ARCHIVED Study and development of new protection concepts for Canadian military platforms (W7701-176510/A)

Archived Content

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.

Tender Notice


Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2018/09/12 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering procedure
The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
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
Roy, Josée
Contact email
Contact phone
(418) 649-2932 ( )
Contact fax
(418) 648-2209
Contact address
601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
G1J 0C7


The following statistics are only for the English page and are provided in close to real time. To calculate the total activity for a tender notice, you will need to add the English and French statistics.

Page views
(English page)
Unique page views
(English page)
Tender notice updates
Get notifications for this tender notice:
RSS feed   Atom feed
For more information on notifications, visit the Follow Opportunities page.


Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods and/or services
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Description of Work
The nature of the work to be performed by the Contractor is divided into six main tasks (electronic design, software/firmware programming, optical design, opto-mechanical design, laboratory manipulation and testing, and project management). The Contractor may need to perform one or a combination of tasks and subtasks. 
Task 1: Electronic design (estimated 8% of the total contract value)

Task 2: Software/microcode (firmware) programming (estimated 65% of total contract value)

Task 3: Optic design (estimated 10% of the total contract value)

Task 4: Opto-mechanical design (estimated 10% of the total contract value) 

Task 5: Manipulation of optical systems and equipment in laboratory and during testing (estimated 3% of the total contract value)

Task 6: Project management (estimate required: 4% of the total contract value)

Client Department
The organization for which the services are to be rendered is Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier Research Centre. 

Period of the Contract

The period of the Contract is from Contract award to 5 years after Contract award. 

Important Information

i. 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 ( website.

ii. Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier Research Centre has determined that any intellectual property rights arising from the performance of the Work under the resulting contract will belong to Canada. 

iii. Work Location: The majority of the work for this contract (>90%) must be carried out at DRDC Valcartier Research Centre owing to the nature of the work and the equipment to be manipulated. If the Contractor uses subContractors to carry out non-sensitive work, they may work outside DRDC Valcartier Research Centre with the approval of the Technical Authority (e.g.: optical design, mechanical fabrication, electronics work, etc.).  

iv. All or parts of the Work will be performed on an "as and when requested basis", using a Task Authorization (TA). A contract with Task Authorizations (TAs) is a method of supply for services under which all of the work or a portion of the work will be performed on an "as and when requested basis". Under contracts with TAs, the work to be carried out can be defined but the exact nature and timeframes of the required services, activities and deliverables will only be known as and when the service(s) will be required during the period of the contract. A TA is a structured administrative tool enabling the Crown to authorize work by a contractor on an "as and when requested" basis in accordance with the conditions of the contract. TAs are not individual contracts.

See " Minimum Work Guarantee -All the Work - Task Authorizations" of Part 7 to be aware of Canada's obligation under the Contract. 

v. The requirement is limited to Canadian services.

vi. The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). 

vii. This procurement is subject to the Controlled Goods Program. The Defence production Act defines Canadian Controlled Goods as certain goods listed in Canadas Export Control List, a regulation made pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA).

viii. The estimated amount of available funding is $2 500 000.00 Applicable Taxes extra.

ix. The Federal Contractors Program (FCP) for employment equity applies to this procurement; refer to Part 5- Certifications and Additional Information, Part 7 - Resulting Contract Clauses and the Attachment titled Federal Contractors Program for Employment Equity - Certification.

For additional information :

This PWGSC office provides procurement services to the public in both official languages.
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.

Access and terms of use

Government of Canada (GC) tender notices and awards, solicitation documents and tender attachments are available free of charge and without registration on, the authoritative location for GC tenders.

You may have received this tender notice or award through a third-party distributor. The Government of Canada is not responsible for any tender notices and/or related documents and attachments not accessed directly through

This Government of Canada tender notice or tender award carries an Open Government Licence - Canada that governs its use. Related solicitation documents and/or tender attachments are copyright protected. Please refer to the section about Commercial Reproduction in the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B028.E17453.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2018-08-09
ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B028.F17453.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2018-08-09
ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B028.E17453.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2018-08-14
ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B028.F17453.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2018-08-14
ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B028.E17453.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2018-08-20
ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B028.F17453.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2018-08-20
ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B028.E17453.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2018-09-11
ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B028.F17453.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2018-09-11

Related Award Notices

Related Contract History