Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Innovation Call For Proposals (CFP) 2021 (W7714-217869/A)

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Tender Notice - Request for Proposal (RFP)




Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2021/05/27 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Region of delivery
  • Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Region of opportunity
  • World
Tendering procedure
Conditional Canadian content
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Reference number
Solicitation number


Amendment 010

The purpose of this amendment is to respond to potential bidders’ questions.


Amendment 009

The purpose of this amendment is to revise the solicitation closing date.


Amendment 008

The purpose of this amendment is to respond to potential bidders’ questions.


Amendment 007

The purpose of this amendment is to respond to potential bidders’ questions.


Amendment 006

The purpose of this amendment is to respond to potential bidders’ questions.


Amendment 005

The purpose of this amendment is to respond to potential bidders’ questions.


Amendment 004

The purpose of this amendment is to respond to potential bidders’ questions and revise the solicitation closing date.


Amendment 003

The purpose of this amendment is to respond to potential bidders’ questions.


Amendment 002

The purpose of this amendment is to respond to potential bidders’ questions.


Amendment 001

The purpose of this amendment is to include Version 2 of the Electronic Proposal Submission Form (EN_V2_ Electronic Proposal Submission Form DRDC Innovation 2021) and to respond to potential bidders’ questions.


This CFP is an invitation to bidders to submit innovative science and technology (S&T) proposals in support of Canada’s defence, security and public safety. 

More specifically, this CFP identifies S&T Challenges (see Annex B of the CFP) that relate to the following area:

Public Safety and Security

This CFP is looking to mitigate the effects of future, high impact, low frequency events such as pandemics, natural disasters, or other man made or natural disruptive forces. Understanding the impacts and possible preparedness and mitigations of these large scale events will help enhance our resilience in a post-pandemic world. Reducing societal and economic impacts through innovations that bolster the security of critical supply chains, and develop confidence in automation and virtual operations will also support resiliency.


The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) applies to this procurement.


The requirement is conditionally limited to Canadian goods and/or services.

The following may apply to the resulting contract(s), based on the Proposal:

  1. A security requirement may be associated with this requirement. Valid security clearances may be required to execute a project described in a proposal from the finalized pool of pre-qualified proposals for funding. Canada will determine the level of security required for the project and will be responsible for managing the acquisition of any necessary security clearances.
    For more information on personnel and organization security screening or security clauses, bidders should refer to the Contract Security Program of Public Works and Government Services Canada website. (
  2. The region of delivery for the goods and/or services may be delivered in an area subject to Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs).
  3. This procurement is subject to the Controlled Goods Program (if applicable).
  4. The Federal Contractors Program (FCP) for Employment Equity may apply to this procurement (see the CFP, Part 5 – Certifications and Additional Information).


The mandatory and point rated evaluation criteria are included in Annex C of the DRDC Innovation CFP 2021.


Proposals that satisfy all of the applicable mandatory criteria, achieve the specified minimum pass mark, and meet all other requirements of the CFP will be considered responsive and placed in the pool of pre-qualified proposals and submitted to the Proposal Selection Committee (PSC). This is not a guarantee that a responsive proposal will be selected for funding or that a contract will be awarded.

All responsive proposals will be considered for funding in accordance with the selection process summarized in the CFP.


The DRDC Innovation CFP is available electronically under "Solicitation Documents" below, and the Electronic Proposal Submission Form is available electronically under "Attachments" below.
If you have technical difficulties downloading and opening the Electronic Proposal Submission form, please follow the instructions of the attachment called Downloading and opening fillable PDF file, found under "Attachments" below.


Emily Baxter
Supply Team Leader
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Acquisitions Branch
10 Wellington St.
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0S5

Telephone: (819) 230-2938
E-mail address:


To avoid last minute technical difficulties that could delay your submission, please send your request to open an epost Connect conversation as soon as possible, following the epost Connect instructions listed in Part 2 - Bidder Instructions of the CFP.

Contact information

Contact name
Baxter, Emily
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
10 Wellington St.
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0S5


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Solicitation documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
en_drdc_innovation_call_for_proposals_2021.pdf000English- 2021-03-16
fr_appel_de_propositions_dinnovation_rddc_2021.pdf000French- 2021-03-16
en_w7714-217869_amendment_001.pdf001English- 2021-03-24
fr_w7714-217869_modification_001.pdf001French- 2021-03-24
en_w7714-217869_amendment_002.pdf002English- 2021-03-30
fr_w7714-217869_modification_002.pdf002French- 2021-03-30
en_w7714-217869_amendment_003.pdf003English- 2021-04-06
fr_w7714-217869_modification_003.pdf003French- 2021-04-06
en_w7714-217869_amendment_004.pdf004English- 2021-04-07
fr_w7714-217869_modification_004.pdf004French- 2021-04-07
en_w7714-217869_amendment_005.pdf005English- 2021-04-20
fr_w7714-217869_modification_005.pdf005French- 2021-04-20
en_w7714-217869_amendment_006.pdf006English- 2021-04-27
fr_w7714-217869_modification_006.pdf006French- 2021-04-27
en_w7714-217869_amendment_007.pdf007English- 2021-05-03
fr_w7714-217869_modification_007.pdf007French- 2021-05-03
en_w7714-217869_amendment_008.pdf008English- 2021-05-07
fr_w7714-217869_modification_008.pdf008French- 2021-05-07
en_w7714-217869_amendment_009.pdf009English- 2021-05-11
fr_w7714-217869_modification_009.pdf009French- 2021-05-11
en_w7714-217869_amendment_010.pdf010English- 2021-05-19
fr_w7714-217869_modification_010.pdf010French- 2021-05-19


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
en_annex_g_statement_of_work_example.docxNot availableEnglish- 2021-03-16
en_annex_h_cost_breakdown_example.xlsNot availableEnglish- 2021-03-16
en_downloading_and_opening_fillable_pdf_files.docxNot availableEnglish- 2021-03-16
en_electronic_proposal_submission_form_drdc_innovation_2021.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2021-03-16
fr_annexe_g_modele_denonce_des_travaux.docxNot availableFrench- 2021-03-16
fr_annexe_h_modele_de_ventilation_des_couts_par_etape.xlsNot availableFrench- 2021-03-16
fr_formulaire_electronique_de_presentation_de_la_proposition_rddc_innovation_2021.pdfNot availableFrench- 2021-03-16
fr_telecharger_et_ouvrir_des_fichiers_pdf_remplissables.docxNot availableFrench- 2021-03-16
en_v2_electronic_proposal_submission_form_drdc_innovation_2021.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2021-03-24
fr_v2_formulaire_electronique_de_presentation_de_la_proposition_rddc_innovation_2021.pdfNot availableFrench- 2021-03-24

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