Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
4 years 1 month ago


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2015/03/04 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
National Capital Region, Ontario
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
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
Michael Rancourt
Contact phone
(819) 956-3930 ( )
Contact fax
(819) 956-5650
Contact address
11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
8C2, Place du Portage
K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Attachment: YES (MERX) Electronic
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Nature of Requirements: 

Letter of Interest (LOI)

Michael Rancourt
Telephone No. - (819) 956-3930
Fax No. - (819) 956-5650

The Department of National Defence (DND) has identified a
requirement for Headquarter Shelter Systems (HQSS). The HQSS
project emphasizes the need for a modular, spacious and
environmentally protective shelter from which unit and brigade
headquarters can command.  The project will provide a new system
of tactical soft-walled shelters and ancillary equipment to
support the functions of digitized headquarters command posts,
accommodations and field hospitals.

Upon completion, the project will provide a common, CF-wide
capability of a scalable, tactically mobile, shelter system
providing full environmental protection and control in a wide
range of climatic conditions.
The purpose of this Letter of Interest (LOI) is:
- to enable Canada to engage industry and obtain information
regarding value proposition potential for the HQSS; and

- to seek feedback from Industry regarding potential equipment
configuration to be utilized for assessment during setup and for

- to seek feedback from Industry regarding the draft Request for
Proposal (to be released in the near future through an amendment
to this LOI);

- to seek feedback from Industry regarding potential in-service
support element of the acquisition; and

- to seek feedback from Industry regarding any other information
that may be useful.

This is neither a call for tender nor a Request for Proposal
(RFP), and no agreement or contract for the procurement of the
equipment stated above will be entered into solely as a result
of this LOI.  This announcement does not constitute a commitment
by Canada.  Canada does not intend to award a contract on the
basis of the notice or otherwise pay for the information
solicited. Any and all expenses incurred by industry in pursing
this opportunity, including the provision of information and
potential visits, are at industry's sole risk and expense.

Any discussions on this subject with project staff representing
DND or PWGSC, or any other Government of Canada representative,
or other personnel involved in project activities, shall not be
construed as an offer to purchase or as commitment by DND, PWGSC
or Government of Canada as a whole. 

Although the documents / information / data collected may be
provided as commercial-in-confidence and will not be provided to
a third party outside of Canada, Canada reserves the right to
use the information to assist them in drafting performance
specifications and for budgetary purposes.  Requirements are
subject to change, which may be as a result of information
provided in response to this LOI.  Suppliers are advised that
any information submitted to Canada in response to this LOI may,
or may not, be used by Canada in the development of the
potential subsequent RFP.  The issuance of this LOI does not
create an obligation for Canada to issue a subsequent RFP, and
does not bind Canada legally or otherwise, to enter into any
agreement or to accept or reject any suggestions.

There will be no short-listing of Suppliers for the purposes of
undertaking any future work, as a result of this LOI. Similarly,
participation in this LOI is not a condition or prerequisite for
the participation to any RFP.

Respondents are requested to submit with their package:

- Feedback on the DND specifications;
- Technical brochures, test reports and technical data sheets;
- A project schedule; and
- Information as it pertains to the in-service support element.

Respondents to this LOI should identify any submitted
information that is to be considered as either company
confidential, proprietary or if the response contains controlled

Delivery Date: 14/01/2014

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__QF.B024.E24442.EBSU014.PDF014English- 2015-01-14
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