Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) - Challenge Call for Proposals (EN578-DB1700/A)

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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/03/29 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
Notice type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering procedure
Solely Canadian content
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Huda Dahir
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
10 rue Wellington
Gatineau  QC
K1A 0S5

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Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Stakeholder Engagement (OSME-SE), under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), has a requirement to procure:

  • Research and Development (R&D) innovative pre-commercialized goods and services (referred to as Innovations) that are in late stage of development; and
  • Support services such as installation, training and testing support services for the pre-commercial Innovations procured under the BCIP.

    The BCIP is a R&D procurement program aimed at procuring, testing and evaluating R&D pre-commercialized goods and services in the late stage development (Technology Readiness Level 7 to 9).

    The BCIP Challenge Call for Proposals (CFP) is an invitation to the scientific, technical and innovation communities to submit innovative science and technology proposals in response to Government of Canada challenges under the Military component of the BCIP. The BCIP Challenge CFP will cover a wide range of subjects and seeks solutions to address a number of scientific and technological needs faced by various Testing Departments.

    Challenges issued under the BCIP Challenge CFP will be published on an ongoing basis and will be listed on this page.

All information related to Proposal Submission, Evaluation Procedures and Basis of Selection are contained in the CFP solicitation document and its attachments below.

For general BCIP information, Bidders can visit the BCIP website.

Frequently asked questions, as well as on-going Bidder questions will answered and published in an amendment to the CFP Solicitation Document below.

Multiple Bidder conferences will be held throughout the year. Bidders are encouraged to check the events website for the date, time, and language profile of the event. The scope of the requirement outlined in the bid solicitation will be reviewed during the conferences and questions will be answered. It is recommended that bidders who intend to submit a proposal participate. 

Enquiries regarding the BCIP Challenge Call for Proposals solicitation must be directed to:


Open Challenges:

There are currently no open Challenges. If you have an innovation for which you would like to submit a proposal, please consult the BCIP Call for Proposals – Call 007 at


Archived Challenges:

You can consult previous Challenges that have expired below.

Challenge EN578-DB1701:  Protecting Canada’s Soldiers with lighter and more durable resistant armour

Challenge EN578-DB1702:  Enhancing Canada’s armoured vehicles

Challenge EN578-DB1703:  Protecting Canada’s Public Officials

Challenge EN578-DB1704: Enhancing portable ballistic panels

Challenge EN578-DB1705: Retrofitting Canada’s building armour


Archived Requests for Information:

EN578-DB1706/A: Micro machine learning and Natural language processing platform

EN578-DB1707/A: Search and Track Large and High-speed UAVs

EN578-DB1708/A: Micro Unmanned GPS Denied Aircraft System

EN578-DB1709/A: Welding Robot to remove corrosion from Ship Hulls

EN578-DB1710/A: Chemical Decontamination 

EN578-DB1711/A: Enhancing Canada’s armoured vehicles

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
bcip-challenge_call_for_proposals-en578-db1700.pdf000English- 2017-07-12
picc-appel_de_propositions-defis-en578-db1700.pdf000French- 2017-07-12
appel_en578-db1700_modification_001.pdf001French- 2017-08-11
call_en578-db1700_amendment_001.pdf001English- 2017-08-11


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
attachment_1_evaluation_grid.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2017-07-12
attachment_2_draft_resulting_contract_clauses.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2017-07-12
attachment_3_certifications_and_additional_information.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2017-07-12
piece_jointe_1_grille_evaluation.pdfNot availableFrench- 2017-07-12
piece_jointe_2_ebauche_des_clauses_et_conditions_du_contrat_subsequent.pdfNot availableFrench- 2017-07-12
piece_jointe_3_attestations_et_renseignements_supplementaires.pdfNot availableFrench- 2017-07-12