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WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:03:34 »
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Globe & Mail catches up....
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 08:19:48 »
.... on this one:
.... Someone to train Foreign Affairs staffers to protect themselves in hot spots  “Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) requires the professional services of a contractor for 8 hours of classroom training within the two-day Personal Security Seminar for Government of Canada employees and their dependents. The supplier will be responsible for the design, customization, preparation and delivery of up to fifteen bilingual classroom sessions per year of the contract.  The Personal Security Seminar is offered to Government of Canada employees and their dependents before departure to postings in certain higher risk countries ….” ....

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Diplomacy, it’s been said, is the velvet glove that cloaks the fist of power. If so, Canadian diplomats are poised to drop their gloves.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is moving to hire martial-arts instructors, to educate its envoys on how to handle themselves should words fail.

“Employees posted abroad must be sensitized to personal security threats in foreign countries,” says a solicitation for martial-arts instructors that was publicly tendered by DFAIT last month.

Ambassadors deployed to “certain higher-risk countries,” the bid says, need to know rudimentary “reactive techniques to manage confrontation in potentially dangerous situations.” ....
G&M, 4 Jan 13
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 07:57:48 »
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 07:55:42 »
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 07:44:07 »
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 07:43:11 »
....“The Department of National Defence has a requirement for the acquisition and in-service support of a Sniper Observation & Targeting System ….” - according to the bid documents (via Google Docs), there’s an “Industry Day” on this project scheduled for Gatineau, QC, Canada on 17 Jan 13 ....
Change of date for Industry Day - more in bid docs update here.

  • “.... The Department of National Defence – Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue (CFSSAR) is seeking a qualified service provider to instruct “Ab-Initio/Basic” and “Advanced” mountaineering rescue and rigging (not confined space/industrial rescue) in support of Search and Rescue Technician (SAR Tech) occupation training ….”
  • Wanted:  someone to create virtual CF members for ergonomics research  “…. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Toronto, ON, has a requirement for Digital Human Modeling (DHM) software that will create a digital avatar in a virtual workspace to perform tasks and ergonomic analyses. The requirement consists of:  Digital Human Model (DHM) software, software support, floating licenses for multiple users, and training.  DRDC has a project to develop a Comprehensive Ergonomics-based Tools and Techniques (CETTs) that support clothing, equipment, and workspace design and acquisition for the Canadian Forces.  CETTs will provide the required capabilities to answer ergonomics-based questions that involve operators in constrained and unconstrained environments performing static, quasi-static, and dynamic tasks and movements such as Griffon Helicopter crew and neck pain issues, Leopard 2 tank driver accommodation and survivability, and the development of Joint Supply Ship launch and recovery boat design criteria. Some of these questions can only be answered in a virtual world using digital humans performing in virtual environments ….”
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 07:33:20 »
  • MORE work for CFB Goose Bay!  Wanted:  someone to “supply …. labour, material, supervision and equipment necessary to renovate the south side of building 295 for the 5th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group and LFAA winter training facility, Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador …. The estimated cost for this opportunity is in the order of $709,000.00 ….”
  • Wanted:  someone to help defence scientists keep learning about how stuff blows up underwater  “…. A contract is required to provide engineering and technical services in support of experimental research in UNDEX (underwater explosion) effects at Defence R&D Canada Suffield. Support is required for UNDEX pond maintenance and repair, specialized design of underwater experiments, assistance in conducting field trials, and data reduction and analysis ….”
  • Wanted:  2 x man-portable satellite communications terminals for the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment
  • Wanted:  software to read docs to “read” cultures for the CF  “Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Toronto  as a requirement under the Human Terrain Visualization and Simulation project to design, develop, and evaluate the information retrieval software for automatically eliciting socio-structural beliefs of cultural groups of interest to the Canadian Forces from open-source unstructured documents ….”
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 07:15:19 »
  • Wanted:  someone to help improve personal body armour  “… To support Canadian industries that have capabilities of developing, manufacturing and integrating armours to improve processing and manufacturing techniques that will result in a better quality of armour (new technologies and/or material almost ready to be put in service and improve ceramic base for AP threats) ….”
  • “…. The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement for Vehicle Technician Instructor services for CFSEME at Canadian Forces Base Borden. The contractor must provide the services of five (5) Anglophone and two (2) Francophone or Bilingual instructors to provide theoretical and practical instruction to Vehicle Technician Apprentice (Developmental Period 1 (DP1)) and Journeyman (Developmental Period 2 (DP2)) students.  The services will be provided from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 ….”
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 12:51:32 »
.... I didn’t realize the RCAF had specific height requirements for their hotel accommodations  ;) “…. The Department of National Defence (DND) will be conducting flying operations in Miramar, San Diego, CA.  The Contractor will provide accommodation services to 24 CF personnel for a total of 29 nights starting 24 Jan to 22 Feb 2013. All accommodations are not required at the same time and may flex to increase or decrease as required.  Due to the stature of the guests staying at the establishment, require that the hotel hold a rating of 3 stars (or equivalent) or higher ….” ....
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013, 21:13:38 »
.... Wanted:  training courses for “Home Made Explosive(s) and Improvised Explosive(s)” (more info from bid package here) ....
A new Statement of Work has been issued - see attached.
New update (attached) - potential bidders get a bit more time to bid.
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2013
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2013, 07:32:18 »
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