Advanced Non-Destructive Testing (2018-21566)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/12/13 14:00 Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT)


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Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
Nova Scotia
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Department of National Defence
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Beamish, Jennifer
Contact email
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Contact address
9 Grove Street
Dartmouth  NS
B3A 3C5

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Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a response
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements:

Advanced Non-Destructive Testing

Jennifer Beamish
Telephone No. - 902-407-0356
Email -

This is not a bid solicitation, and no contract will result from this Request for Information (RFI).

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Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) currently has a requirement to develop, validate and deliver a portable advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) system. The system will need to detect and measure physical corrosion wastage (e.g., cracks, thinning, pitting) and metallurgical disparities (e.g., welding) on the surface of 10-35mm thick HY80 steel plates, without the removal of thick overlayers (from 10-35mm liftoff). Overlayers are non-conductive materials that vary in thickness and may include corrosion products, paints/coatings, adhesives, rubber and thermal insulation.

The intent of this RFI is to solicit information from industry, focusing on portable detection of corrosion wastage. In particular, research and development efforts are currently under way to identify commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) NDT technologies, and to develop advanced NDT technologies that allow for the detection of corrosion wastage at large liftoff. One technology, pulsed eddy current, shows promise for measuring corrosion wastage, but other technologies (e.g., electromagnetic, ultrasonic, acoustic, x-ray, etc.) shall be considered as well.

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
demande_de_renseignements_concernant_les_essais_avances_non_destructifs.pdf000French- 2018-08-21
request_for_information_rfi_through_tile_inspection_-_english.pdf000English- 2018-08-21


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
2018-21566_rfi_qa_series_1_-_bilingual.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2018-10-15