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Chinook named as intended purchase through PWGSC Advance Contract Award Notice

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The Chinook link is ratty... here is the basic data: Highlighting is mine

Medium to Heavy Lift Helicopter (MHLH)

Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Attachment: None
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: National Security
Consideration
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
Vendor Name and Address:
THE BOEING COMPANY
P.O. BOX 16858 MC P1-43
PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania
United States
19142-0858
Nature of Requirements:
Medium to Heavy Lift Helicopters (MHLHs)

File Number: W8475-06-HL01/A

1.    An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN)

An Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) allows departments and
agencies to post a notice, for no less than fifteen (15)
calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it
intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a
pre-identified contractor. In this case the ACAN will be posted
for 30 calendar days. If no other supplier submits, on or before
the closing date, a detailed Statement of Capabilities that
meets the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting
authority may then proceed with the award. However, should a
Statement of Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set
out in the ACAN, then the contracting officer will proceed to a
full tendering process.

2.    Requirement:

The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement to
procure a minimum of sixteen (16) new MHLHs and their long-term
in-service support that covers a period of 20 years with options
to be exercised at Canada's sole discretion, to extend for the
life of the helicopters.

You are hereby notified that the Crown intends to solicit a bid
for the above requirement and negotiate a contract with The
Boeing Company, the only known source of supply capable of
meeting the high level mandatory capability requirements.

There will be a requirement to provide Canadian Industrial
Benefits equivalent to 100 percent of the contract value.

The high level mandatory capability requirements are listed
below. Suppliers, in addition to submitting a statement of
capabilities, shall be prepared to demonstrate that their
proposed aircraft meets the high level mandatory capability
requirements through a Test Flight if so requested by Canada.

HIGH LEVEL - MANDATORY CAPABILITY REQUIREMENTS

The helicopter must provide the capability for the safe and
effective movement of personnel and equipment in all CF
operating environments. The aircraft must meet mandatory
requirements in the following areas:

Internal Lift: Cabin space to accommodate an infantry platoon
(30 soldiers) with full combat equipment including weapons, body
armour, rucksacks, rations and communications (4,763 kg);

External Lift: Lift multiple loads, including a Light Weight
Field Howitzer and associated equipment (a minimum of 5,443 kg);

Range: Flying endurance to ensure a relevant radius of
operation (a minimum of 100 km) with either the internal or
external load described above and at the temperature and
altitude described below to effectively cover CF tactical areas
of responsibility;

Temperature and Altitude: Power and endurance to accomplish the
lift and range parameters defined above, at altitudes and
temperatures found in the most likely CF theatres of operations
(1,220 m above sea level and 35 degrees Celsius);

Certification: Aircraft must be certified to aviation
certification standards recognized by Canada by the contract
award date;

Fleet Size: Minimum fleet of 16 aircraft, sufficient to sustain
a minimum of three deployed helicopters in addition to
maintenance, test and evaluation, and training at two main
operating bases; and

Delivery: Delivery date of first aircraft to be no later than
36 months after contract award and final aircraft delivery no
later than 60 months after contract award.

3.    Trade Agreements:

The following Trade Agreements are applicable:
Trade Agreement    Yes    No
Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (CLCA)        X
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)        X
World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement
(WTO-AGP)        X
Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)        X
Set aside under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal
Business        X

Note: This procurement is exempt from the Agreement on Internal
Trade as the National Security Exception was invoked.

4.     Government Contract Regulations and Limited Tendering
Reason:

Research indicates that the Boeing CH-47 Chinook is the only
aircraft that meets the high level mandatory capability
requirements above. Therefore, in accordance with the Government
Contract Regulations (GCR) exception, Part 1, Section 6, (d)
only one person or firm is believe to be capable of performing
the contract.



5.    Period of contract and/or Delivery date:

It is anticipated that a Contract be awarded by July 2007.
Delivery is expected to commence no later than 36 months after
contract award.

6.     Proposed Contractor:

Name:     The Boeing Company
Address:    P.O. Box 16858 MC P1-43, Philadelphia PA, 19142-0858,
USA.

7.    Statement of Capabilities:

Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available
to provide the goods/services described herein, may submit a
statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person
identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this
Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate
how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.

Suppliers that have submitted a statement of capabilities will
be notified in writing of PWGSC's decision whether or not to
continue with the aforementioned procurement or to open the
requirement for competition.

