Information resources for Canadian industry
The Government of Canada will take the time necessary to ensure that the Canadian aerospace and defence industries and commercial suppliers are consulted and engaged in this process, and that they are well-positioned to participate. The Government will work with all fighter aircraft manufacturers and their governments towards identification of potential Canadian supply chain partners. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, working through Canada’s Regional Development Agencies, can also support fighter aircraft manufacturers, foreign governments and Canadian industry in establishing partnering opportunities.
Canada will hold a Future Fighter Industry Day on January 22, 2018 in Ottawa. The objective of this event is to present foreign governments and industry with the information required for them to make an informed decision about participating in the procurement. In addition, the event will provide an opportunity for Canadian industry to network with foreign governments and fighter aircraft manufacturers.
Consultation with Canadian industry stakeholders
In parallel to the activities related to the Suppliers List, Canadian industry stakeholders will be engaged to gather and share general information related to this procurement. This will ensure the Canadian aerospace and defence industries are well-positioned to participate.
In addition, Canadian industry can reference the information below on how to take advantage of opportunities on this major procurement.Resources:
Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy is the government’s main tool for leveraging Canadian defence and security procurement. The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), manages the ITB Policy and works with other federal government departments in the procurement process.
Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) assist current and potential prime contractors in making connections with companies in their respective regions. They are also involved in the development of ITB procurement strategies and the evaluation of proposals. Key contacts are:
- Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)—firstname.lastname@example.org
- Canada Economic Development for the Quebec Region (CED-Q)—email@example.com
- Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)—firstname.lastname@example.org
- Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor)—email@example.com
- Western Diversification (WD)—firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) from Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) assists SMEs to better understand how the government buys goods and services, and encourages their participation in federal government procurement. To learn more, contact the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises regional office near you or call the InfoLine at 1-800-811-1148.
Consider attending defence and aerospace sector trade shows to connect with potential prime contractors and discuss possible business partnership opportunities. Companies can also consider becoming a member of industry associations such as, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) to gain access to additional resources related to Canada’s aerospace and defence sectors.
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