Government of Canada

Government of Canada

August 04, 2009 10:00 ET

Government Creates Jobs and Awards Contract

Canadian firm to provide engineering and management support and services to its Defence Ship Design Group

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2009) - The Honourable Gordon O'Connor, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract to BMT Fleet Technology Ltd., of Kanata, Ontario, to support the Defence Ship Design Group at the Department of National Defence.

Under this contract, BMT Fleet Technology Ltd. will provide Engineering, Logistics and Management Support and Services (ELMS) to conduct option analysis and prepare statements of work and evaluations linked to the Canadian Navy Fleet.

"Our Government continues to deliver leading-edge technology to the Canadian Forces and concrete results for our economy," said Minister Paradis. "This 10-year contract valued at nearly $58 million will contribute significantly to the local economy while creating and maintaining up to 40 jobs over the next decade."

"The Canada First Defence Strategy outlines the Government's long-term commitment to the Canadian Forces, Canadian business and the Canadian economy," said Minister MacKay. "This contract award is a partnership between Canadian business and the Navy that allows our sailors to focus on protecting Canada and Canadians."

"The award of this contract will help maintain jobs in our community. Initiatives such as this one will help ensure that Canadians feel comfortable investing here at home and feel confident in the Canadian economy," said Minister O'Connor.

This contract will benefit the Canadian Forces, help support Canadian industry and create economic benefits and jobs for the local economy.

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BACKGROUNDER

The Department of National Defence requires a contract for the provision of Engineering, Logistics and Management Support and Services (ELMS) to support the limited resources of its Defence Ship Design Group and to conduct option analysis, prepare statement of work and evaluation linked to the Canadian Navy Fleet. Over the longer term, this procurement will help the Canadian Forces meet its requirements for the Canadian Navy Fleet.

On June 23, 2009, PWGSC, on behalf of DND, awarded a contract to BMT Fleet Technology Ltd. of Kanata, Ont., to provide these services to the Canadian Forces. The initial contract is for three years at a cost not to exceed $15.54M, with options to extend it by three periods of two years each and one period of one year. The total cost including the options is not to exceed $57.75M (including $2.75M GST).

The requirement for these services is within the Program Activity Architecture of DND, which includes the procurement and management of goods and services for the Canadian Forces maritime fleet. This requirement is subject to a National Security Exemption.

The Government of Canada is committed to the Canadian Forces and is determined to provide its men and women with the best equipment available to do their jobs. In addition to supporting the Canadian Forces, this contract award supports Canadian industry and will create benefits for the local economy. In its entirety, this contract will create 10 full-time positions and maintain 30 more jobs, for a total of 40 jobs over 10 years, contributing significantly to the local economy.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Christian Paradis
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Mary-Ann Dewey-Plante
    Press Secretary
    613-218-6961
    Mary-Ann.Dewey-Plante@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
    or
    Office of Minister O'Connor
    Garry Keller
    Chief of staff
    613-992-1119
    or
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Media Relations
    819-956-2315
    or
    Office of the Honourable Peter MacKay
    Minister of National Defence and Minister
    for the Atlantic Gateway
    Jay Paxton
    Press Secretary
    613-996-3100
    or
    Department of National Defence
    Media Liaison Office
    613-996-2353 (local and international)
    1-866-377-0811 (anywhere in Canada)