Clarification regarding advertising and the Canadian Surface Combatant Request for Proposals


For immediate release

OTTAWA, Ontario, October 27, 2016 – A clause in the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Canadian Surface Combatant has raised questions about restrictions on communications activities, such as advertising, of participating bidders.

Public Services and Procurement Canada would like to clarify that industry is free to communicate as it sees fit. The intent of the clause is simply to encourage bidders to respect and preserve the integrity of the solicitation process and focus on the content of their proposals. Companies are free to promote their products and services, but the RFP asks that they not do so in a way that would discredit the procurement process or other bidders.

Public Services and Procurement Canada will ensure that all bidders are provided clarity around this clause.


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