Sniper Body Armour System (W8476-165488/A)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2017/09/19 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Solicitation number
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Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
If 2+ bids offer Canadian goods/services other bids will not be considered
Competitive procurement strategy
Best Overall Proposal
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Richard, Josette
Contact email
Contact phone
(613) 462-4128 ( )
Contact address
11 Laurier St./ 11, rue Laurier
6A2, Place du Portage
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: If 2+ bids offer Canadian goods/services other bids will not be considered
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Sniper Body Armour System

Contact: Josette Richard
Telephone No.(613) 462-4128

The purpose of amendment 004 is to extend the bid closing date.

The sniper community currently has access to the in-service Fragmentation Protective Vest (FPV) that is worn by all Canadian Forces (CF) members.  The in-service FPV is an all-in-one system, meaning the soft armour and in-service Bullet Resistant Plate (BRP) pockets are part of one garment.  While the in-service FPV provides excellent ballistic protection, it hinders the snipers ability to operate effectively due to its bulk and restricted range of motion.  Therefore it was determined that snipers require a less restrictive garment that allows flexibility of protection and movement based on operational needs.  

The Sniper Body Armour System (SBAS) to be delivered under this contract is composed of three components. The first component is the SBAS External Carrier (SBAS EC) that will hold the SBAS Ballistic Panel (SBAS BP).  The second component is the SBAS Plate Carrier (SBAS PC) that will hold the in-service BRP.  The third component is the Bilingual User Instructions Card that provides important information related to sizing and wearing/caring for the SBAS.  
The SBAS will provide ballistic protection to members of the sniper community with improved flexibility of movement and protection options.  The sniper will wear individual components or both to maximize ballistic and fragmentation protection.

The Contractor is required to provide Canada for the Department of National Defence (DND) Sniper Body Armour Systems in accordance with Annex B - Statement of Work and the Purchase Descriptions at Annex C-1, C-2 and C-3, of the solicitation document.

Item 01 - Sniper Body Armour System (inclusive of all related components) - quantity: 319 units

This requirement also includes options to purchase additional quantities as follows:
Item 02 - External Carrier Rear - estimated qty: 140 units
Item 03 - Ballistic Panel Rear - estimated qty: 140 units
Item 04 - External Carrier Front - estimated qty: 140 units
Item 05 - Ballistic Panel Front - estimated qty: 140 units
Item 06 - Plate Carrier Rear - estimated qty: 140 units
Item 07 - Plate Carrier Front - estimated qty: 140 units
Item 08a - Sniper Body Armour System (inclusive of all related components)- estimated qty: 240 units

Options can be exercised within 36 months after contract award date.

As part of the technical evaluation, to confirm a Bidder's capability of meeting the technical requirements, the Bidder will be subjected to a five (5) phase evaluation process as detailed in Annex D. A summary is provided below.

Phase 1: The bidders proposal will be assessed against all mandatory requirements detailed in the Technical Evaluation Workbook which is attached as Appendix 1 to Annex D.  The bidder proposal must demonstrate that it meets all mandatory requirements to be compliant. Details can be found in Section 4 to Annex D.

Phase 2: The bidders draft QA/Management Plan must achieve a minimum score of 49 out of a total possible 61 points to be compliant.  Details can be found in Section 5 of Annex D.

Phase 3: The bidders SBAS Construction and Design must achieve a minimum score of 18 out of a total possible 23 points to be compliant.  Details can be found in Section 6 of Annex D.

Phase 4: The bidders non-ballistic materials will be assessed against the spectral reflectance and test requirements defined in MIL-DTL 32439.  The bidders non-ballistic materials must meet all requirements to be compliant.  Details can be found in Section 7 of Annex D.

Phase 5: Ballistic Qualification will be scored by reviewing the Ballistic Qualification Test Reports submitted by the bidder.  DND will also conduct Ballistic Qualification testing of bidder ballistic shoot packs.  The bidder must meet all minimum mandatory scores and achieve a minimum overall assessed score of 210 out of a total possible 700 points to be compliant. Details can be found in Section 8 of Annex D.

The requirement is subject to the Canadian Content Policy and to a preference for Canadian goods.

To ensure a response before the bid closing date, all enquiries about this requirement must be submitted in writing and received by the Contracting Authority at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the bid closing date.  

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B760.E72899.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2017-05-24
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B760.F72899.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2017-05-24
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B760.E72899.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2017-06-23
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B760.F72899.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2017-06-23
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B760.E72899.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2017-07-21
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B760.F72899.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2017-07-21
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B760.E72899.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2017-07-27
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B760.F72899.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2017-07-27
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B760.E72899.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2017-08-30
ABES.PROD.PW__PR.B760.F72899.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2017-08-30


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
fr_-_appendix_1_to_annex_d_technical_evaluation_workbook.xlsNot availableFrench- 2017-05-24
sbas_-_appendix_1_to_annex_d_technical_evaluation_workbook.xlsNot availableEnglish- 2017-05-24

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