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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
4 years 8 months ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2014/08/07 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 

The Canadian Forces Army of Tomorrow will need land forces that
are agile, net-centric and 
versatile. The Force Employment concept is called Adaptive
Dispersed Operations (ADO), where the capacity of an integrated
system for infantry soldiers is a key element. In this context,
small arms weapon systems are considered one of the many
subsystems of the soldier system.
The research program entitled Future Small Arms Research (FSAR)
will provide the Canadian Forces (CF) with the scientific and
technical expertise required to efficiently replace its current
weapons. The FSAR program seeks to identify what makes a
difference, how to measure that difference and when it can be
introduced to the Canadian Forces. In the long run, the FSAR
program will support the next generation of small-calibre
weapons by developing a statement of requirements based on
validated science and measurements for a family of weapon
systems that will help significantly increase operational

We foresee that the concepts of Assisted Target Engagement (ATE)
and Target Handoff (TH) will play a key role in improving
soldiers' capacity to measure and follow the positioning of 
targets and to engage them. The ATE and TH subsystems will help
soldiers' cognitive and biomechanical functions. It is important
that those subsystems work with the aiming and firing process
that soldiers learn during their small arms training.
DRDC Valcartier works actively to study the performance of ATE
and TH systems for the 
Canadian Forces. The ATE helps the soldier choose the right
moment to pull the trigger; the TH helps the soldier determine
the absolute or relative position of a target and provides the
capacity to transmit that information to other soldiers so that
they can accurately locate the same target. These systems
include sensors for inertial measurement, range and wind,
embedded systems for processing analog and/or digital signals in
real time, and Kalman-type data filtering and fusion algorithms.
These studies require the use of specialized equipment to
evaluate multiple 
concepts for each system element and for the overall system.

2.	Objectives
  The objective of this statement of work is to obtain services
to fulfil ad hoc and specific requests related to the design and
manufacture of electronic circuits for signal acquisition or
mixing, measurement, characterization and performance evaluation
for inertial navigation and 
positioning systems installed on small arms. The work to be
perform include but is not limited to:

1.	Developing and integrating inertial and positioning sensors
for small arms; 
2.	Developing, designing and manufacturing electronic circuits
with microcontrollers; 
3.	Developing software and firmware; 
4.	Processing digital signals;
5.	Collecting data in an experimental environment; 
6.	Analyzing and processing test data.

This contract includes a firm portion and a portion to be
performed on an "as and when requested basis" using a Task
Authorization (TA). 

i.	Task 1 - Firm portion of the Work 

The Contractor must perform Task 1  "Prototype of mixed sensor
integrated circuit" (to be completed once the contract is
The purpose of this task is to develop a prototype for a
microcontroller integrated circuit and mixed sensors comprised
of an IMU, LRF and GPS for use in research and 
development studies on target handoff (TH).

ii.	Portion of the Work to be performed on an "as and when
requested basis" using a Task Authorization (TA).  
The Contractor must provide the services described in the tasks
at item 2(ii) of the "Statement of Work".  Each of the task
authorizations may refer to more than one task and/or subtask,
and will be specified in the task authorizations. Each task or
subtask can be activated more than once, and can be activated 

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 :
$845,000.00, Applicable Taxes extra.

Given the nature of the equipment in use (military systems,
controlled goods, fixed 
laboratories and shared equipment), most of the work must be
carried out on-site at DRDC Valcartier, 2459 de la Bravoure,
Quebec, G3J1X5. However, it is possible that some of the support
electronics design work not requiring the use of software owned
by DRDC can be performed off-site by the contractor using its
own copies of the software. If 
the nature of the task allows, this consideration will be
specified in the task authorization.

The the firm part of the work (task 1), the work will be carried
out on site at DRDC Valcartier.
However, the Project Manager can be on-site on a "as required
basis" at the request of DRDC-Valcartier.

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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