Tidbits from Both Sides of the Fight

What’s Canada Buying? February 20, 2015

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  • Wanted:  Someone to “Construct New Armoury, St-Hubert Garrison (Québec) … The work includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the supply of labour, material, supervision and equipment necessary to construct a new armoury, to modify, reconfigure and renovate two existing buildings and to demolish one building …” – no price or specs shared publicly
  • Wanted (eventually):  someone to do some work at CFAD Bedford  “ADVANCE PROCUREMENT NOTICE RENOVATION OF BUILDING BM203 AND CONSOLIDATION OF LIGHT INDUSTRIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS CFAD BEDFORD, NS … Renovation of building BM203 and consolidation of light industrial and administrative functions … Building BM203, a vacated building, was built in 1972. The project is to renovate 2,981 square meters of the vacated single story building BM203 (which will include a new 273 square meters vehicle wash bay) in order to relocate and consolidate all administrative and non-explosive light industrial support-services to the Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot Bedford …”
  • Wanted:  someone to carry out a “Berthing Infrastructure Study for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Program, Esquimalt, BC and Halifax, NS … Defence Construction Canada (DCC) is calling for Abbreviated Proposals from consulting firms to provide professional services specific to this Department of National Defence (DND) project, which will be located at CFB Esquimalt, BC and CFB Halifax, NS.  The objective of this Request for Abbreviated Proposal (RFAP) is to select a Consultant, who will complete a Study to investigate and report on the potential Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) costs of expanding and/or modifying the existing berthing infrastructure at CFB Esquimalt and CFB Halifax …”
  • Wanted:  “Scientific Support for Anti-Submarine Warfare Sonar Research & Development and Field Trials … Defence Research & Development Canada – Atlantic (DRDC) has a requirement of Scientific Support for Anti-Submarine Warfare Sonar Research & Development and Field Trials.  This Contractor will support sea trial planning, trials equipment readiness, trials execution, and reporting and analysis activities associated with CAS (Continuous Active Sonar???) in the littorals …”
  • Another round … “Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) Call for Proposals … Established in 2012, the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) is a federally-funded program that enhances Canada’s public safety and security through investments in science and technology (S&T). More specifically, the CSSP strengthens Canada’s ability to anticipate, prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters, serious accidents, crime and terrorism through the convergence of S&T with policy, operations and intelligence …”
  • Wanted:  “Driver Training … The Department of National Defence requires tactical driver training to be delivered at the offerors location, for the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy”
  • Wanted:  “CONVERGED COMBAT RAINSUITS … This requirement is to provide the Department of National Defence with converged Jackets and Pants , Hot/Wet weather Windbreakers, static-dissipative , CADPAT (TW) … Firm Quantity :A firm quantity of 13 400 jackets and 9 800 pants must be delivered at the rate of 250-400 sets each week …” – LOTS of spec details (200+ pages) here
  • Wanted:  “Mountain Climbing Equipment … 2 CER Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Squadron, CFB Petawawa, has a requirement for Mountain Climbing Equipment in support of on-going Specialized Military Training …”
  • Wanted:  someone to set up & run a “GUIDED TOUR OF BATTLEFIELDS IN EUROPE (ARMY CADETS) … The Department of National Defence has a requirement to provide a “turnkey” solution, of an organized guided tour of battlefields in Europe for thirty (30) Army cadets, aged 16-18 years, under the supervision of two (2) adult staff from the Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC).  The guided tour will be a minimum of twelve (12) days and a maximum of fourteen (14) days (including two (2) days of international travel) and include all travel arrangements (air and land), accommodations, food, tour director and guides …”

An Army Travels on Its Stomach …



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