What’s Canada Buying? 13 May 2015

  • Sea King Replacement  “Cyclone choppers to land starting in June — feds — The CH-148 Cyclone helicopters have still not been accepted by Canada but the government says they will start to be delivered in June, one year after the government renegotiated its contract for the choppers. Four of the aircraft are currently housed at 12 Wing Shearwater, and Royal Canadian Air Force pilots are being trained on them ….”
  • Commentary  “Procurement is about procurement …. The military is a fight­ing force, not a public works project. If a foreign manufacturer is best able to supply its needs, a government that purports to have any commitment to the military — or the taxpayer — shouldn’t hesitate to sign the contract.”
  • What’s Canada Selling? (1)  “Bigger bang in London’s gunsights — A bid to “up-gun” a nervous Uncle Sam’s London-built U.S. armoured vehicles deployed in Europe, where the Russians are making some nations twitchy, could mean more work (in London, ON).  But the bang could be even bigger yet, because the U.S. Army wants to modernize its overall armoured fleet, meaning a possible windfall for General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLS) that builds light-armoured military vehicles for the U.S. in London ….”
  • What’s Canada Selling? (2)  “Cayuga firm lands contract for armoured vehicle parts —  A Cayuga (Ontario) manufacturer has been awarded a contract to provide lightweight, quick-disconnect fluid fittings to Canadian-built, light-armoured military vehicles destined for Saudi Arabia.  Battlefield International, which builds couplings and valves, has signed an initial contract with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada of London, Ont. worth $118,000.  But it’s expected to reach several million dollars over the next five years and account for 10 jobs in Cayuga, according to a release from the riding’s MP, Diane Finley ….”
  • “CDR Names Thales Canada #1 Defence Company — Canada’s leading defence and military magazine, CANADIAN DEFENCE REVIEW, has released its annual survey and ranking of defence companies in Canada.  Thales Canada, which is active in avionics, transportation and defence systems, has been ranked # 1 in CDR’s survey of Canada’s Top Defence Companies for 2015.  It is the eleventh year for CDR’s survey of Canada’s Top Defence Companies and in announcing this year’s rankings, CDR Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Peter Kitchen commented ….”more
  • “US army calls for ideas on invisible uniforms for soldiers …. Some firms claim to be on their way there already. Guy Cramer, CEO of Canadian camouflage makers Hyperstealth Biotechnology, says he demonstrated metamaterial camouflage to US military scientists last year, and that the new project will allow him to move forward with it. But Cramer won’t yet reveal details or release photographs of the material ….”
  • “Request for Qualifications for a project that will be delivered under a Public-Private-Partnership (Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain model) Entreprise Data Centre Borden Expansion Project, CFB Borden, Ontario …. The estimated cost of this project is in the order of magnitude of $400,000,000, which includes capital, operating and financing costs ….”
  • Way Up North  Wanted:  “NAVAL DISTILLATE FUEL, OP NANOOK 2015 …. This Department of National Defence requirement is for the supply of a total potential quantity of 220,000 litres of Naval Distillate Fuel (Type 11, in accordance with CGSB Standard 3.11-2010 (latest issue)) as follows: a total firm quantity of 60,000 litres and a total optional quantity of 50,000 litres for the first delivery and the same estimated firm and optional quantity for the second delivery ….”
  • Wanted:  “Medium Support Vehicle System Repair, Edmonton, Alberta …. Department of National Defence (DND), 1 Service Battalion Maintenance Company (1 Svc Bn Maint Coy) is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 6 Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) trucks in Red Deer AB.  The Department of National Defence,  CFB Edmonton Garrison requires a Regional Individual Standing Offer for the supply of all labour, materials, tools, equipment, transportation, and supervision necessary toprovide MSVS repair services ….”
  • Wanted:  “Vehicle Repair, MilCOTS, Edmonton, Alberta …. Department of National Defence (DND), 1 Service Battalion Maintenance Company (1 Svc Bn Maint Coy) is responsible for the maintenance of approximately six (6) 2003 GMC K25743HD (Chevrolet Silverado), Military Commercial Off The Shelf (MilCOTS), Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled (LUVW) in Red Deer AB.  The Department of National Defence, CFB Edmonton Garrison requires a Regional Individual Standing Offer for the supply of all labour, materials, tools, equipment, transportation, and supervision necessary to provide repairs, corrective and preventative maintenance, modifications and provision of replacement parts on MilCOTS LUVW ….”
  • Wanted:  RFI for Radiation Detection System From the bid document here“The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has begun the process for procuring a replacement hand-held radiation detection system (RDS). To this end, respondents are requested to provide information on the technical availability and associated prices of systems they offer that match the requirements defined in the Draft Product Specification Document (available upon request from the Public Works and Government Services Canada Contracting Authority) …. The CAF plans to release the Request for Proposal (RFP) in 2018 for quantity 700 units with associated in-service support ….”
  • Wanted:  500 x “TACTICAL HEARING DEFENDERS”
  • Wanted:  “Education Services …. For the provision of trade development related lesson plans and provide trade related instruction in math, physics and chemistry on an “as and when requested basis” for the Department of National Defence at Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering, Oromocto, New Brunswick for the period from date of award to 30 June 2018 with the option to extend for two additional one year periods ….”
  • Wanted:  “Provision Military Interpretation …. Parks Canada has a requirement for the provision of military animation and visitor services on behalf of Heritage Canada for the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2015.   The Contractor shall provide personnel to portray the military garrison in the Citadel (78th Highlanders, Royal Artillery, Royal Navy and Soldier’s wives) circa 1869 and to provide visitor reception and orientation services, collection of fees and provision of personal interpretation ….”

 

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