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What’s Canada Buying? August 30, 2015

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  • Wanted:  “100M Depth rated AUV System — DRDC intends to procure one (1) complete 100 meter depth rated Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) system. This system will be used to augment existing autonomous systems and provide a platform to continue R&D development in underwater research at DRDC Atlantic.   DRDC has a requirement for an AUV with an onboard vehicle control system with a mature interface to various adaptive behavior “autonomy software” architectures.   Autonomous vehicle manufacturers typically provide vehicle navigation and control systems on a main vehicle control computer (VCC). The VCC is capable of outputting vehicle position and trajectory information to a separate payload computer. The VCC in return accepts input of  autonomy decisions such as heading, speed and depth.  The two autonomy software systems used by DRDC are SeeTrack Neptune and MOOS-IvP.  See Annex A  Statement of Work in the Request for Proposal for more details ….”
  • Wanted:  “SENIOR AIRWORTHINESS ANALYST — The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement for the professional services of a Senior Airworthiness Analyst for technical engineering and maintenance services for the WSM of the CH149 Cormorant SAR  helicopter Fleet.  Canada is seeking to establish a contract for  the services of a Senior Airworthiness Analyst as defined in the  RFP, Annex “A”, Statement of Work, for approximatively two (2) years for the Department of National Defence, with an option to extend the term of the Contract by three (3) additional one (1)-year period under the same conditions ….”
  • Wanted:  “PROTRACTOR,RECTANGULAR — Department of National Defence has a requirement for the supply of twenty thousand (20,000) Protractor Rectangular in accordance with the mandatory specifications detailed at Annex A and the  Drawing DDL 301874-1 ….”
  • Wanted:  12,000 x “LIGHT, MARKER, DISTRESS”
  • Wanted:  “Request For Information NON-COMBATANT CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY — The Department of National Defence (DND) has the requirement to establish and maintain standards that assure DND’s non-combatant vessels (hereinafter referred to as vessels) are fit for purpose, safe to operate and compliant with standards to protect the environment.  To establish and maintain the safety of the vessels, DND is seeking to engage the services of a Classification Society ….”
  • Wanted:  “Food-Field Rations Various Locations — Regional Individual Standing Offer for the supply, delivery and offloading of “One Stop Shopping” items for rations, such as dairy products, eggs, meat, fish, poultry, fresh and frozen products, juice, beverages, bread and miscellaneous groceries to the Department of National Defence, Edmonton Garrison, Edmonton, Alberta and Wainwright at Denwood, Alberta, for use by Field Units, and Foreign Visiting Army Units, for deliveries within the geographical areas west of Thunder Bay, Ontario, including Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, including Vancouver Island, on an “as required” basis, for a one (1) year period, estimated from November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016, plus two (2) additional one (1) year option periods ….”
  • Wanted:  “Environmental Chamber — The Defence Research and Development Canada of the Department of National Defence has a requirement for the supply of one (1) Environmental Chamber. This chamber is to provide a platform for testing radiological instruments for their susceptibility to temperature and hunidity.  Complete detailed specifications are identified in the Request for Proposal Documents ….”
  • Wanted:  “Aircraft Wash 14 Wing Greenwood — The Department of National Defence  has a requirement for the provision of aircraft wash services for CC130 Hercules and CP140 Aurora aircraft at 14 Wing Greenwood, Greenwood, Nova Scotia.  It is mandatory that the Bidder or a representative of the Bidder visit the work site. Arrangements have been made for the site visit to be held at 14 Wing Greenwood on September 23, 2015. The site visit will begin at 11:00 a.m. ….”



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