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Request to Extend the Bid Period for the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

June 23, 2011

The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Secretariat has received two requests from eligible bidders to extend the bid period to September 12, 2011, for the Request for Proposals (RFP) to build large vessels for Canada.

Requests for bid extensions are not unusual or extraordinary, particularly for complex requirements, and each case is examined on its own merits.

The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Deputy Ministers' Governance Committee will make the final decision regarding whether an extension will be granted. Given the current stage of the procurement process, the decision will be made as expeditiously as possible.

Canada will not respond to enquiries regarding the bid extension request until the decision is announced.

Until further notice, the RFP bid closing date remains July 7, 2011.