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What’s Canada Buying? May 6, 2015

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6 May 15 at 14:45

What’s Canada Buying? May 3, 2015

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  • Big Honkin’ Ships (Fewer than planned edition)  “Canada set to scale back big plan for navy ships, go over budget — Canadian officials said on Friday a C$26.2 billion ($21.5 billion) program to build 15 naval ships could end up below target and over budget ….”
  • “Magellan Aerospace awarded engine maintenance contract option year for CF-188 F404 — Magellan Aerospace announced today the award of an option year related to the contract for engine repair and overhaul of the F404 engine that powers Canada’s fleet of CF-188 Hornet aircraft.  The one-year, follow-on option year commenced on 1 April 2015, and has projected value added revenue of CDN $16 million.  The work will be carried out at Magellan’s facility in Mississauga, Ontario.  Under the terms of the contract, the Corporation will provide maintenance, engineering, material management, provision of Field Service Representatives, and Publication support for the CF-188 F404 engine and ancillary components ….”
  • “Roundtable Summary: How Cost Estimating can Improve the Defence Procurement ProcessThe following is a summary of the CDA Institute roundtable “How Cost Estimating can Improve the Defence Procurement Process” held in Ottawa on 15 April 2015. These roundtable discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule. This summary reflects Analyst Melissa Hawco’s perception of the discussion. The CDA Institute thanks Lockheed Martin Canada for its generous sponsorship of the 2015/​16 Roundtable Discussion Series ….”
  • Yet MOAR new buildings! (1)  “ADVANCE PROCUREMENT NOTICE, CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW PAVILION, QUEBEC CITY REGION (QC) …. This project will procure the services of a general contractor in order to build a new 30 000 m2 building, including the parking area and the outdoor design, as well as the demolition of three (3) existing buildings in the Quebec City region …. The work under this contract includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the supply of labour, material, supervision and equipment necessary for the construction of a new building and the demolition of three (3) existing buildings.   The estimated value for this project is approximately $ 90 000 000.00. It is anticipated that this procurements will be initiated in March 2016.  This is conditional on the project receiving approval to proceed by the DND ….”
  • Yet MOAR new buildings! (2)  “ADVANCE PROCUREMENT NOTICE-CONSTRUCTION OF AN ARMOURY, 35 CER SAINTE-FOY, (QC) …. This project is for the construction of an Armoury located in Ste-Foy, (QC), with a surface area of approximately 4,000 square meters, a non-heated building of approximately 25 square meters and a parking lot for civilian vehicles and military vehicles. The project includes also the demolition of 42 housing units and 2 garages …. The estimated value for this project is approximately 14M$.  It is anticipated that this procurement will be initiated in summer 2015. This is conditional on the project receiving approval to proceed by the DND ….”
  • Maintenance contract coming up in Quebec (1)  “ADVANCE PROCUREMENT NOTICE, BASE PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 15/16, CFB 2ND WING BAGOTVILLE AND RELATED SATELLITE SITES …. The program may include, but is not limited to new construction for DND’s infrastructure, renovations and modernization of Department of National Defence (DND) infrastructure, demolition, maintenance and removal of DND’s infrastructure in support of Canadian Forces Operations.  Overall program value is estimated at $5,000,000.00 …. It is anticipated that the procurement for these projects will be initiated in the period of April 2015 through March 31 2016.  This is conditional on receiving approval to proceed by DND ….”
  • Maintenance contract coming up in Quebec (2)  “ADVANCE PROCUREMENT NOTICE, BASE PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 15/16, ST-JEAN GARRISON AND RELATED SATELLITE SITES …. The program may include, but is not limited to new construction for DND’s infrastructure, renovations and modernization of Department of National Defence (DND) infrastructure, demolition, maintenance and removal of DND’s infrastructure in support of Canadian Forces Operations …. Overall program value is estimated at $5,000,000.00 …. It is anticipated that the procurement for these projects will be initiated in the period of April 2015 through March 31 2016.  This is conditional on receiving approval to proceed by DND ….”
  • Maintenance contract coming up in Quebec (3)  “ADVANCE PROCUREMENT NOTICE, BASE PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 15/16, MONTREAL GARRISON AND RELATED SATELLITE SITES …. Overall program value is estimated at $6,000,000.00 …. It is anticipated that the procurement for these projects will be initiated in the period of april 2015 through March 31 2016.  This is conditional on receiving approval to proceed by DND ….”
  • Maintenance contract coming up in Quebec (4)  “ADVANCE PROCUREMENT NOTICE, BASE PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 15/16, VALCARTIER GARRISON AND RELATED SATELLITE SITES …. Overall program value is estimated at $10,000,000.00 …. It is anticipated that the procurement for these projects will be initiated in the period of April 2015 through March 31 2016.  This is conditional on receiving approval to proceed by DND ….”
  • “DEW Line Sites Monitoring Program, Baffin Region, Nunavut …. Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of Department of National Defence (DND) requires the services of a Senior Environmental Professional or Senior Geotechnical Engineering, acting as prime consultant to collect visual, chemical, thermal and photographic records at the DEW Line Landfill sites located at:  CAM-5 Mackar Inlet, Fox-M Hall Beach, Fox-2 Longstaff Bluff, Fox-3 Dewar Lakes, Fox-4 Cap Hooper, Fox-5 Broughton Island, and DYE-M Cape Dyer, Baffin Region, Nunavut ….”
  • A bit o’ braggin’ about Trenton’s runway lighting  “Orion Solar has been supplying Carmanah solar powered aviation lights in Australia for more than ten years which meeting the requirements of a range of civil and military applications …. A recent example of the success of the Carmanah lights was the installation of A704-5 runway edge lights at Canada’s premier airlift base at Trenton, Ontario.  Trenton is the hub of the Canadian Forces air transport fleet for both strategic and tactical operations.  The lights were equipped with visible and IR LEDs for use with NVG, radio control to support aircrew ARCAL operation and handheld wireless controller for ground operation ….”

