Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program – Competitive Projects – Call for Proposals 003 – Component 1a (W7714-196962) (W7714-196962/A)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2019/10/25 00:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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

Contact Information

Contact name
L'équipe IDEeS du TPSGC / PWGSC IDEaS team
Contact email
Contact address
10 rue Wellington
Gatineau  QC
K1A 0H4

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October 25, 2019

Call for Proposals 003 closed on October 25, 2019. Please stay tuned for our next Call for Proposals.

September 12, 2019

  • New Challenges are now available!
  • A new version of Attachment 4 has been added.

August 27, 2019

Amendment 002 to the Call for Proposals has been added.

August 23, 2019

New Challenges are now available!

August 6, 2019

Amendment 001 to the Call for Proposals has been added.

August 1, 2019

Attachment 4 has been updated.

July 18, 2019

Attachment 4 has been added. The document contains questions and answers related to the Call for Proposals.






Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is issuing this Call for Proposals (CFP) on behalf of the Department of National Defence’s (DND) Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program, seeking innovative science and technology (S&T) solutions to Canada’s defence and security Challenges.

This CFP will be published on an ongoing basis for PWGSC to post DND Challenges. Details related to each Challenge and their specific closing dates will be published on the Buy and Sell website, which will form part of this CFP solicitation.

This CFP invites proposals for Component 1a only. It also addresses Component 1b for which proposals may be sought after the completion of Component 1a.

Challenges issued under this CFP will be published on an ongoing basis and will be listed on this page. Details related to each Challenge will be published in separate Challenge notices. For each Challenge, proposals must be submitted by the closing date and time indicated on the tender notice page for that individual Challenge.

All information related to the Program, Proposal Submission, Evaluation Procedures, Basis of Selection, Evaluation Criteria, Resulting Contract Clauses and Certifications and Additional Information are contained in the CFP solicitation document and its attachments.



Enquiries regarding this Call for Proposals must be directed to:

For more information on the IDEaS program, Bidders can visit the IDEaS website.



Breaking the ice – ground solutions for removing frozen contaminants from aircraft 

Collision Course – tracking and de-orbiting space debris 

Now you see me, now you don’t – reducing visual and infrared detection of soldiers and their vehicles

Power Up! Portable power for soldiers on the move 

Shields up! Defend and protect satellites from natural and artificial threats 

Casting a Wide Net: Creating Secure Mobile Networks While on the Move

Staying Four Steps Ahead: Understanding and Predicting the Behaviour of Adversaries

A Cold Wind Blows: Seeking Smaller, Ruggedized Wind Turbines for the Arctic

Remaining Vigilant: Identifying Cyber Dependencies, Vulnerabilities and Threats

Keeping Cell Phones Secure on Untrusted Networks

Beyond The Classroom: Innovative language learning and retention

All Systems Go! Predicting and optimizing maintenance for military platforms

Spot The Hack: Intrusion detection systems for avionics networks and bus technologies

Quantum Leap: Shrinking sensing technologies for field operations

Spring into Action – Fast and adaptive logistics planning for military missions

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ideas_call_for_proposals_w7714_196962_call_003.pdf000English- 2019-07-12
idees_appel_de_propositions_w7714_196962_appel_003.pdf000French- 2019-07-12
adp_003_modification_001.pdf001French- 2019-08-06
call_003_amendment_001.pdf001English- 2019-08-06
adp_003_modification_002.pdf002French- 2019-08-27
call_003_amendment_002.pdf002English- 2019-08-27