What’s Canada Buying? January 29, 2013
- Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) “Industry Engagement” wraps up “The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, and the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), are pleased to announce the completion of one-on-one consultation meetings with military truck manufacturers for the Standard Military Pattern (SMP) component of the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) project …. Public Works and Government Services Canada and the Department of National Defence met with industry between January 17 and 23 in the National Capital Region, as part of the first step in preparing for re-issuing of the SMP Request for Proposals (RFP). The Government of Canada has consulted with industry in order to ensure industry input prior to re-issuing the RFP. The Government of Canada will now analyze the information obtained from the consultation process in the finalization of the SMP RFP. The intent is to issue the RFP following the consultation process and implementation of the RFP amendments as considered appropriate ….”- more from mainstream media here, and some backstory on this at Milnet.ca here.
- More ideas, via Mark Collins, on maintaining more than one Fixed Wing Search & Rescue (FWSAR) plane in the CF
- Speaking of FWSAR and industry engagement, “…. The purpose of this Letter of Interest (LOI) is to continue to share information as part of the Industry Engagement Strategy in the context of the Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement (FWSAR) Project. By sharing additional information, the intent from the FWSAR Secretariat is to seek industry feedback to allow the Government of Canada to better understand what industry has to offer and to help the FWSAR project team progress the definition work. Feedback from Industry may be used to support Canada’s decision-making process such as finalizing its requirements in an effort to assist in improving project documentation prior to official release as part of any eventual Request for Proposal (RFP) ….” – pretty much the same information in the bid package here, and a bit more detail at the Public Works FWSAR site here.
- There’s a new deadline for the call for someone to deliver explosive booby trap (a.k.a. “Home Made Explosive(s) and Improvised Explosive(s)”) training.
- Wanted: up to 50K credit-card-sized flash drives as promotional give-aways - let’s hope this doesn’t go the way of the orange stress balls ….
- Wanted: mountaineering boots, jackets and canoe stuff for British troops training in Alberta - more details in part of the bid package here.
Written by milnewsca
29 January 13 at 12:15
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