Canadian Manufacturing

Armed forces issue RFP for 1,500 medium support trucks

The Government of Canada is launching a new solicitation process for the procurement of standard military-pattern vehicles.



GATINEAU, QUE.—Public Works and Government Services Canada issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to acquire a new fleet of medium trucks to replace and modernize the Canadian Armed Forces’ current fleet.

The Government of Canada is launching a new solicitation process for the procurement of standard military-pattern vehicles.

Prior to the release of the RFP, Public Works and Government Services Canada, in consultation with the Department of National Defence, began the industry engagement process with a Letter of Interest issued and one-on-one meetings with industry representatives held last January.

Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence, is purchasing a fleet of up to 1,500 medium-sized trucks and associated logistics to replace and modernize the current medium-sized logistics trucks.

The standard military pattern vehicle requirement includes five variants of the vehicle and associated equipment as well as in-service support for the life of the vehicle.

Vehicle testing and other government evaluations are scheduled to take place during 2014. The awarding of a contract is expected to be announced in fall 2015. The delivery of the first vehicle is expected in summer 2017, and final delivery by summer 2018.

The RFP, released by Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defence, will close December 17, 2013.

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