 

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3 May 15 at 10:15

What’s Canada Buying? April 15, 2015

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  • New Canadian Library of Parliament research paper out — “Defence Procurement Organizations: A Global Comparison”
  • “Lockheed Martin Corporation Signs $170 Million Contract With Canadian Navy — Lockheed Martin Corporation will provide command and surveillance system integration services to the Canadian Royal Navy ….”
  • “DRS Lands Potential $440M in Navy Submarine Electronic, Comm Tech IDIQs …. DRS also announced it signed a potential eight-year, $100 million contract with General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) land systems business in Canada to produce surveillance systems for the Canadian Army’s LAV 6.0 armored vehicles.  Canada’s army ordered the mast-mounted surveillance suites and related services as part of its Light Armoured Vehicle – Reconnaissance Surveillance System project.” – “Canadian , U.S. contracts for DRS Technologies”
  • Big Honkin’ Ships  Commentary  “Tories’ Navy vessel procurement plans sail into rough waters”
  • Wanted:  “ADVANCE PROCUREMENT NOTICE – HOUSING OF THE 430 TACTICAL HELICOPTERS SQUADRON, VALCARTIER (QC) …. This project aims to procure the services of general contractors and sub-contractors to build a new building of 1,849m2 and the demolition of four existing buildings for the 430 logistics tactical squadron housing …. The estimated value of this project is around 9.9M$.  It is anticipated that this procurement will be initiated in the Fall of 2015. This is conditional on the project receiving approval to proceed by the DND ….”more
  • Wanted:  “Parachute Training Facility …. The Department of National Defence (DND) requires a Contractor to supply instruction, facilities, resources, and infrastructure needed to support the conduct of Canadian Forces Military Freefall Parachute (MFP), Freefall Jump Master (FJM) and Military Freefall Parachute Instructor (MFPI) course ….”
  • Wanted:  “Summary of One-on-One Sessions for BATC Canada, Industry Day …. On 14 October 2014, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) published a Letter of Interest (LOI) on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) seeking to engage with Industry on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND) Suffield, acting as AGENT for the British Army Training Unit Suffied (BATUS).  As part of that engagement, Participants were asked to provide a written response to questions related to both the technical aspects of the Work to be undertaken and the procurement strategy ….”
  • Wanted:  “CH 124 SEA KING T58GE-100 R&O …. The objective of this LOI is to solicit relevant feedback from Industry on methods that could enable the effective and economical sustainment of the T58GE-100 Turboshaft Aero-Engine used on the CH 124 Sea King Helicopter ….”
  • Wanted:  “Repair and Overhaul (R&O) of Detroit Diesel Engines for the Tracked Light Armoured Vehicles (TLAV) …. The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement for the Repair and Overhaul of Detroit Diesel Engines for the Tracked Light Armoured Vehicles (TLAV) Family of Vehicles (FOV).  The work will be performed at the Offeror’s facility ….”
  • Wanted:  “Medium Support Vehicle System Repair, Edmonton, Alberta …. 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 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:  “HMCS VANCOUVER – P&P EXTERIOR DECKS …. The Department of National defense and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND) requires Painting and Preservation work to be carried out on board the HMCS Vancouver ….”
