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Solicitation number W8476-144741/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/07/31 14:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: NONE
    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: 
    Palmer, Heather
    Telephone No. - (819) 956-6176 
    SSTRM Technology Network Working Group - Layering Concept  
    1.0	Purpose 
    The purpose of this Letter of Interest (LOI) is to inform
    Industry, Academia and Government personnel of a new
    sub-committee to address future technology requirements for
    dismounted soldiers. The result of this LOI will be a list of
    suppliers, academics and government personnel that will be
    invited to participate in the forum.
    This sub-committee, composed of participants from all branches
    of the textile and clothing industry, will work with the Army
    Director of Land Requirement to prototype the next layering
    concept for the Army's Combat Uniform.   The aim is to bring
    together Canadian industry to provide soldiers with the best
    garments and layering system Canadian industry can provide.
    This LOI is not a call for Tenders or a Request For Proposal. No
    agreement or contract will be entered into, with any person or
    entity, based solely on this LOI. The issuance of this LOI is
    not to be considered in any way a commitment by the Government
    of Canada or as authority to potential participants to undertake
    any work that could be charged to Canada. This LOI is not to be
    considered as a commitment to issue a Request for Proposal or
    award contract(s) for these projects.
    2.0 Background 
    In November 2012, an LOI was posted to form two working groups;
    one in the Power/Energy domain, which focused on Power Sources
    (Fuel Cells) and Power Generation (Energy harvesting
    technologies), the second concerning multi-layer, integrated
    operational clothing for the soldier.  The Canadian Army soldier
    is in need of a fully integrated clothing solution allowing
    him/her to be able to operate in all climatic zones (-57 to +40)
    and in all weather conditions.
    On May 1st 2013, the Soldier System Technology Roadmap (SSTRM)
    Working Group on Operational Clothing (Op Clothing WG) held
    their initial meeting.  Following from discussions at the event,
    a sub-committee was formed to work specifically on the concept
    of a Combat Uniform Layering System. 
    The Army began work on the layering concept in November 2012,
    when three conceptual layering systems were defined by users at
    a Soldier Systems Requirement Working Group (SSRWG) meeting. 
    Now, the Army is looking for volunteers from Canadian industry
    to help in prototyping these layering concepts in order to
    arrive at a model that meets the challenging requirements of the
    Canadian Army. Note that no funds or contracts will be awarded
    to participating companies for contributing to this project. 
    All national or new capability procurements will be done through
    a competitive process, on the Government Electronic Tending
    System.  The sole purpose of this subcommittee is to help the
    Army define the next layering concept and assist in generating
    future Statement of Requirement (SOR) for clothing items.  
    Participation is free and voluntary, and open to Canadian
    manufacturing, services, and technology-based companies of all
    sizes, as well as researchers and other experts from academia,
    government, and not-for-profit research organizations. 
    Interested participants must be able contribute to the
    development of the layering concept in some manner. The Army is
    particularly interested in the following areas: 
    ·	conceptual designs; 
    ·	advanced manufacturing processes; 
    ·	advanced textile properties; and 
    ·	advanced layering techniques. 
    Once all interested companies have been identified for this
    project, further details will be sent to registered
    The aim of this sub-committee is to bring Canadian companies to
    work together to achieve Canadian Army objectives. This will
    help create new partnerships amongst participants and lead to a
    better sharing of information between the military and Canadian
    For more information on SSTRM, please visit the website at:  
    3.0	Response - Registration Procedures 
    a) For inquiries relating to this Letter of Interest please
    contact the contracting Authority 
    Heather Palmer 
    11 Laurier, Gatineau QC 
    b) Interested individuals wishing to participate are invited to
    send their contact information to:
    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.

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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
    Palmer, Heather
    (819) 956-6176 ( )
    11C1, Phase III
    Place du Portage
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    Gatineau, Québec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Department of National Defence
    101 Colonel By Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0K2
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    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)

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