January 31, 2013
GATINEAU, QC—Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence, is purchasing a fleet of medium-sized trucks and associated logistics to replace and modernize the current medium-sized logistics trucks. The government has wrapped up one-on-one consultations with military truck manufacturers for the standard military pattern (SMP) component of the medium support vehicle system (MSVS) project. Public Works, Government Services Canada and the Department of National Defence met with industry from January 17-23 as part of the first step in preparing for re-issuing of the SMP Request for Proposals (RFP).
The government has consulted with industry in order to ensure industry input prior to re-issuing the RFP and will now analyze information from the consultation process in the finalization of the RFP. The intent is to issue the RFP following consultations and implementation of the RFP amendments.
“By fulfilling the commitment to acquire this new fleet of trucks, we are helping to rebuild the Canadian Army’s ability to provide lift and logistical support on the ground for decades to come,” said Minister Valcourt. “This project is an excellent example of how industry can play a key role in the long-term support of the fleet, while at the same time creating high-quality jobs across Canada.”
The SMP requirement is a complex procurement including the acquisition of five variants of the vehicle and associated equipment and in-service support for the life of the vehicles. To date, 1,300 military commercial-off-the-shelf trucks been delivered to the Canadian Armed Forces.