Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
8 months 2 weeks hence


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/03/31 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
  • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

Contact Information

Contact name
Hamel, Jonathan
Contact email
Contact phone
(418) 649-2806 ( )
Contact fax
(418) 648-2209
Contact address
601-1550, Avenue d'Estimauville
G1J 0C7

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Trade Agreement: CETA / WTO-AGP / NAFTA / FTAs with Peru / Colombia / Panama / Korea
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
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This RFI is neither a call for tender nor a RFP.  No agreement or contract will be entered into based on this RFI.  The issuance of this RFI is not to be considered in any way a commitment by the Government of Canada, nor as authority to potential respondents to undertake any work that could be charged to Canada.  This RFI is not to be considered as a commitment to issue a subsequent solicitation or award contract(s) for the work described herein.

Although the information collected may be provided as commercial-in-confidence (and, if identified as such, will be treated accordingly by Canada), Canada may use the information to assist in drafting performance specifications (which are subject to change) and for budgetary purposes.

Respondents are encouraged to identify, in the information they share with Canada, any information that they feel is proprietary, third party or personal information. Please note that Canada may be obligated by law (e.g. in response to a request under the Access of Information and Privacy Act) to disclose proprietary or commercially-sensitive information concerning a respondent (for more information:

Respondents are asked to identify if their response, or any part of their response, is subject to the Controlled Goods Regulations.

Participation in this RFI is encouraged, but is not mandatory. There will be no short-listing of potential suppliers for the purposes of undertaking any future work as a result of this RFI. Similarly, participation in this RFI is not a condition or prerequisite for the participation in any potential subsequent solicitation.

Respondents will not be reimbursed for any cost incurred by participating in this RFI.

1. Purpose and Nature of the Request for information (RFI)

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) located in Valcartier, (Quebec) is requesting Industry feedback regarding the procurement of a Laser Countermeasure System (LCS), designed to detect, track, and engage small unmanned aerial vehicles by the means of a laser beam.

The objectives of this RFI are to: 

-to help support a potential Request For Proposal (RFP);

-to have a better understanding of the laser countermeasure systems market;

-to seek a cost estimate for the project;

-Provide a continuous single point of official communication with industry that will remain open until a formal RFP is released.

2. Background Information:
DRDC has a requirement for a solid-state laser based optical system, hereby named as the Laser Countermeasure System (LCS). The LCS must be capable to detect, track, target and engage, with a laser beam, small UAVs.  

3. Potential Work Scope and Constraints:

Following the RFI solicitation, DRDC would aim to create a Statement of Work (SOW) to support an eventual RFP that would be released by PWGSC and available on The resulting contract objective would be to acquire a Laser Countermeasure System including its fully operational commissioning before March 31st 2020.
4. Legislation, Trade Agreements, and Government Policies:

The following is indicative of some of the legislation, trade agreements and government policies that could impact any follow-on solicitation(s):

a) Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
b) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
c) World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AMP)
d) Defence Production Act
e) Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS)
f) Federal Contractors Program for Employment Equity (FCP-EE)
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.
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.

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B042.E17329.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2018-01-25
ABES.PROD.PW_QCL.B042.F17329.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2018-01-25