GATINEAU, Que.—Advisory firm KPMG has won a three-year contract to help support the federal government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) projects.
Announced by Public Works and Government Services Canada, the deal—worth an initial estimated value of $500,000—will see KPMG support NSPS contract negotiations, assess cost proposals and provide advice on procurement and project management.
The contract has a 10-year extension option.
“Our government created the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy to end the boom and bust cycle in Canadian shipbuilding, to deliver much-needed equipment to the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard, and to support the Canadian economy by building ships right here in Canada,” Minister of Public Works and Government Services Rona Ambrose said in a statement.
“Industry analysts have estimated that our shipbuilding strategy will contribute 15,000 jobs from coast to coast to coast and over $2-billion in annual economic benefits over the next 30 years.”