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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/03/21 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Region of opportunity
Canada, Mexico, United States
Region of delivery
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Defence Construction Canada
End user entity
Defence Construction Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Demers, Julie
Contact email
Contact phone

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Advance Procurement Notice

Threat Risk Assessment and Security Design Brief Consultant Services

across the country

(with Security Requirements)

Purpose of this Advance Procurement Notice

This is not a bid solicitation. This is an advance notice of a potential program with anticipated security requirements to provide interested consultants an opportunity to apply for security clearances. Note that there is no guarantee that this program will proceed.

Description of the Program

Directorate of Real Property Project Development (DRPPD) is seeking third-party support to determine physical security safeguards that need to be incorporated into the design of new and/or renovations of facilities.

Description of the Services

Threat Risk Assessment (TRA) services may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The identification and categorization of relevant assets, including IT assets, according to their confidentiality, integrity and availability values based upon the injuries that may reasonably be expected in the event of compromise;
  • The identification of deliberate threats, accidents and natural hazards that might affect these assets adversely with an analysis of the likelihood of occurrence and gravity of impact;
  • The assessments of current vulnerabilities, based on an evaluation of existing or proposed security measures and their adequacy;
  • Analysis of residual risks for each asset which is vulnerable to specific threat; and
  • The recommendation of additional safeguard to achieve a target risk levels with an assessment of their effectiveness and cost.

Security Design Brief (SDB) services may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analyze existing technical, planning and administrative documents as well as security history to effectively recommend the appropriate security measures for new facilities;
  • Provide direction for security in the new building to effectively recommend appropriate security procedures for the new facilities that align with the unit’s resources and standard DND practice;
  • Recommend enhanced safeguard that suit the unit’s needs as justified by the threats identified in the TRA; and
  • Recommend the appropriate design, layout and security features including entry control points to the facility.

Security Guidance services may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reviews of construction drawings and specifications for conformance and compliance with the recommendations from a Security Design Brief;
  • Provide advice to DND on technical solutions or to evaluate alternate security safeguards or mitigation measures to determine their effectiveness;
  • Provide cost consulting support as they relate to infrastructure security risk mitigations requirements.

Security Requirements

Consultants will be required to hold a valid FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE (FSC) at the level of SECRET with approved DOCUMENT SAFEGUARDING at the level of SECRET, issued or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

Sub-consultants will be required to hold a FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE (FSC) at the level of SECRET, issued or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).

Overall program value is estimated to be in the order of $5,000,000.00 over the next three (3), years with the majority of projects to be between $60,000 to $100,000.

It is anticipated that these procurements, associated with this program, will be initiated in the Fall of 2018. This is conditional on the project receiving approval to proceed by the DND.


Consultants that do not meet the stipulated security requirements and that are interested in submitting to future possible procurements that fall under this program can apply for the security clearance through the Industrial Security Program (ISP). This can be done by following the procedure on DCC’s website at the following link: Consultants are asked to submit their request prior to March 21, 2018 quoting the following information:

  • Contract number NR17TRA1; and
  • Level of clearance requested to be sponsored for.


Any questions pertaining to the sponsoring process through the ISP can be addressed to:

Telephone Number: (613) 998-8974; or

Email address:

Any questions relating to the Threat Risk Assessment Program can be addressed to:

 Julie Demers

Team Leader, Contract Services

Defence Construction Canada

(613) 991-6702

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