Supporting DND’s Canadian Surface Combatant Programme

Commerce Decisions has secured a strategically important contract with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and the Department of National Defence (DND). This advisory contract will facilitate the delivery of bid evaluation criteria which will be used to assess prospective Warship Designers and Combat Systems Integrators for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).

Commerce Decisions, in conjunction with QinetiQ Ltd and QinetiQ Canada Operations Ltd, has been awarded the contract via the PWGSC T3PEA Supply Arrangement (Technical Third Party Experts) following a competitive bidding process.   This supply arrangement was put in place to facilitate the delivery of the wider National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) – a $38 billion CAD programme for procuring new vessels for Defence and Coastguard duties.

In meeting the needs of the client, Commerce Decisions will deliver proven methodologies – including Structured Criteria Development (SCD); and will deploy its most experienced principal procurement consultants to ensure a rigorous, evidence-based and robustly designed and delivered assessment schema for this programme.

Wendy Wates, Managing Director, Commerce Decisions, said: “We are delighted that PWGSC and DND have selected Commerce Decisions to support this key Canadian programme, enabling Canadian government and industry to benefit from expert procurement advice through the application of our best practice advice and thought-leadership.”