News about the National Shipbuilding Strategy

Consult the latest news, speeches and statements about the National Procurement Strategy. Explore key moments in the strategy's development by reading historical news releases, speeches and technical briefings.

A new name for the strategy

In March 2016, the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy was renamed the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Earlier news items will continue to use the old name.

Latest news releases

February 8, 2019
Government of Canada selects warship design for Canadian Surface Combatants
August 16, 2018
Government of Canada awards contract for acquisition of fence boom packages
August 10, 2018
Government of Canada awards contract to enhance Canadian Coast Guard icebreaking capability, securing middle class jobs in Quebec
August 9, 2018
Government of Canada awards contract under the Oceans Protection Plan to increase emergency offshore towing capability off British Columbia coast
August 7, 2018
Government of Canada awards contract for oil-collecting equipment under Oceans Protection Plan
August 7, 2018
Government of Canada awards contract to GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
June 22, 2018
Canada to Acquire Three Interim Icebreakers
June 8, 2018
Government of Canada awards contract for acquisition of curtain booms and associated products and services—Canada.ca
March 14, 2018
Government of Canada awards contract for acquisition of portable multi-cassette skimmer packages
December 19, 2017
Construction launched on third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
December 8, 2017
Major milestones achieved under the National Shipbuilding Strategy
August 17, 2017
Government of Canada announces long-term investment in the Royal Canadian Navy providing more than 2,000 jobs in Canada’s marine sector
August 4, 2017
Government of Canada awards contract for disposal of navy ships
February 28, 2017
Government takes final step before building Joint Support Ships
November 17, 2016
Coast Guard seeks input on potential interim options for icebreaking and towing
October 27, 2016
Competitive process launched to select design of Canadian Surface Combatant
July 21, 2016
Government launches open competition for ship support contract
July 15, 2016
Government of Canada invests in critical refit and maintenance of Canadian Coast Guard ship Samuel Risley
June 13, 2016
Government announces streamlined procurement approach to accelerate delivery of Canadian Surface Combatant vessels
May 26, 2016
Government of Canada announces way forward for National Shipbuilding Strategy
March 14, 2016
Government of Canada makes important shipbuilding investment
February 22, 2016
Government of Canada selects expert to advise on National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy
January 22, 2016
Government of Canada moves forward on critical upgrades to Canadian Coast Guard vessels

Latest speeches and technical briefings

December 8, 2017
Launch of the first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel
November 27, 2017
Speaking notes for National Shipbuilding Strategy technical briefing on Canadian Surface Combatant request for proposal (2017)
June 13, 2016
Speaking notes for technical briefing on Canadian Surface Combatant streamlined procurement approach
June 13, 2016
Speech from the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement on Canadian Surface Combatant streamlined procurement approach
May 25, 2016
Keynote address by the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, at CANSEC trade show

Key historical news releases

October 11, 2013
Archived—National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Secretariat announces Vancouver Shipyards to build the Joint Support Ships in 2016
June 2, 2013
Joint Support Ship design selected
Joint Support Ship design decision
February 15, 2012
Archived—Canada signs long-term agreements with National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy selected shipyards
June 3, 2010
Archived—Government of Canada announces National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

Older news releases

2015

July 10, 2015
Archived—Harper government announces two high-value contracts under National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy
July 9, 2015
Archived—Harper government awards contract for Search and Rescue Lifeboats
June 18, 2015
Archived—Harper government marks shipbuilding milestone
March 11, 2015
Archived—Minister Blaney announces a third federal contract to Chantier Davie Shipyard
February 18, 2015
Archived—Harper Government awards contract to extend life of Coast Guard vessel Leonard J. Cowley
January 23, 2015
Archived—Harper government awards shipbuilding contract that supports jobs across Canada

2014

December 2, 2014
Archived—The Government of Canada awards a Coast Guard vessel life extension contract to a northern company
November 26, 2014
Archived—Harper government announces Request for Proposals for Search and Rescue Vessels for the Coast Guard
October 31, 2014
Archived—Minister Blaney highlights contract awarded to Babcock Canada for refit work on Coast Guard vessel CCGS Des Groseilliers
October 27, 2014
Archived—Harper government highlights new milestone in construction of first Canadian ships
September 3, 2014
Archived—Harper government's shipbuilding strategy hits another milestone
February 6, 2014
Archived—Job creation and economic growth continues with National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy
February 4, 2014
Archived—contract awarded for vessel life extension of Canadian Coast Guard Ship Cygnus $1.2 million to St. John's Dockyard Limited

Older speeches and technical briefings

June 12, 2015
National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy technical briefing on Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel
May 1, 2015
National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy technical briefing on Canadian Surface Combatant—Speaking notes
January 16, 2015
National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy technical briefing
December 11, 2014
Speaking notes for the Canadian Surface Combatant industry engagement
June 28, 2013
Speaking notes for National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy technical briefing—Updates on shipbuilding projects
February 27, 2013
Speaking notes for National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy technical briefing—Updates on progress

Statements

December 5, 2017
Update on the Canadian Surface Combatant Request for Proposals
November 30, 2017
Canadian Surface Combatant Request for Proposals closes
November 10, 2017
New extension to the closing date for the Canadian Surface Combatant Request for Proposals
September 22, 2017
Establishment of a closing date for the Canadian Surface Combatant Request for Proposals
June 5, 2017
Further extension to the closing date for the Canadian Surface Combatant Requests for Proposals
February 16, 2017
Extension to the closing date for the Canadian Surface Combatant Requests for Proposals
October 27, 2016
Clarification regarding advertising and the Canadian Surface Combatant Request for Proposals
November 30, 2015
Equipping the Navy with an interim auxiliary oil replenishment capacity

Backgrounders

February 8, 2019
Designing our future Canadian Surface Combatant
Canadian Surface Combatant design and design team selected
Economic Benefits from the Canadian Surface Combatant Project
February 28, 2017
Design and production engineering contract signed with Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. for the Joint Support Ship project
October 27, 2016
Streamlined procurement approach and release of request for proposal for Canadian Surface Combatant
June 13, 2016
Streamlined procurement approach for Canadian Surface Combatant
May 26, 2016
The National Shipbuilding Strategy challenges and way forward
September 18, 2014
Archived—Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships Procurement process
October 11, 2013
Making the decision on the construction of the large non-combat vessels: the Polar Icebreaker and Joint Support Ships
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