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Members of the COVID-19 Supply Council

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The Government of Canada has created a COVID-19 Supply Council which will bring together a diverse group of leaders to provide the government with advice on the procurement of critical goods and services required as part of Canada’s COVID-19 response and recovery.


Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy Process to Add a Third Shipyard

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The Government of Canada is enhancing the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) by launching a competitive process to add a third Canadian shipyard as a strategic partner to help ensure the timely delivery of six new program icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard.


Rehabilitation of Supreme Court of Canada and West Memorial Buildings

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On July 17, 2017, Public Services and Procurement Canada announced that it would rehabilitate the Supreme Court of Canada Building and the West Memorial Building, both “Classified” federal heritage buildings.


Government of Canada invests in cleaner energy system for the National Capital Region

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The Energy Services Acquisition Program has been planning for the modernization of the whole district energy system for several years through funds provided in Budget 2016. Over that period, Public Services and Procurement Canada and local and national unions have been engaged in the ongoing planning of the project and the public-private partnership procurement.


Designing our future Canadian Surface Combatant

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With the design and design team for Canada’s future surface combatant determined and the contracts for this work awarded, design work will now start. The design work is projected to take three to four years to finalize, which means construction will start in the early 2020s, as projected.


Canadian Surface Combatant design and design team selected

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After a thorough procurement and evaluation process, the BAE’s Type 26 design has been selected as the starting point for the design of the Royal Canadian Navy’s future warships, the Canadian Surface Combatants. Irving Shipbuilding Inc., the project’s prime contractor, awarded a sub-contract to Lockheed Martin Canada for work to finalize the design.


Design and Production Engineering contract signed with Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. for the Joint Support Ship project

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The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to renew the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet and providing our uniformed men and women with the equipment they need to do their important work. The Joint Support Ship (JSS) project is part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy’s (NSS) non-combat vessels package, with an estimated project budget of $2.3 billion.


Esquimalt Graving Dock

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The Esquimalt Graving Dock is the only “open access” multi-user facility on the west coast of the Americas, and is located at the south end of Vancouver Island at Esquimalt Harbour, in the Greater Victoria region. The term “open access” describes a facility that provides common services (on a fee-for-service basis) and multi-user access to dry dock infrastructure for a variety of private sector companies. It is directly accessible from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which is the shipping channel to southern British Columbia and Puget Sound in the United States.


Esquimalt Graving Dock: Detailed project information

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In December 2016, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) completed the second phase of the waterlot remediation project. In August 2015, PSPC awarded MNQM Contracting Ltd. a $26.4-million contract to carry out the work. The successful bidder was a partnership between the Malahat Nation and Quantum Murray. The total project cost for Phase 2 was $36.2 million.


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