Operational Clothing & Footwear (OCFC2) (W8486-206245/A)

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Tender Notice - Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)




Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2021/08/19 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
The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Trade agreement
  • None
Reference number
Solicitation number


Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: Yes
Nature of Requirements: 

This Solicitation (# W8486-206245/A) is for the Operational Clothing & Footwear Consolidated Contract (OCFC2) and is directly linked to all previous Solicitations posted on BuyandSell under the W8486-137549 series.



The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is responsible for protecting Canada and defending its sovereignty, defending North America and contributing to international peace and security. To carry out their responsibilities, CAF members must be equipped with operational clothing and footwear (OCF) that provides the necessary protection and operational mobility to conduct daily operations anywhere in the world.
OCFC2 builds on the existing Consolidated Clothing Contract (C3) model operating in DND today for dress and occupational / environment uniform commodities, offering assurance of a tried and proven business model which has evolved through the last 20 years.
For all items stipulated under contract, a prime vendor would be responsible for their acquisition, as well as inventory and distribution management and other services. This managed clothing solution (MCS) provides for the opportunity to develop a direct delivery system between the contractor and the individual military member. In addition, OCFC2 will allow for lower contract management and administrative overhead, lower inventory, improved acquisition cycles, improved response times for corrective actions and product improvement while allowing the apparel, textile and footwear industries to remain competitive, innovative and responsive.

Brief Description

The MCS will provide end-to-end management of the DND supply chain for Operational Clothing and Footwear (OCF), from acquisition and/or manufacturing to inventory management to distribution. It will include professional and design services as well as configuration management. 
The successful bidder will supply DND with a complete supply chain management approach that encompasses program management services, professional services, manufacturing, warehousing and inventory management, order processing and management, and distribution and delivery.
The MCS will also provide an online Order Management System (OMS) for use by Authorized Users who will order items for Direct Delivery to the address of their choice.
National and international deliveries may be required by the successful Bidder; destinations will only be specified at time of order. 

Period of the Contract

The contract period will be for an initial period of 6 years from the date of the contract, with the option to extend the term of the contract by up to fourteen (14) additional one (1) year period under the same terms and conditions.

Security Requirement

There are security requirements associated with this requirement. For additional information, consult Part 6 - Security, Financial and Other Requirements, and Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses. 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 (http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/esc-src/introduction-eng.html) website.

National Security Exception (NSE) and Trade Agreements

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.
Canadian Content

Canadian Goods Definition, Certifications and Verification Process is described in Annex “E”.

Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs)

This procurement is subject to the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement, Inuvialuit Final Agreement, Vuntut Gwich'in First Nation, First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Teslin Tlingit Council, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, Selkirk First Nation, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation, Ta'an Kwach'an Council, Kluane First Nation, Kwanlin Dun First Nation, Carcross/Tagish First Nation,  Maa-nulth Final Agreement, Nisga’a Final Agreement, Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement, James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, Northeastern Quebec Agreement, Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement, Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement, Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.

Sollicitation Amendment #016 is raised to extend the closing date to August 19, 2021, and to respond to industry questions.

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
Baker, Johanne
Contact email
Contact phone
(613) 854-9253 ( )
Contact fax
(613) 943-7970
Contact address
L'Esplanade Laurier,
East Tower 7th Floor
Tour est 7e étage
140 O'Connor, rue O'Connor,
K1 A 0R5


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Solicitation documents

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ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2019-08-29
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2019-08-29
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2019-09-10
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2019-09-10
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2019-10-30
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2019-10-30
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2019-11-27
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2019-11-27
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2019-11-29
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2019-11-29
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU005.PDF005English- 2019-12-17
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU005.PDF005French- 2019-12-17
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU006.PDF006English- 2021-07-26
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU007.PDF007English- 2020-03-27
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU007.PDF007French- 2020-03-27
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU008.PDF008English- 2020-03-30
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU008.PDF008French- 2020-03-30
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU009.PDF009English- 2020-06-12
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU009.PDF009French- 2020-06-12
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU010.PDF010English- 2020-12-08
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU010.PDF010French- 2020-12-08
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU011.PDF011English- 2020-12-23
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU011.PDF011French- 2020-12-23
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU012.PDF012English- 2021-01-14
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU012.PDF012French- 2021-01-14
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU013.PDF013English- 2021-03-09
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU013.PDF013French- 2021-03-09
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU014.PDF014English- 2021-05-14
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU014.PDF014French- 2021-05-14
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU015.PDF015English- 2021-05-27
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU015.PDF015French- 2021-05-27
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU016.PDF016English- 2021-07-16
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU016.PDF016French- 2021-07-16
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.E77636.EBSU017.PDF017English- 2021-07-26
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B756.F77636.EBSU017.PDF017French- 2021-07-26