ARCHIVED Concepts of active and passive protection (W7701-135663/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
4 years 11 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2014/04/30 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Notice type
Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
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
Champoux, Nicolas
Contact phone
(418) 649-2821 ( )
Contact fax
(418) 648-2209
Contact address
601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
G1J 0C7


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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: The bidder must supply Canadian goods
and/or services
Attachment: None
Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall  Proposal
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

1.	Background/History 

DRDC Valcartier's Electro-Optical (EO) Warfare Section has a
military platform (ships, vehicles, fighter planes, personnel)
protection program to address the needs of the Canadian Forces
in this area. The EO section is the national centre of expertise
in electro-optical threat detection and characterization and in
camouflage, and therefore is frequently called upon.
Generally speaking, the work to be done by the Contractor will
be to provide engineering capacity in the field of
electro-optics applied to military platform protection. For
example, the Contractor will be required to develop advanced
detection and countermeasure concepts for protecting a vehicle. 
Tasks will range from the development of a simple Windows
application to analyze data from a travelling missile's position
in space to the development of an autonomous vehicle protection
system. In short, a task may require one individual or a team of
three to four experts working in electro-optical design for
three to six months. The Contractor must be able to handle
information with a Level II classification (SECRET), as well as
controlled goods, and will perform the work in the laboratories
of DRDC Valcartier. Engineering capacity in the following fields
is required: 1) electronic design; 2) software/firmware design;
3) optical design; 4) opto-mechanical design; 5) data analysis;
and 6) the manipulation of optical systems and equipment in the
laboratory during testing.

2.	Objectives

The general purpose is to provide technical services in the
areas of protection, detection and countermeasures to pursue the
study and development of advanced concepts for military

Active protection includes developing and designing detection
and scrambling techniques for weapons with advanced guidance
(e.g. laser, RF, wired). This includes the detection of hostile
optics via retroreflection, advanced radar concepts and the
design of effective countermeasures against those weapons.
Passive protection includes detecting guided and unguided
threats using electro-optical sensors, thermal cameras and
innovative camouflage nets.

In the context of this contract, military platforms can be
anything from the characterization of simple systems like
thermal sensors to the installation and performance evaluation
of an active countermeasure system mounted on a soldier, vehicle
or frigate.

3.	Additional Information :

The organization for which the services are to be rendered is
Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier (DRDC -

The period of the Contract is from date of Contract to March
31st, 2019, inclusive.

Estimated amount of available funding for this contract :
$865,000.00, Applicable Taxes extra.

The majority of the work for this contract (>90%) shall be
carried out at DRDC Valcartier, given the nature of the work and
the equipment to be manipulated. Each TA will specify the exact
work location for the task at hand. 

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

There is a security requirement 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 Canadian Industrial Security Directorate
(CISD), Industrial and Security Program of Public Works and
Government Services Canada 
( website

Bidders must provide a list of names, or other related
information as needed, pursuant to section 01 of Standard
Instructions 2003.

For services requirements, Bidders in receipt of a pension or a
lump sum payment must provide the required information as
detailed in article 3 of Part 2 of the bid solicitation.

The requirement is subject to the provisions of the Agreement on
Internal Trade (AIT).

The requirement is limited to Canadian goods and/or services.

This procurement is subject to the Controlled Goods Program.

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

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ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B029.F15884.EBSU003.PDF003French- Not available

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