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Government of Canada

July 25, 2013 18:27 ET

Government of Canada Requests Proposals for Purchase of Medium Trucks for the Canadian Armed Forces

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 25, 2013) - Public Works and Government Services Canada has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to acquire a new fleet of medium trucks to replace and modernize the Canadian Armed Forces' current fleet.

The Government of Canada is launching a new solicitation process for the procurement of standard military pattern vehicles.

Prior to the release of the RFP, Public Works and Government Services Canada, in consultation with the Department of National Defence, began the industry engagement process with a Letter of Interest issued on January 4, 2013, and one-on-one meetings with industry representatives held January 17 to 23, 2013.

Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence, is purchasing a fleet of up to 1500 medium-sized trucks and associated logistics to replace and modernize the current medium-sized logistics trucks. The standard military pattern vehicle requirement includes both the acquisition of five variants of the vehicle and associated equipment as well as in-service support for the life of the vehicle.

Vehicle testing and other government evaluations are scheduled to take place during 2014. The awarding of a contract is expected to be announced in fall 2015. The delivery of the first vehicle is expected in summer 2017, and final delivery by summer 2018.

The RFP, released by Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defence, appears on the Canadian public tender service, hosted on Buyandsell.gc.ca-the authoritative source on Government of Canada procurement information. It will close December 17, 2013.

The Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) Policy, which applies to this procurement, will ensure that the winning contractor creates economic benefits in Canada equal to 100 per cent of the contract value, including a minimum of 20 per cent direct IRB for the acquisition and 35 per cent direct IRB for the in-service support contract. For further information on the IRB Policy, please visit www.ic.gc.ca/irb.

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