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Supporting Canada’s Future Aircrew Training Program

Commerce Decisions, a QinetiQ company, has secured a strategically important contract with the Government of Canada to support the procurement process on the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) program.  FAcT, one of Canada’s largest ever services contracts, has been initiated to develop and implement a relevant, cost-effective, flexible and efficient aircrew training program to meet the future requirements of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Commerce Decisions will support the design, definition and implementation of a robust assessment process to select Canada’s FAcT program service delivery provider. In delivering that capability, Commerce Decisions will leverage its unrivalled experience, in-depth subject matter expertise, proven methodologies – including Structured Criteria Development (SCD) and Real Value for Money (RVfM) – and market leading technology, AWARD®.

As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Department of National Defence (DND) must maintain a multi-purpose, combat capable air force.  Through an open and transparent competition, the Government of Canada is taking the necessary steps to renew its existing aircrew training services.  The service must meet the unique challenges of the Canadian environment and exploit technical advances to maintain relevant and cost-effective training.

We are delighted to be selected by DND for this key defence program.  It supports our continued expansion into the Canadian marketplace where we are growing our local team to deliver our services to both defence and major infrastructure clients.  We look forward to bringing our thought-leadership and extensive procurement experience to deliver the best possible outcome on FAcT.

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 FAcT

The Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program is being run by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the Department of National Defence (DND), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), and Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). The aircrew training services it will deliver include classroom instruction, simulator and flight training, as well as numerous on-site support activities.  The program will include delivery of aircrew training for pilots, air combat systems officers and airborne electronic sensor operators. For more information about the Future Aircrew Training  Program, please visit  https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/amd-dp/air/snac-nfps/ffpn-fact-eng.html

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.

About QinetiQ

Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QQ.L), QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and critical infrastructure markets. We work in partnership with our customers to solve real world problems through innovative solutions delivering operational and competitive advantage. Visit our website www.QinetiQ.com  Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @QinetiQ. Visit our blog www.QinetiQ-blogs.com

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