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LOI Modular pack system

Solicitation number W8486-134743/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2012/06/22 14:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
    Attachment: None
    Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Public Works and Government Services Canada PWGSC is seeking
    feedback from industry with respect to a Department of National
    Defense requirement for a Modular Pack System (MPS) to replace
    the in-service Small Pack and Rucksack. DND wishes to examine
    existing Modular Pack Systems for consideration during
    development of a draft specification.
    General Considerations
    The main components of the MPS must be based on Commercial
    Off-The-Shelf (COTS) or
    Military Off-The-Shelf (MOTS) designs.
    The main Packs and Carriers must be readily detachable from the
    Suspension System without the use of non-system tools, allowing
    the user to reconfigure the MPS for a variety of missions.
    The MPS must be comfortable and stable when worn with or without
    body-armour (bullet resistant plates in particular), the
    Tactical Vest, and the CCMFR.
    The MPS should be able to be worn continuously for up to 12
    hours without excessive discomfort. Therefore, it must be able
    to transfer most of the weight to the user's hips.
    The MPS should be sufficiently and easily adjustable to
    accommodate a maximum number of users with a minimum number of
    Suspension System sizes. It should not require the use of
    special sizing tools to properly accommodate different users or
    the same user as their size needs change (naturally, or with
    different clothing and equipment).
    The MPS should provide PALS-compatible attachment surfaces
    inside and out where practical.
    The MPS design should be an overall balance between comfort,
    simplicity, and versatility.
    This is not a bid solicitation, and as a result, Canada will not
    necessarily respond to enquiries in writing or by circulating
    answers to all potential suppliers. However, respondents with
    questions regarding this notice may direct their enquiries to
    the Contracting Authority identified below.
    Technical information can be sent in either official language of
    Place du Portage, Phase III, 6A2
    11 Laurier St./11 rue, Laurier
    K1A 0S5
    (819) 956-3830
    Delivery Date: Above-mentioned
    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

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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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
    Elder, Sylvie
    (819) 956-3830 ( )
    (819) 956-5454
    11 Laurier St./ 11, rue Laurier
    6B1, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Québec, 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
    Quebec (except NCR)
    Commodity - GSIN
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