Commerce Decisions, successfully competed for a strategically important contract with the Government of Canada to support the bid evaluation processes on complex, high risk procurements within the Director General, Major Project Delivery Air & Land (DGMPD (A&L)) division. The first projects to be supported are Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) and Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM).
Commerce Decisions will support the design, definition and implementation of a robust assessment process and the development of a bid evaluation plan to support the competitive procurement process for both the RPAS and LVM projects, as well as other projects in this division, as determined by DGMPD (A&L).
Having been previously selected to support Canada’s three largest defence procurements (CSC, FFCP and FAcT*), Commerce Decisions brings unrivalled experience, in-depth subject matter expertise, proven methodologies – including Structured Criteria Development (SCD) and Real Value for Money (RVfM) – along with market leading technology, AWARD®. AWARD ® is an online evaluation solution, specifically developed to support complex, high risk, strategic projects. The company will deploy its most experienced principal procurement consultants to ensure the delivery of a rigorous, evidence-based and robustly designed assessment schema for these projects and others within the DGMPD (A&L) division.
We are delighted to be selected by DND to support and inform their bid evaluation activities for these crucial defence projects. Our growing local team will be providing specialist support to reduce risk, ensure efficiency and deliver best possible outcomes across the bid evaluation and solicitation process. We look forward to working with DGMPD (A&L), as we continue to utilize our proven expertise.Steve Deaville, Managing Director, Commerce Decisions
The contract was awarded via the DND TSPS Supply Arrangement (Task and Solutions Professional Services), following a competitive bidding process.
About DGMPD (A&L)
DGMPD (A&L) is the division of DND with responsibility for the delivery of major acquisition projects for both the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Army.
The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) project will acquire a medium altitude and armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System along with associated equipment, weapons, infrastructure and in-service sustainment capability. It will support up to three concurrent lines of operation, domestic or international. The project supports Strong, Secure, Engaged initiatives #50 and #91.
The Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project will acquire new fleets of light and heavy logistics vehicles, trailers, vehicle modules, armour protection kits, initial in-service and logistics support and fund associated permanent infrastructure upgrade and construction requirements. The project is linked to Strong, Secure, Engaged Initiative #40.
About Commerce Decisions
Commerce Decisions has supported over 16,000 multi-million dollar procurement programmes globally, including hundreds of high value projects ($100M+) and those of strategic national or international importance ($1BN+). In total, Commerce Decisions has supported over CAD$650 billion of projects to date.
Commerce Decisions is an acknowledged global leader in procurement best practice, with extensive experience in working with clients to successfully build appropriate and robust assessment schemes. In the defence domain, Commerce Decisions has the unique position of providing support to the majority of UK MOD acquisition projects; internationally, Commerce Decisions has supported strategic programmes in Canada, Australia, UAE, Finland, USA, Saudi Arabia, Brunei and for NATO. Commerce Decisions is headquartered in Oxfordshire, England with offices in Ottawa, Canada and Canberra, Australia.
*Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC); Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP); Future Air Crew Training (FAcT) program.