  • Wanted:  “EMR PROGRAM …. The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces Emergency Medical Responder Program …. To obtain the services of a Contractor to designate both DND and CAF as an Authorized Provider of the Contractor’s EMR program; to provide EMR course materials and to provide ongoing administrative support …. To have DND/CAF recognized as an autonomous, Authorized Provider, for the duration of the contract; authorized to deliver all aspects of training; including EMR/ EMRI/ EMRIT/EMRMIT courses, and recertification/update courses, IAW contractor standards and guidelines ….”
  • Wanted:  “Galaxy Ruggedized Ultraweight UPS …. The Department of National Defence has a requirement to purchase a Galaxy Ruggedized Ultraweight UPS, quantity six (6) for delivery to Richmond, Ontario.  Canada ….”
  • Wanted:  “Court Medal Mounting …. Department of National Defence, Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, has a requirement for a Regional Individual Standing Offer (RISO) for the supply of labour and material to carry out the mounting, remounting, rearrangement and attachment of Court Mounting Medals (excluding miniatures) for serving members, as required by the the RISO will be in affect for three (3) year from date of issuance ….”
  • “Bell wins Canadian coastguard contract for 412 EPI”“Canadian Coast Guard orders seven Bell 412EPIs”“Bell Wins $123 Million Canadian Coast Guard Helicopter Contract”
  • Whats Canada Selling?  “US Army awards special mission Dash 8 contract — The US Army is procuring six de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315 (Dash 8) special mission aircraft in the ‘Saturn Arch’ and ‘Desert Owl’ configurations, the Department of Defense (DoD) disclosed on 7 April ….”

 

Written by milnewsca

15 April 15 at 14:00

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – April 13, 2015

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What’s Canada Buying? – February 1, 2015

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What’s Canada Buying? January 23, 2015

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23 January 15 at 12:00

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – January 17, 2015

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A quick housekeeping point:  I’m going to be traveling for work next week, so new MILNEWS.ca News Highlights until January 22.  In the meantime, enjoy taking in the sites listed in the Blog Roll, and have a great week!

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  • ” ‘Dear Gladys’ brought smiles to Canadian troops stationed abroad” — Gladys Osmond, or “Dear Gladys,” as she was known in the Canadian Armed Forces, penned a large volume of heartfelt notes to soldiers, sailors and aviators for more than a quarter century ….” – more“Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff on the Passing of Ms. Gladys Osmond”
  • “Military to conduct training at Mira River park (in Cape Breton)”
  • From the Info-machine  “A “boots on the ground” experience at Garrison Petawawa —  Students from Carleton University recently had a realistic taste of what it might be like to be journalists embedded with the Canadian Army (CA) in a real military operation.  The group of 18 aspiring journalists participated in Exercise SPARTAN BEAR 2014, an annual  Canadian Army training exercise aimed at ensuring troops are ready to respond when duty calls. The exercise took place at Garrison Petawawa from November 18 to 26, 2014 ….” – “A passion for his occupation — The quality of people’s work can often be attributable to the passion they have for their occupation. The role of instructor has its own unique challenges, incorporating personal experiences into academic and practical knowledge for students.  For the past two years, Master Corporal Justin Donaldson, a Royal Canadian Air Force aerospace control operator, has been teaching his occupation’s Qualification Level 3 and aerospace control operator ground controller qualifications at 16 Wing Borden’s Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations (CFSACO), located in Cornwall, Ontario ….”

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