Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program -Competitive Projects—Call for Proposals – Component 1a (W7714-186568)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/06/07 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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

Contact Information

Contact name
Caves, Kate
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
10 Wellington
Gatineau  QC
K1A 0S2

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4/06/2018-Amendment 9 - Correction

4/06/2018-Amendment 9

30/05/2018-Amendment 8

29/05/2018- Amendment 7

24/05/2018- Amendment 6

23/05/2018 - The closing date has been extended to June 7th 2018 14:00 EDT

23/05/2018 - Reminder to applicant(s): If a large number of Bidders access the web-based system at the same time, the electronic submission of proposals may be delayed. Bidders are solely responsible for ensuring their proposal is submitted properly in its entirety and on time.

11/05/2018 Amendment 4 Questions and Answers 100-170

09/05/2018 Amendment no. 3C Unaswered questions from Amendment no. 3b

 The amendments to the CFP are highlighted in red


Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is issuing this Call for Proposals (CFP) on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND) with the responsibility of providing the knowledge and technological advantage needed to address Canada’s defence and security interests.

The Innovation for Defence excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program is new and was introduced by Canada’s defence policy “Strong, Secure, Engaged”. The Program fosters a competitive environment and challenges bidders with diverse skills and expertise from a variety of domains to develop innovative S&T solutions to Canada’s defence and security challenges. IDEaS aims to encourage and progress innovative solutions along a 9 level solution readiness level (SRL) S&T maturity Continuum

Trade Agreements
The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) applies to this procurement.
This procurement is excluded from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) excluded from the application of the World Trade Organization—Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP), as well as excluded from the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Canadian Content

This procurement is conditionally limited to 50 percent of Canadian content—goods and services. Bidders must provide a valid Canadian Content certification with the proposal

Security Requirements

Contractors may be required to possess valid security clearances, depending on the nature of the project, in order to have access to information and/or sites necessary for its execution.

S&T Challenges

  1. Understanding and addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  2. Recruit, retain, and reach 25% representation of women by 2026
  3. Cognitive Performance Enhancement
  4. Predicting and Optimizing Personnel Performance
  5. Human Performance in Extreme Climatic Environments
  6. Detection and Classification of Objects of Interest
  7. Persistent Maritime Surveillance
  8. Lightweight Ballistic Protection
  9. Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) Hazard Detection and Planning
  10. Proactive Deterrence
  11. Collaboration of Robotic Systems
  12. Resilient Non-Global Positioning System (GPS) Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing
  13. Identification and Characterization of Space Objects
  14. What is in that Full Motion Video?
  15. Making Sense of the Chatter
  16. Cyber Attribution for the Defence of Canada

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ideas_cfp_final_en.pdf000English- 2018-04-09
idees_cfp_final_fr.pdf000French- 2018-04-09
ideas_cfp_final_en_april_30th_updated_cfp.pdf001English- 2018-05-01
idees_cfp_final_fr_april_30th_updated_cfp.pdf001French- 2018-05-01


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
amendment_001.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2018-04-16
amendment_002.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2018-04-20
bidders_conference_agenda.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2018-04-24
bidders_conference_april_25_2018_pspc_en_final.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2018-04-27
bidders_conference_april_25_2018_pspc_fr_final.pdfNot availableFrench- 2018-04-27
amendment_003-aqa_notice.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2018-05-01
eng_amendment_003-b_qa_may_3rd.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2018-05-04
fr_amendment_003-b_qa_may_3.pdfNot availableFrench- 2018-05-04
ideas-cfp_amd_3c_frquestions_sans_reponse_de_la_modification_no._3b.pdfNot availableFrench- 2018-05-09
ideas-cfp_amd_3c_unanswered_questions_from_amd_3b.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2018-05-09
ideas-cfp_amd_4_en.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2018-05-11
ideas-cfp_amd_4_fr.pdfNot availableFrench- 2018-05-11
w7714-186568_ideas-cfp_amd_5_-_eng.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2018-05-18
w7714-186568_ideas-cfp_amd_5_-_fr.pdfNot availableFrench- 2018-05-18
w7714-186568_ideas-cfp_amd_6-_fr.pdfNot availableFrench- 2018-05-24
w7714-186568_ideas-cfp_amd_6_-_eng.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2018-05-24
amendment_7_qa-_171-276._eng_.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2018-05-29
amendment_7_qr-_171-_276_fre.pdfNot availableFrench- 2018-05-29
amendment_8_qa-_277-286._eng_.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2018-05-30
amendment_8_qr-_277-_286_fre.pdfNot availableFrench- 2018-05-30
amendment_9_qa-_286-298._eng_.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2018-06-04
amendment_9_qa-_286-298._eng_.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2018-06-04
amendment_9_qr-_286-_298_fre.pdfNot availableFrench- 2018-06-04
amendment_9_qr-_286-_298_fre.pdfNot availableFrench- 2018-06-04

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