Common Heavy Equipment Replacement (CHER) project - Bundle 8 (W8476-185840/I)

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


Days until closing
8 months 5 days hence


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2021/07/30 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Region of delivery
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • National Capital Region
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon
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
N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Trade agreement
  • None
Reference number
Solicitation number


Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Common Heavy Equipment Replacement (CHER) project - Bundle 8

Clifford Wardle
Telephone: (613) 698-6574

Amendment 001
This amendment is raised to publish the Wave 1 documents.

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is launching a Request for Information (RFI) for Bundle 8 of the Common Heavy Equipment Replacement (CHER) project. The CHER project seeks to replace the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) militarized Heavy Support Equipment (HSE) capability with modern, reliable, and deployable equipment. The HSE fleet comprises of two sub-categories of fleets: Heavy Construction Equipment (HCE) and Material Handling Equipment (MHE).

CHER has divided the equipment into eight (8) acquisition bundles, An RFI will be published for each one of the bundles. This RFI is reserved exclusively to Bundle 8 for the acquisition of cranes.

Draft RFP documents will be released by means of this RFI in waves as they are completed. Canada plans to release five waves of documents:

Wave 1: vehicle systems specifications and related documents
Wave 2: statement of work, and related documents
Wave 3: SECRET annexes
Wave 4: bid evaluation, pricing, and related documents
Wave 5: terms and conditions, and related documents

Wave 1 documents will be published through Amendment 001.

The national security exceptions provided for in the trade agreements have been invoked; therefore, this procurement is excluded from all of the obligations of all the trade agreements.

Respondents are informed that security requirements are part of the RFI - Bundle 8. Most documents to be released are unclassified and can be accessed by anyone, regardless of security clearance. However, the RFI - Bundle 8 also contains SECRET classified draft Annexes. 

As the requirement might include controlled goods, respondents are advised that within Canada only persons who are registered, exempt or excluded under the PWGSC’s Controlled Goods Program (CGP) are lawfully entitled to examine, possess or transfer controlled goods.
Industry will have several opportunities to provide information and feedback during the planned industry engagement activities: question and answer process; on-request one-on-one meetings; presentation to industry, SECRET document distribution; document feedback; and substantive cost estimate. Industry is also invited, at any time, to provide feedback on any aspect of the project. Canada may seek clarifications from respondents in order to better understand the feedback.  The means of feedback will not be limited and may include emails and meetings.

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
Vallejo, Veronica
Contact email
Contact phone
(613) 297-3978 ( )
Contact address
LEFTD - HS Division
140, O’Connor Street/
140, rue O’Connor,
East Tower, 4th Floor/
Tour Est, 4e étage
K1A 0S5


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Solicitation documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__HS.B651.E79232.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2020-10-23
ABES.PROD.PW__HS.B651.F79232.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2020-10-23
ABES.PROD.PW__HS.B651.E79232.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2020-10-23
ABES.PROD.PW__HS.B651.F79232.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2020-10-23


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
security_requirements.zipNot availableBilingual- 2020-10-23

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