Organization: Public Works and Government Services Canada

DRDC announces $15-million security S&T competition

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) has released another $15 million for new projects under its Canadian Safety and Security Program. Proposals will be accepted until July 18th with selected projects announced February 2014. The projects will are funded through DRDC’s Centre for Security Science and follow last year’s competition which provided $20 million for…

CICP announces 36 more pre-qualified submissions

Private sector demand is surging for assistance under the federal government’s pilot Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) initiative, with 36 innovations pre-qualified under the second call for proposals (CFP). Co-branded Kickstart, CICP was announced in the 2010 Budget with $40 million in funding. The Jenkins Panel is recommending that it be expanded and made permanent.…

CICP pre-qualifies 19 firms for government contracts

The Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) has selected the first batch of firms which will seek to test their technologies with federal departments. The pre-qualified proposals were selected by a selection committee, 70% of which comes from the private sector. Its task was to validate the ranking of proposals based on reviews prepared by the…

Pilot procurement program makes first selections

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has pre-qualified the first 19 companies under its Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP), making them eligible for beta testing and/or purchase by the federal government. Pre-qualification means the firms’ innovations will be shopped to government departments and agencies for suitable matches. Those that are chosen will then enter…

CATA advocates changes to public procurement

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) will release a blueprint later this summer for public sector procurement that will contain best practices for how to use procurement to stimulate growth of the national economy. The document is aimed at Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) which was considering changes to procurement policy that CATA…