Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

May 02, 2014 16:07 ET

Harper Government Supports Entrepreneurship in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 2, 2014) - Public Works and Government Services Canada

Devinder Shory, Member of Parliament for Calgary Northeast, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, was pleased to announce today that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract to Calgary company NovAtel Inc. for its innovation, the GAJT-700ML, through the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP).

The GAJT-700ML is an advanced, single-unit GPS anti-jam antenna system that protects GPS receivers from unintentional interference and jamming. It is the first of its kind, meant specifically for military land vehicles. This innovation will provide GPS users with precise navigation.

Through the BCIP, the Harper government will continue to support Canadian companies by getting their innovative products and services from the lab into the marketplace.

Quick Facts

  • The BCIP was launched in 2010 as a pilot program to connect Canadian companies with federal departments and agencies that have a need for innovative products and services. By selling to the federal government, businesses can demonstrate the value of their products and services, and potentially generate future sales to non-government customers in Canada and around the world.
  • A total of 72 contracts have been awarded under the first three rounds of the program.
  • To build on the early success of this pilot program, Economic Action Plan 2012 allocated additional funding for three years, starting in 2013. As of 2016, $40 million will be permanently dedicated to the BCIP annually.
  • The value of the contract awarded to NovAtel Inc. is $191,067.24.


"This announcement is great news for Calgary and for NovAtel. NovAtel has grown to become a global company with a strong reputation for innovative and high-quality global navigation satellite positioning products. Through programs like the BCIP, our Government continues to support job creation, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in Canada."

Devinder Shory

Member of Parliament for Calgary Northeast

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Contact Information

  • Marcel Poulin
    Office of the Honourable Diane Finley

    Media Relations
    Public Works and Government Services Canada