Protecting Canada’s Soldiers with lighter and more durable resistant armour (EN578-DB1701/A)

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2017/08/28 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Solely Canadian content
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Public Works and Government Services Canada
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Public Works and Government Services Canada

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Huda Dahir
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11 Laurier Street
Gatineau  QC
K1A 0S5

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*** Please note the closing date for this Challenge has been extended to August 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). ***

*** Please see amendment 001 to the Solicitation document for Teleconference Questions and Answers.***


This Challenge is issued under the BCIP Challenge Call for Proposals (EN578-DB1700/A).

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Challenge Name: Protecting Canada’s Soldiers with lighter and more durable resistant armour

Challenge Notice: EN578-DB1701

Priority Area: Military Component

Maximum Contract Value: $1,000,000

Challenge Sponsor: Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)


Protection against rifle rounds is provided by hard armour systems or bullet resistant plates. The purpose of the challenge is to identify and evaluate modular, scalable, three component Bullet Resistant Plate (BRP) system prototype (the “Innovation”) that can cover the range of potential threat environments that a soldier may face, while ensuring that the soldier does not carry a heavier plate than is required for any given mission.

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is Canada’s leader in defence and security science and technology. DRDC provides Canada’s military and national security groups with the knowledge and technological advantage to defend and protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad.

Bidder teleconference for this Challenge: Bidders are encouraged to check the events website for the date, time, and language profile of the event. It is recommended that bidders who intend to submit a proposal participate. 

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
en578-db1701-en.pdf000English- 2017-07-12
en578-db1701-fr.pdf000French- 2017-07-12
drdc_challenge_en578-db1701_amendment_001.pdf001English- 2017-08-11
rddc_defi_en578-db1701_modification_001.pdf001French- 2017-08-11


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
bcip-challenge_cfp-proposal_form_en578-db1701.docxNot availableEnglish- 2017-07-12
picc-appel_de_propositions-defis-formulaire-proposition_en578-db1701.docxNot availableFrench- 2017-07-12