Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

February 26, 2014 13:03 ET

Canadian Coast Guard Helicopter Fleet Renewal: Release of the Request for Proposals to Procure Medium-Lift Helicopters

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 26, 2014) - Public Works and Government Services Canada

Today, Public Works and Government Services Canada issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, for the procurement of medium-lift helicopters, under the Canadian Coast Guard helicopter fleet renewal procurement.

The Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS), announced on February 5, 2014, will be applied to this procurement to ensure delivery of the right helicopters to the Canadian Coast Guard in a timely manner, and to leverage the purchase to create jobs and economic growth in Canada. The Government will engage industry to inform both the development of the Value Proposition that will be considered and how it will be weighted and rated, for this first project under the DPS.

Industry has until May 27, 2014, to submit a proposal. The RFP is available on Buyandsell.gc.ca, the Government Electronic Tendering Service.

Quick Facts

  • Under the Canadian Coast Guard helicopter fleet renewal, the Government of Canada will acquire light-lift helicopters, medium-lift helicopters, polar helicopters and simulator(s) for the light-lift and medium-lift helicopters.

  • Canadian Coast Guard helicopters support activities such as ice reconnaissance; maintenance and construction of aids to navigation and telecommunications equipment; personnel and cargo transfer between ship and shore; and support to science and fisheries enforcement.

  • The new Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS) has three key objectives: delivering the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard in a timely manner; leveraging our purchases of defence equipment to create jobs and economic growth in Canada; and streamlining defence procurement processes.

  • Under this procurement, bidders will be required to provide a Value Proposition as part of their bids.

  • Public Works and Government Services Canada is committed to a fair, open and transparent competitive process and using elements of Smart Procurement to ensure best value for Canadians.

Quotes

"Purchasing this needed equipment for the Canadian Coast Guard will mean real benefits for Canada and Canadian workers under the new Defence Procurement Strategy. This supports our focus on jobs, growth and long-term prosperity here in Canada."

Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services

"Renewing the Canadian Coast Guard fleet of helicopters will improve the Coast Guard's air support capability from coast to coast and in Canada's North. I am proud to be part of this government that continues to show unprecedented support for the Canadian Coast Guard to ensure its dedicated men and women have the resources they need to do their jobs, keeping Canadian waterways safe."

Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Associated Links

Request for Proposals for medium-lift helicopters on Buyandsell.gc.ca

News release on Request for Proposals for Canadian Coast Guard light helicopters-April 7, 2013

Government of Canada launches new Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS)-February 5, 2014

PWGSC news releases are also available on our Internet site.

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Contact Information

  • Marcel Poulin
    Office of the Honourable Diane Finley
    819-997-5421

    Media Relations
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    819-956-2315