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Public Works and Government Services Canada

October 26, 2012 11:11 ET

National Fighter Procurement Secretariat Announces Bid for Review of Acquisition Process

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2012) - Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the National Fighter Procurement Secretariat, today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to obtain the services of a firm to conduct an independent review of the steps taken up to June 2012 in the acquisition process for the replacement of the CF-18.

Progress is being made on all elements of the seven-point action plan. This is one of several activities that need to be completed before conclusions about replacing the CF-18 will be presented to the Government.

The goal of this independent review is to:

  • determine whether the shortcomings the Auditor General identified in the acquisition process have been addressed;

  • confirm whether the steps taken in the acquisition process for the period up to June 2012 were in accordance with government policies, procedures and regulations; and

  • provide lessons learned and propose recommendations for changes, if any, to current practices and policies for acquisitions of a similar nature.

The contract is expected to be awarded in December 2012.

This review will not question the work of the Auditor General as the Government has accepted his findings and recommendation.

This independent review is focused on the acquisition process; it differs from the work being undertaken by KPMG. KPMG has been commissioned by the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada to independently review the cost of the F-35.

The National Fighter Procurement Secretariat will manage the work conducted under this independent review. Procurement information about the review is posted on the Government of Canada's tendering system hosted on MERX.

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