Marine Industry Advisory Committee - Summary Report (MIAC March2019)

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Days to closing
3 weeks 2 days hence


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/08/31 16:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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MIAC March2019
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Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
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Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
McDonald, Julia
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11, rue Laurier
Gatineau  QC
K1A 0S5

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The MIAC is a DG level committee with membership from PSPC, DND, CCG, RCMP, ISED, Transport Canada, six marine related industry associations plus five market segment participants. This report covers the deliberations and outcomes of the first MIAC meeting held March 26, 2019 in Halifax with takeaways in the following areas of discussion:

Situational awareness:

  • Accelerated Small Vessel Construction (SVC) & Repair, Refit and Maintenance (RRM) tempo for Industry and GoC
  • Industry needs better visibility on proposed refit or SVC timelines
  • Challenge for GoC to adhere to planned schedules while meeting operational requirements
  • Challenge for GoC to develop comprehensive work packages prior to work period
  • Industry and GoC need better situational awareness of vessel condition
  • Challenge in attracting and retaining skilled labour for Industry
  • Challenge in retaining & growing technical expertise in partner departments
  • Need for a HR working group to assess scope and solutions to marine HR challenge

    Performance based logistics:

  • Socialization of the concept of sustainment
  • Interest by Industry

    Vendor performance management:

  • Socialization of the concept of VPM
  • Interest by Industry of VPM but RRM VPM needs special considerations

    On-site technical services:

  • Industry very supportive
  • Thresholds for presence to be considered
  • CIMarE interested in participating in WG to assist with solution development

    Innovation & greening:

  • Industry supportive of embedding innovation and greening in proposals
  • Industry receptive and noted private sector leading change while Government should take position

    Market development support:

  • Industry would appreciate any sign of GoC’s use of or satisfaction with services and products as it helps expand markets
  • Support would be appreciated to assist showcasing products abroad.

    This first MIAC meeting was highly successful thanks to the great participation of Industry and client departments. The next meeting is planned in Montréal on June 18th.

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miac_final_report_march_mtg._halifax_eng.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2019-08-15
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