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From the RFI package (attached):Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is seeking information on an new capability involving acquisition of ultra-light combat vehicles (ULCV's) to support the Department of National Defence (DND). Refer to the attached document for complete details on this Request for Information (RFI).
The objective of the RFI is to share DND's requirement and seek feedback from Industry on potential options to meet Canadian Armed Force needs and associated capability, schedule and cost as requested under Section 6 of the RFI document. This is the first step of an Industry Engagement process where the ULCV project will be seeking initial input on availability of technology, ability for industry to deliver and cost estimates for the initial acquisition of the required ULCV capability.
To augment the information being requested in this RFI, there will be an industry equipment demonstration to provide an opportunity for DND to view the vehicles and allow Industry to present its equipment in an interactive environment. Participation in this activity is voluntary and non-participation will not prejudice the follow-on procurement. The demonstrations will take place during the week of 19 October 2015. The demonstrations will be held at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ontario ....
.... The ULCVs are required to be true light-weight high mobility tactical vehicles, which provide critical integral tactical maneuver to the Canadian Armed Forces deployed out of area in support of Counter Terrorism and High Value Task operations. This vehicle will be used in low, medium and high intensity threat environments and is expected to be off-road 75 % of the time. The ULCV is expected to operate in a wide variety of temperatures (-32 C to + 49 C) and climates, from temperate to the extremes found in desert or tropical climates (humidity ranging from 0 to 100 %). Furthermore, a combination of urban or rural environments situated within mountainous, plains, jungle and woodland areas should be expected. The ULCV will operate on roads of varying quality ranging from paved highways, dirt trails and in most cases broken and/or uneven ground. The ULCV will be operated by personnel who will be experiencing the effects of battle fatigue therefore it must be capable of continuous operations with minimum breakdown, damage or operator maintenance. The ULCV must provide maximum flexibility when tailoring specific force packages. The integration of user supplied communication equipment and weapons systems will be required. The ULCV must have growth potential to accommodate future technological and system capability improvements in numerous areas such as: maneuver, firepower/weapon systems, protection/survivability, human systems and communications/sensors ....