WINNIPEG—A Manitoba firm has won a $3.4-million federal contract to supply hybrid shirts for the Canadian military.
According to the Department of Public Works and Government Services, Peerless Garments of Winnipeg was awarded the contract to produce 36,500 hot weather hybrid shirts for Canadian Armed Forces personnel.
“Our Government is committed to ensuring that our military spending supports Canadian jobs, and this contract will meet that objective,” public safety minister Vic Toews said in a statement, noting the contract will help create 10 more jobs with Peerless.
The contract was awarded following a competitive procurement process that required the supplier to use Canadian-made textiles and to manufacture the shirts in Canada, according to the department.
The shirts will be made in Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) Temperate Woodland and Arid Region patterns.
The bodies of the shirts will be made of a cotton/nylon fabric and the sleeves will be made with strong, heat-resistant synthetic fibres known as aramids.
The fabrics for the shirts must meet the standards developed by Public Works and Government Services Canada’s Canadian General Standards Board.
The contract also includes an option for another 50,000 shirts over a three-year period.