Supplement - RPAS (JUSTAS) - RFI 2016 - Update (660BL-120002/D)

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Publishing status


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2019/04/12 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • None
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
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Dadashzadeh, Feridon
Contact email
Contact phone
(613) 944-8738 ( )
Contact address
Cumberland House 6th Floor - B29
Maison Cumberland 6e étage - B29
400 Cumberland Street,
400, rue Cumberland,
K1A 0S5

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Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
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Supplement - RPAS (JUSTAS) - RFI 2016 - Update


Please take note of the following update:

Canada published a draft Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) on April 5, 2019 for written feedback from interested suppliers. To access the draft ITQ, copy and paste the following link in a browser: 

The RPAS team would like to thank all respondents for their efforts in providing feedback to Canada in response to the RFI 2016 and related notices. Please note that with the issuance of the draft ITQ, Canada will not make any more updates to the RFI 2016 notices and they will be closed shortly. Going forward, for RPAS Project updates and announcement, please refer to W847A-190247 series on   


This notice is a supplement to "RPAS (JUSTAS) - RFI 2016 - Update (660BL-120002/C)". 
On July 6, 2016, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Project (then called JUSTAS) made an announcement as follows:

"The JUSTAS Project equipment sustainment approach will be developed in accordance with the Sustainment Initiative. The goal of the Sustainment Initiative is to generate tailored solutions that maximize value to Canada through balancing and optimizing the four principles of sustainment: Equipment Performance, Value for Money, Flexibility and Economic Benefits. 

Canada intends to develop the equipment sustainment approach for the JUSTAS Project in consultation with industry through fair, open, and transparent engagement activities in the future."

Responding to Sustainment-related Questions: In support of the efforts to develop the RPAS Project's sustainment requirements and approach, a number of questions have been drafted for written responses by industry. Suppliers interested in responding to these questions should refer to the Request for Information (RFI) published in 2016 (, which, among other things, sought information about respondents' sustainment concepts and costs. In responding to the sustainment-related questions, respondents should assume that only the "Full JUSTAS" option applies.

Responding to RFI 2016: As indicated in "RPAS (JUSTAS) - RFI 2016 - Update (660BL-120002/C)" Canada may, in its discretion, review responses to RFI 2016 received after the RFI closing date (660BL-120002/B as last amended on March 15, 2016). Those suppliers who still would like to provide a response, or an updated response, may do so but should only consider the "Full JUSTAS" option including Part 1 of the Cost Table at Annex A of the RFI 2016 document.

Canada may, at its discretion, contact any respondents to follow up with additional questions or for clarification of any aspect of a response and/or to arrange one-on-one sessions, in accordance with the provisions of the JUSTAS RFI 2016. 

Interested suppliers are requested to send their responses to the sustainment-related questions (by February 15, 2019 preferably) or any other communications to the attention of the Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Contracting Authority, using the Project's e-mail address below: 

Canada will not necessarily respond to questions or provide feedback on the information provided by suppliers. However, if there are any questions and answers or announcements, they will be posted on for all suppliers.

Delivery Date: 13/12/2018

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_RPS.B002.E27105.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2018-12-17
ABES.PROD.PW_RPS.B002.F27105.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2018-12-17
ABES.PROD.PW_RPS.B002.E27105.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2019-04-08
ABES.PROD.PW_RPS.B002.F27105.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2019-04-08


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
en_rpas_sustainment-related_questions_-_2018.xlsxNot availableBilingual- 2018-12-17
fr_rpas_sustainment-related_questions_-_2018.xlsxNot availableBilingual- 2018-12-17

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