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

n/a

2. Options analysis

2. Options analysis

n/a

3. Definition

3. Definition

  • 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

July 8, 2019
Qualified Suppliers List posted on buyandsell.gc.ca.

March 18, 2019
The draft invitation to qualify was posted on buyandsell.gc.ca.

February 7, 2019
Project approval for definition was received.

Benefiting Canadian industry

Benefiting Canadian industry

Industry engagement so far includes:

  • A first letter of interest (LOI) published July 5, 2011.
  • A second LOI published August 14, 2014.
  • Consultation session held between September 16 and 19, 2014.
  • A preliminary statement of requirements (SOR) shared with industry on December 14, 2015.
  • Industry one-on-one engagements conducted during CANSEC on May 24 to 27, 2016.
  • On December 22, 2017, an updated SOR and distribution plan were shared with industry, requesting industry to update pricing info.
  • Industry feedback was sought with respect to cost escalation on March 2, 2018.
  • LOI amendment no. 9 was published on August 15, 2018.
  • Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) was published on buy and sell.ca on April 30,2019.
  • Qualified Suppliers List was published on July 8, 2018.
  • Kick-off teleconferences with Qualified Suppliers took place in August as part of the Review and Refine Requirements (RRR) phase.
  • Release on August 21, 2019 of Tranche#1 as part of the Review and Refine Requirements (RRR) phase to share and obtain initial feedback on procurement strategy, Light & Heavy specifications, in-service support best practices and Value Proposition.
  • Industry Engagement one-on-ones with Qualified Suppliers on procurement strategy, Light & Heavy specifications, in-service support best practices and Value Proposition to take place during October 2019.

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. The economic impact assessment may also apply.

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

The logistics vehicle modernization project will provide equipment with a 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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