis is being performed.”
  • F-35 Tug o’ War (2)  Public Works Minister on the process, in the House of Commons on Tuesday  “We have put together a secretariat. The membership is comprised of the senior deputy ministers in charge of military procurement, in addition to two independent members. Importantly, one of them is a former Canadian auditor general, and we appreciate very much his contribution and oversight. As the member knows, the secretariat will be responsible for the seven-point plan, including the options analysis …. the secretariat will ensure the proper expertise is brought in to review the statement of requirements and to do a full options analysis.”   
  • Wanted:  Information on how to train medics before they head into combat  “…. The purpose of this (Request for Information) is to provide industry with an early opportunity to comment on DND’s requirement for the Canadian Forces Tactical Medical training course. This feedback will assist Canada in ensuring that its requirements are in line with industry standards.  The Canadian Forces Health Services Group (CF H Svcs Gp) has identified a critical requirement to conduct a formalized, enhanced tactical medical training program targeted primarily at Medical Technicians prior to their deployment on high risk missions and operations ….” – more details on what should be taught and who should be teaching in the bid document here.
  • Wanted:  Baked goods for St. Jean Garrison – more on how much of what kind of baked goods needed here.

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28 November 12 at 7:51

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