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Tender Notice


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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/01/07 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of opportunity
Region of delivery
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Defence Construction Canada
End user entity
Defence Construction Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Andrew Webster
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact fax
Contact address
350 Albert St
Ottawa  ON
K1A 0K3

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Advance Procurement Notice

Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP)

Various Locations in Canada


(with Security Requirements)

If the FFCP infrastructure at the Main Operating Bases (MOBs) in Cold Lake and Bagotville receives approval to proceed, the proposed delivery method will be a phased Modified Design-Build at each site.
All other terms of the APN remain unchanged.


Purpose of this Advance Procurement Notice

This is not a bid solicitation. This is an advance notice of potential projects with anticipated security requirements to provide interested Consultants/Contractors and Sub-consultants/Sub-Contractors an opportunity to apply for security clearances. Note that there is no guarantee that this project will proceed.

Description of the Project

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) requires infrastructure that can support a Future Fighter Capability (FFC) that will maintain the Defence of Canada, fulfill the role of a strong & reliable partner in the Defence of North America, and provide Canada with an effective and modern air capability for international operations. The infrastructure must provide shelter and a working environment capable of supporting the operation and maintenance of a yet to be determined advanced fighter aircraft. The infrastructure must also be capable of supporting operations at high security classifications and utilizing advanced technologies and equipment to enable the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to execute control of Canadian Airspace and contribute to Alliance/Coalition operations.

Description of the Services

If approved, work associated with the FFCP infrastructure could include concept development, design, renovation and/or new construction of operations, storage, maintenance, training and administrative facilities at the Main Operating Bases (MOBs) in Cold Lake and Bagotville and may include similar work at numerous other locations throughout Canada including the following:

  • Deployed Operating Bases (DOBs): Comox, Winnipeg, Trenton, Greenwood, Goose Bay;
  • Forward Operating Locations (FOLs): Inuvik, Iqaluit, Yellowknife; and,
  • Combined Air Operations Centres (CAOCs): North Bay, Winnipeg.

The FFCP infrastructure work at the above locations is projected to occur between 2020 and 2030.

Security Requirements

Consultants/Contractors will be required to hold a valid FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE (FSC) at the level of SECRET with approved DOCUMENT SAFEGUARDING at the level of SECRET, issued by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

Sub-consultants/Sub-Contractors will be required to hold a valid FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE (FSC) at the level of SECRET, issued or approved by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

The following security requirement may be required but can only be sought after contract award:

The Consultant/Contractor MUST NOT utilize its Information Technology systems to electronically process, produce or store any sensitive CLASSIFIED information until CISD/ PSPC has issued written approval. After approval has been granted, these tasks may be performed at the level of SECRET.


Consultants/Contractors and Sub-consultants/Sub-Contractors that do not meet the stipulated security requirements and that are interested in submitting for future procurements that may fall under this project can apply for the security clearance through the Industrial Security Program (ISP). This can be done by following the procedure on DCC’s website at the following link: Consultants/Contractors and Sub-consultants/Sub-Contractors are asked to submit their request prior to January 7, 2020 quoting the following information:

  • Contract number APN-DC-2527; and
  • Level of clearance requested to be sponsored for.


Any questions pertaining to the sponsoring process through the ISP can be addressed to:

Telephone Number: (613) 998-8974; or email address:

Any questions relating to the Project can be addressed to:

Andrew Webster, Team Leader, Contract Services | Chef d'équipe, Services des marches

350 Albert, 19th floor |350, rue Albert, 19e étage, Ottawa, Ontario | Ottawa, Ontario

Tel. | Tél. 613-949-7930 Cel. | Cel. 613-276-8301 Fax | Téléc. 613-998-9547

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