TBIPS SA - Telecommunication System Specialist (2017-15525)

Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/12/20 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of opportunity
National Capital Region, Quebec
Region of delivery
National Capital Region, Quebec
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
  • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Department of National Defence
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Lacroix, Stephanie
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
2459 de la Bravoure road
Québec  QC
G3J 1X5

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Tendering Procedure: Selective Tendering

This requirement is open only to those TBIPS Supply Arrangement Holders who qualified under Tier 1 for services in the Québec City or National Capital Region (NCR) for the following category (ies):

One (1) Level 1 Telecommunication System Specialist

The following SA Holders have been invited to submit a proposal:

ADRM Technology Consulting Group Corp. and Randstad Interim Inc

Calian Ltd.


Conoscenti Technologies Inc. 

IBISKA Telecom Inc.

iVedha Inc.

Messa Computing Inc.

New Technologies Inc. 

Protak Consulting Group Inc.

S.i. Systems Ltd. 


 Thales Canada Inc.


Tundra Technical Solutions Inc

Valcom Consulting group Inc. 

Description of Work:

One of the roles of Assistant Deputy Minister (Science and Technology) (ADM(S&T)) is to provide scientific and engineering expertise in support to technology insertions or weapon systems optimization. Scientist, engineers and technicians work together to provide the Canadian Armed Forces the optimal equipment to fulfill their mission. The state of the art C5ISR lab (Force Development-System Integration Lab [FD-SIL]), at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) – Valcartier Research Centre and aerial experimentation platforms at the National Research Council – Flight Research Lab (NRC-FRL), will be used as Force Development (FD) assets and will be exploited using a spiral development approach. Each spiral will address an operational requirement or a deficiency in order to provide improved military capacities/abilities.

The Telecommunication System Specialist will perform tasks as follows:

  • Act as the lead designer of the Radio-Frequency (RF) based systems of the lab and other experimentation infrastructures used to develop, integrate, test & deploy prototypes onboard a number of aircraft;

  • Perform RF systems monitoring, optimization and maintenance/trouble shooting;

  • Provide technical support for the design, implementation, operation and training on the different RF systems;

  • Provide support for the selection, procurement specifications, setup, maintenance, operation & training for RF systems and related technologies;

  • Provide support on wireless/radio networking devices including but not limited to secure WiFi, Common Data Links (CDL), Tactical Data Links (TDL), mesh radios, SATCOM, Free Space Optical (FOS) Communication;

  • Contribute to Requirements Engineering activities, which include the formulation, documentation, maintenance and, verification and validation (V&V) of technical requirements. 

  • Perform technical Strategic Planning;

  • Support Integration efforts;

  • Support Technical Investigation and Engineering Studies (TIES);

  • Support Test and Evaluation Engineering;

Bidders must submit a bid for all resource categories

Anticipated start date: 2019-01-07

Contract Duration:

The contract period will be for one (1) year from the date of contract with an irrevocable option to extend it for up to (2) additional one-year periods.

Security Requirement: Common PS SRCL #21 applies

Minimum Corporate Security Required: Facility Security Clearance (FSC)

Minimum Resource Security Required: Secret

Contract Authority

Name: Stephanie Lacroix

Phone Number: 418-844-4000 x.4066

Email Address: stephanie.lacroix@drdc-rddc.gc.ca


Incumbent: The work is currently not being performed by a contracted resource



Inquiries regarding this RFP requirement must be submitted to the Contracting Authority named above. Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be e-mailed directly from the Contracting Authority to the Qualified Supply Arrangement Holders who are being invited to bid on this requirement. BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT “BUYANDSELL.GC.CA” IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with any supplier on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language.

NOTE: Task‐Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Method of Supply is refreshed three (3) times per year. If you wish to find out how you can be a “Qualified SA Holder”, please contact RCNMDAI.‐NCRIMOS@pwgsc.gc.ca

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