GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 5, 2013) - Public Works and Government Services Canada is holding an industry consultation day for the Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP) today.
The Government of Canada is now in the process of launching a new solicitation for the procurement of an integrated soldier system. A draft Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued on February 15, 2013, in anticipation of the release of the formal RFP in April, and an industry engagement is being held today.
On January 25, 2013, the Government of Canada issued a statement indicating that the ISSP solicitation was cancelled because no compliant bids were received in response to the RFP, which was launched in February 2012 and closed in June 2012, to procure equipment and in-service support. Normal procedures call for the cancellation of the solicitation in such cases.
The ISSP will provide soldiers with an integrated suite of equipment that includes weapon accessories, electronic devices, sensors, individual equipment and operational clothing. This system will significantly increase soldiers' performance, as they will be able to seamlessly share data and voice communications with low-level command centres through a network. This capability will provide more effective and timely interaction. As a result, soldiers will have more comprehensive situational awareness, real-time tactical information and greater synchronization of activity.
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