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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – May 19, 2015

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What’s Canada Buying? 13 May 2015

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  • 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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13 May 15 at 12:30

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – May 12, 2015

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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 25, 2015

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  • Fixed Wing Search & Rescue (FWSAR) Project  Via the Info-machine “Industry invited to submit proposals for replacing fixed-wing SAR aircraft”
  • University Think Tank Report  “What Canada could learn from U.S. defence procurement: Issues, best practices and recommendations”
  • “Vancouver firm designing new combat armour — Canada and the U.S. are testing out prototype armour designed by a Vancouver-based company that could potentially replace vests and combat shirts used by troops, according to the company ….”
  • Oopsie?  “Horizon 1 Coverall Modification …. The Department of National Defence has a requirement to modify the hood on 20,000 existing in-service, Chemical Warfare, General Purpose, Operational and Training Coveralls ….” – more details here (caveat:  HUGE PDF file)
  • Wanted:  At least 450 x “Tactical Swimmer Suit …. The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) has a requirement for (at least 450) tactical swimmer suits to support training and operations in the maritime environment.  The suits are to be manufactured from waterproof and breathable dry suit fabric with reinforcements to permit use in and out of the water ….”
  • Wanted:  “Combined Adventurous Training, CFB Suffield, Ralston, Alberta …. The British Armed Forces Training Unit  (BATUS) at Canadian Forces Base Suffield, in accordance with the solicitation documents, has a requirement for the provision of all materials, equipment, labour, supervision and expertise necessary for the British Military to conduct its summer and winter Adventurous Training (AT) programmes within Western Canada.  The period of the Contract is from 01 November 2015 to 31 October 2016, inclusive ….”
  • Wanted:  Perfectly good airplanes to jump out of  “The intent of this requirement is to provide air support to parachute operations and training when it is not possible to use military air resources to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).  The aircraft will primarily be used by Department of National Defense (DND) and the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre (CAAWC) at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, Ontario.  The aircraft will be used in support of parachute training at various locations within Canada and the United States.  The aircraft will also be used to support the Canadian Forces Parachute Team (CFPT)  the SkyHawks at various locations within Canada and the United States throughout the year ….”
  • Wanted:  1000 x water canteens & associated tubing
  • Wanted:  “HMCS Winnipeg -Prep & Paint Foc’sle – The Department of National defense and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND) requires Painting and Preservation work to be carried out on board the HMCS Winnipeg ….”
  • Wanted:  “Dispersed Meals …. The Department of National Defence has a requirement for the provision of Dispersed Meals, which consist of hot and cold meals, and box meals, on an “as and when requested basis”, for military exercises, to various locations within and around the Greater Toronto Area (28 locations) ….” – menus & specs (including “no head or organ meat in the ground beef, thanks”) here

 

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25 April 15 at 11:00

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – April 17, 2015

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