The equipment needs of the Canadian military will be assessed with a more skeptical eye under the Harper government’s new system of defence procurement.
The strategy, released Wednesday, also puts greater emphasis on arms exports by developing policies to “support international sales opportunities.”
The plan introduced by Public Works Minister Diane Finley and Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is meant to fix years of botched military purchases.
“Folks, I am pledging to you today that we are going to be managing things different and better,” Finley told an audience of mostly defence contractors and lobbyists at an Economic Club of Canada breakfast.
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, along with the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, today announced that two new tasks with a potential value of $53.5 million have been authorized for the construction of the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). These two tasks are part of the definition contract awarded to Irving Shipbuilding Inc. in March 2013.
The two tasks authorized are the Engineering Design Phase 2 and the Project Implementation Proposal Development. The Engineering Design Phase 2 task is the second of three design tasks in the definition contract that will mature the AOPS design. Irving, working closely with Canada, will further mature the AOPS design so that it meets all the contract design specification requirements. [Read More…
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 & May 1, 2014
Where: Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Toronto & Delta Edmonton South, Edmonton
To Learn more visit: www.CanadianInstitute.com/Procurement