Government of Canada/Public Works — January 18, 2013Government of Canada Starts Industry Consultation in Support of Procurement of Military Support Vehicles
GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2013) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, and the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), are pleased to announce that one-on-one consultation meetings have started with military truck manufacturers for the Standard Military Pattern (SMP) component of the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) project.
"Engaging industry is key to our smart procurement approach," said Minister Ambrose. "This will ensure the best value for Canadian taxpayers, while providing our men and women in uniform with the equipment and capability they need to do their jobs."
Public Works and Government Services Canada and Department of National Defence officials are meeting with industry starting January 17 and into the week of January 21 in the National Capital Region, as part of the first step in the re-procurement of the SMP.
The Government of Canada will then analyse the information obtained from the consultation process to move forward with this important acquisition.
"By fulfilling the commitment to acquire this new fleet of trucks, we are helping to rebuild the Canadian Army's ability to provide lift and logistical support on the ground for decades to come," said Minister Valcourt. "This project is an excellent example of how industry can play a key role in the long-term support of the fleet, while at the same time creating high-quality jobs across Canada."
Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence, is purchasing a fleet of medium-sized trucks and associated logistics to replace and modernize the current medium-sized logistics trucks. The SMP requirement is a complex procurement including both the acquisition of five variants of the vehicle and associated equipment as well as in-service support for the life of the vehicles.
The Government of Canada continues to make important progress on other dimensions of this procurement, with 1,300 military commercial-off-the-shelf trucks already delivered to the Canadian Armed Forces.
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