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Future Pilot Training - Call for Industry Discussion

Solicitation number W3471-130001/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/11/15 22:59 EST

Last amendment date

    Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with
    Tendering Procedures: 
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    The current RCAF pilot training system is based on two inter
    related service contracts with end dates of 2021 and 2027.
    Efforts are underway to ensure a seamless transition and that
    any future training system is cohesive and structured to
    leverage emerging, more flexible technologies. 
    A Request For Information (RFI) has been released and is the
    first step in an engagement process intended to exploit Canadian
    industry experience and explore the potential for participation
    of industry in providing maximum value and capability for the
    This RFI is intended to be a starting point. It is seen as both
    an examination of feasibility and a sounding board exercise as
    we begin the examination of options, exploring what is within
    the realm of the possible. It is also intended to gauge what
    interest and capabilities exists for industry participation.  
    Open dialogue in both collective and individual forums will be
    used to examine the potential for industry involvement in the
    development of future RCAF pilot training systems. 
    This is not a bid solicitation, and no contract will result from
    this RFI. 
    Requirements are subject to change, which may be as a result of
    information provided in response to this RFI.  Potential
    respondents are advised that any information submitted to Canada
    in response to this RFI may, or may not be used by Canada in the
    development of a subsequent competitive RFP.
    The issuance of this RFI does not create an obligation for
    Canada to issue a subsequent RFP, and does not bind Canada
    legally or otherwise, to enter into any agreement or to accept
    or reject any suggestions.
    There will be no short listing or pre-qualification of firms for
    purposes of undertaking any future work as a result of this RFI.
    Similarly, participation in this RFI process is not a condition
    or prerequisite for participation in any RFP.
    Companies responding to this RFI should identify any submitted
    information that is to be considered as either company
    confidential, proprietary or if the response contains controlled
    All inquiries and other communications related to this RFI shall
    be directed exclusively to:
    Brad Koskie
    Future Pilot Training Concepts
    Director Air Simulation and Training
    National Defence
    Ottawa, Canada K1A 0K2 
    Tel: 613-990-1605
    BB: 613-618-4255
    Fax: 613-992-0065
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.
    Delivery Date: 15/11/2013
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    LCol Brad Koskie
    (613) 990-1605 ( )
    (613) 992-0065
    1 Nicholas Street/1, rue Nicolas
    Suite 215/Suite 215
    Room 253
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Department of National Defence
    101 Colonel By Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0K2
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Commodity - GSIN
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