Light Forces Enhancement Project (W8476-206234/A)

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Tender Notice - Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)




Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2021/05/28 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Region of delivery
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • National Capital Region
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
End user entity
Department of National Defence
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Trade agreement
  • None
Reference number
Solicitation number


Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Light Forces Enhancement Project

Annie Charbonneau-Fortin
Telephone No. - (873) 355-4977 

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is requesting Industry feedback regarding the Light Forces Enhancement (LFE) project for the Government of Canada (GC), the Department of National Defence (DND), and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

The Canadian Light Forces (LF) need new light tactical personnel and cargo carrying capabilities.  These capabilities will move soldiers and equipment across complex terrain which currently can only be reached on foot.  It will lighten CAF soldiers’ on-person combat burden by carrying additional equipment and supplies, and will cover a larger area of operation through increased speed, range, and duration.  This powerful, lightweight solution is expected to operate in domestic and expeditionary deployments, up to and including high threat environments. 


The objectives of this RFI are:

a) To develop a shared understanding with Industry about the LFE project;

b) To provide information to Industry and seek their feedback on LFE operational and sustainment requirements, Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) policy, and costing; and, 

c) To allow interested suppliers to express their ideas, ask questions, and voice their concerns.  


All enquiries and other communications related to this RFI and associated Industry Engagement activities, must be directed exclusively to the PSPC Contracting Authority, using the LFE e-mail address

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Contact information

Contact name
Annie Charbonneau-Fortin
Contact email
Contact phone
(873) 355-4977 ( )
Contact address
11 Laurier St./11, rue Laurier
Place du Portage  Phase III  6C1
K1A 0S5


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Solicitation documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2020-12-23
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2020-12-23
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2021-01-20
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2021-01-20
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2021-02-04
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2021-02-04
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2021-02-08
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2021-02-08
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2021-02-17
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2021-02-17
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2021-02-22
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2021-02-22
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU006.PDF006English- 2021-02-23
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU006.PDF006French- 2021-02-23
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU007.PDF007English- 2021-03-01
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU007.PDF007French- 2021-03-01
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU008.PDF008English- 2021-03-08
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU008.PDF008French- 2021-03-08
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU009.PDF009English- 2021-04-01
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU009.PDF009French- 2021-04-01
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU009.PDF009English- 2021-04-07
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU009.PDF009French- 2021-04-07
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU010.PDF010English- 2021-04-30
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU010.PDF010French- 2021-04-30
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.E28038.EBSU011.PDF011English- 2021-05-17
ABES.PROD.PW__BL.B319.F28038.EBSU011.PDF011French- 2021-05-17


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
001_en_lfe_rfi_and_app_1_to_annex_e.zipNot availableEnglish- 2021-01-20
001_fr_lfe_rfi_and_app_1_to_annex_e.zipNot availableFrench- 2021-01-20