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OTTAWA, Ontario, October 8, 2010 – On behalf of Public Works and Government Services Canada, the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Secretariat today announced the results of a Solicitation of Interest and Qualification process to build large vessels for Canada under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. Five Canadian shipyards have been short-listed to build these large vessels. They are:
These shipyards will be invited to participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, and will meet with the National Shipbuilding Procurement Secretariat on Tuesday, October 12 in Ottawa. Canada will establish a strategic relationship with two Canadian shipyards: one yard will be selected to build combat vessels while the other yard will build non-combat vessels, creating jobs in various regions of the country.
The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy is the result of extensive consultations with the Canadian marine and shipbuilding industry and will help to revitalize Canadian shipyards and build ships for the Navy and the Coast Guard here in Canada. It was launched on June 3, 2010.
To ensure the fairness, openness and transparency of this procurement process, two industry days have already been held and a first meeting with the short-listed shipyards is planned for October 12, 2010. In addition, a fairness monitor is participating in the selection process and an internationally recognized third-party expert will benchmark the capability and performance of the short-listed Canadian shipyards. Finally, a leading consulting firm has been engaged to provide expert advice on the procurement process. The selection of the two winning shipyards is expected in spring 2011.
More information about the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy is available at: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/sam-mps/snacn-nsps-eng.html.
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