8.    Closing Date for a submission of a statement of capabilities:

4 August 2006.

 

IN HOC SIGNO

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Duey said:

Duey didn't you fly one of those things once???
Didn't they have the nick name...."the flying pig?" :eek:
Why is that??? and would you fly em again????
Saw some of the guys in Pet on ex in 91 in the field...I think it was their last ex....they flew in from Ottawa to help us (ha ha). They were pretty choked about losing their birds. :rage:
 

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IN HOC SIGNO said:
Duey didn't you fly one of those things once???
Didn't they have the nick name...."the flying pig?" :eek:
Why is that??? and would you fly em again????
Saw some of the guys in Pet on ex in 91 in the field...I think it was their last ex....they flew in from Ottawa to help us (ha ha). They were pretty choked about losing their birds. :rage:

In Hoc, yup...it was more an inside joke name to those of us that flew her...almost 10,000 shp kicking butt in a machine that was surprisingly agile when you needed it to be (for something that can weigh more than a fully loaded LAV racing around at 275+ km/h).

p.s. That was me up in Pet in '91...I loved working with the SSF!  :salute:

RAF HC.2 Chinook at Biggin Hill airshow - good demo of cap
F Coy, 131st Avn Regt (good tunage, worksafe, nothing seen to warrant youtube login...)
CH-47D tactical landing - OIF (brown-out landing conditions on short final, good stick!)

Cheers,
Duey


 

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Aviators often refer to their aircraft in less than endearing terms to show fondness for them. It's just one of those little quirks practised by people who have learned that their aircraft can sometimes become through no great fault of their own a bit stubborn and hesitant to take to the air just at the time that they are expected to perform at their best. Apart from the Pig Boat Chinook my favourite member of the swine family has been the Herkey Pig.
However the crew members of these hogs don't like people who without a good working knowledge of the swine of the skies using animal references when speaking of their riveted friends and have been known to treat passengers who use such references to a demonstration of the effects of flying fast and low in the most turbulent air with the air conditioning system cranked up to produce more heat than anyone had ever thought was possible.  >:D ;D :nana:
 

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http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/video/Ground_Resonance_Rear_View.mpg
Now this hooker is being a real pig.
 

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Any contender would have to participate in a fly off demonstration of capabilities.
At this time, I believe that the Russians would be the only suppliers of Helos that can carry a rifle platoon of 30 with kit & body armour.... but I see that they only intend to ink the deal  some 12 months from now..........

5)  Period of contract and/or Delivery date:

It is anticipated that a Contract be awarded by July 2007.
Delivery is expected to commence no later than 36 months after
contract award.
 

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How about painting Cormorants green and giving Chinooks to SAR?  ;D. The EH 101 meets the spec, marginally, I believe.  http://www.agustawestland.com/products01_02.asp?id_product=7&id=7

 

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not for 30 troops it doesn't

Regardles of what the brochure says.
If it really did.... why would the Brits still be flying the Chinook?
 

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i really hope we get the chinooks and don't give them up until like 2030 or something
 

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In the C-17 bid

4.    Government Contract Regulations and Limited Tendering
Reason:

Research indicates that the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is the
only aircraft that meets the technical mandatory requirements
above. Therefore, in accordance with the Government Contract
Regulations (GCR) exception, Part 1, Section 6, (d) only one
person or firm is believed to be capable of performing the
contract.

5.    Period of contract and/or Delivery date:

It is anticipated that a Contract will be awarded by March 2007.
Delivery is expected to commence no later than 18 months after
contract award.

6.    Proposed Contractor:

Name:    The Boeing Company
 

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Duey,

The sun is really beginning to shine on you and your unnatural, intermeshing main rotor blade brethren  ;)

The sooner Chinooks on the ramp, the better.

What is the 1 Wing skinny- rerole a Griffon Sqn or stand up new ones?

Cheers
 

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SKT, haven't heard...the decision is pretty high level...I'll likely be flying a black helo inserting "the wind" before it's sorted out..dang, now I have to refresh myself on the 146 AOIs before the 147A...  :(

Cheers,
Duey
 

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Duey said:
SKT, haven't heard...the decision is pretty high level...I'll likely be flying a black helo inserting "the wind" before it's sorted out..dang, now I have to refresh myself on the 146 AOIs before the 147A...  :(

Cheers,
Duey

Wouldn't they reactivate the old squadrons?
 

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IN HOC SIGNO said:
Wouldn't they reactivate the old squadrons?

In Hoc, not necessarily.  I have heard some discussion about "compsite" squadrons, i.e. operating more than one type of aircraft.  The biggest problem with entirely new squadrons is the PY "overhead" (HQs, etc... of a separate sqn) associated with an additional organization.  Notwithstanding increases to pers levels, things are still tight at the PY coal face...

Cheers,
Duey
 

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Duey said:
In Hoc, not necessarily.  I have heard some discussion about "compsite" squadrons, i.e. operating more than one type of aircraft.  The biggest problem with entirely new squadrons is the PY "overhead" (HQs, etc... of a separate sqn) associated with an additional organization.  Notwithstanding increases to pers levels, things are still tight at the PY coal face...

Cheers,
Duey

Ah seen...but didn't they have them all co-located centrally...thus Ottawa so they could save money on maintenance etc. That way they could serve Valcartier and Petawawa?
I mean if they put some in Pet and some in Val and some in Edmonton they are going to have to seriously build some hanger space.
 
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