Procurement

Government of Canada invests $26.8 million in IDEaS first call for proposals

Government of Canada invests $26.8 million in IDEaS first call for proposals

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On January 16, the first call for proposals (CFP) for Competitive Projects under the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Program (IDEaS) program successfully concluded. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in making the announcement said: “The success of the IDEaS first call for proposals is a testament to the importance of investing in Canadian innovation to support the future of...

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New green facilities for the Royal Canadian Dragoons

New green facilities for the Royal Canadian Dragoons

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As part of Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is greening its defence infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent from 2005 levels, by 2030. One way of doing so is through a new project that was announced today by William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac. This project will provide new...

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Valcartier receives new trucks as part of MSVS project

Valcartier receives new trucks as part of MSVS project

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Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos on January 14, 2019, visited 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier to witness the delivery of Canada’s new logistics trucks. The Government of Canada through the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) project is procuring a new fleet of medium capacity logistics trucks to replace the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) current...

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Canada gives the green light for a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship

Canada gives the green light for a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship

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Canada’s Minister of National Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan announced today that the Government of Canada is proceeding with the acquisition of a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS). “I am delighted to confirm today that the Royal Canadian Navy will receive a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, as outlined in our defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged,” said...

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Navantia-Saab Team submits bid for CSC

Navantia-Saab Team submits bid for CSC

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The Navantia-Saab Team recently announced the submission of its bid to Irving Shipbuilding for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Program. The team is looking forward to working with Irving Shipbuilding, the Canadian Government and the Royal Canadian Navy “to provide a state of the art, proven operational warship,” a press release from Navantia states. A similar version of the...

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An Out-of-the-Blue Icebreaker Opportunity

An Out-of-the-Blue Icebreaker Opportunity

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By Colonel (Retired) Pierre Leblanc I recently attended the Maritime and Arctic Security & Safety Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, where I learned of an interesting unforeseen opportunity for the Canadian Government to acquire a number of modern icebreakers at deeply discounted prices. On January 30, 2017, I raised my concerns with the aging of the Canadian Coast...

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Defence Procurement: Major Actors and Approaches to Risk

Defence Procurement: Major Actors and Approaches to Risk

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By Richard Shimooka Over the past decade, major Canadian procurement projects have encountered increasing difficulties, ranging from multi-million dollar cost overruns, decades-long delays, and lackluster capabilities. Military programs, partly due to their large capital outlays, are particularly vulnerable (albeit, by no means unique, as the Phoenix pay system debacle illustrates). Potential causes for these issues include the increasing technical...

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An Interview with Andy Smith, Deputy Commissioner – Strategy and Shipbuilding, Canadian Coast Guard

An Interview with Andy Smith, Deputy Commissioner – Strategy and Shipbuilding, Canadian Coast Guard

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In August 2017, Andy Smith was appointed Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding at the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). In this capacity, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership to further advance the Coast Guard’s Fleet Renewal Plan. He also leads CCG commitments under the Oceans Protection Plan aimed at improving Canada’s ocean stewardship role, strengthening the maritime safety regime...

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EP 80: HMCS Athabaskan, Delivery of Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles and Nunavut’s High Arctic

EP 80: HMCS Athabaskan, Delivery of Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles and Nunavut’s High Arctic

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In this episode, the HMCS Athabaskan to be dismantled by July 2019, delivery of the first Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle is underway and Canadian forces getting ready for an operation in Nunavut’s High Arctic. Show Notes: Public Services and Procurement Canada recently awarded a contract valued at $5.7m to Marine Recycling Corporation for the disposal of the Royal Canadian Navy’s...

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The quest for the unconventional – conventional submarine

The quest for the unconventional – conventional submarine

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The recently released Canadian Defence Policy entitled “Strong, Secure and Engaged” reiterated the need for Canada’s Navy to be comprised of a balanced fleet of platforms which includes submarines. However, while it did not specifically mention a submarine replacement project, it did commit to modernizing the four Victoria-class submarines. Clearly, in this policy, the Government of Canada has acknowledged...

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