Logistics Vehicle Modernization Project (LVM)

Project summary

The Logistics Vehicle Modernization project will acquire new fleets of light and heavy logistics vehicles, trailers, vehicle modules, armour protection kits, initial in-service and logistics support and fund associated permanent infrastructure upgrade and construction requirements. The project is linked to Strong, Secure, Engaged Initiative #40.

Project phases

Procurement timeline - Phase 3.

Currently in Phase 3: Definition

1. Identification

1. Identification

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2. Options analysis

2. Options analysis

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3. Definition

3. Definition

  • Request for Proposal Released 2021
  • Bid Evaluation Complete 2021/2022
  • Project approval: February 7, 2019
4. Implementation

4. Implementation

  • Project approval: 2022/23
  • Contract award: 2022/23
  • First delivery: 2025/26
  • Initial operational capability: 2026/27
  • Full operational capability: 2029/30
5. Close-out

5. Close-out

  • 2029/2030

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Additional information

Project updates

Project updates

February 7, 2019
Project approval for definition was received.

Benefiting Canadian industry

Benefiting Canadian industry

Industry engagement so far includes:

  • Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) was published on buyandsell.ca on April 30th 2019.
  • Qualified Suppliers List was published on July 8th 2019.
  • Kick-off teleconferences with Qualified Suppliers took place in August as part of the Review and Refine Requirements (RRR) phase.
  • Release on August 21st 2019 of sets of documentation to share and obtain initial feedback from Qualified Suppliers on procurement strategy, Light & Heavy specifications, in-service support best practices and Value Proposition.
  • Initial feedback from Qualified Suppliers received on September 30th 2019.
  • First one-on-one meetings with Qualified Suppliers to review their feedback took place in October 2019.
  • Release of documentation on November 22nd 2019 to share and obtain initial feedback from Qualified Suppliers on Bid Evaluation Framework, Price and Delivery and Milestone Payments.

The Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy will apply to the LVM Project. The ITB obligation will be equal to the value of the contract. Economic impact assessment may apply.

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

The logistics vehicle modernization project will provide equipment with a minimum life expectancy of 20 years.

Project costs

Project costs

The acquisition cost for this project – including project management costs, infrastructure, contracts and contingency – is between $1 billion and $5 billion.

Issues/Risks

Issues/Risks

The overall risk of the Logistics Vehicle Modernization project is assessed as low. Requirements and final quantities of equipment will be further refined during the definition phase. Since the current in-service fleets have reached the end of their service life, it is imperative that the replacement capability schedule targets are met.

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