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Medium Support Vehicle  –  MERX  –  CF Procurement  –  Dec 2007/Jan 2009

Medium Support Vehicle System  (MSVS) — Military Pattern and Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf Truck — MERX LOI
Update: 18 June 2008.  DND issued a  Request for Proposals for  MilCOTS  MSVS but only one bidder responded. That sole bid, by  International Truck and  Engine for their ProStar,  was then deemed  "non-compliant" by  DND and  Public Works.

Update: 14 Jan 2009.  With the RFP revised, International  (in the form of  Navistar Canada) has been awarded a $275M contract to supply 1300 MilCOTS. The trucks are to be built in Garland, Texas. This became controversial when Navistar Canada announced  lay offs at its  Chatham, ON  plant in the days after their MSVS award.
The Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) project is aimed at finding a replace- ment for the CF's aging  fleet of  2 1/2-ton  Medium Logistic Vehicles, Wheeled (or MLVWs). The MSVS contest follows the form set by DND's earlier LUVW project where a split purchase of both military and commercial pattern vehicles are chosen in an attempt  to lower costs. [1]  The two classes of  vehicle are referred  to as  the Standard Military Pattern (SMP)  –  that is a truck designed specifically for military use – and civilian truck-based Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf (or MilCOTS).

This MERX  LOI  Notice covers both SMP and  MilCOTS variants plus kits for Special Equipment Vehicles. SEVs are permanently modified  trucks with dedicated  specialty   role  equipment housed  in a  boxy  'shelter' mounted on the cargo deck. There will be 1000 SEV kits, including  medical or dental stations, mobile kitchens and offices.

The original MSVS plan called for 1500 SMP trucks (with up to 300 trailers) for use by the Regular Forces,  800  MilCOTS vehicles for use,  primarily, by the Reserves, the 1000 SEVs mentioned above, and 300 armour protection systems (APS) for the SMPs. The specifications for those APS kits have since changed.  It remains to be seen whether the total number of APS kits will increase  (as occurred with LUVW).

The MSVS project has been delayed for a number of reasons and, in the meantime, the larger 10 ton HLVW trucks take up the slack in Afghanistan. The most serious MSVS revision is in armour protection.  As noted,  the APS specification has been revised to match the increasing threat level overseas. IED tests are also planned to ensure that protection against improvised explosive devices is adequate in MSVS.

The MSVS Project Management Office's Appendix BH (to Annex B) – the Armour Protection System (APS) Requirement – has been reproduced on a separate page.

Also see: revised  March 2008 LOI Notice for the MSVS Standard Military Pattern and  the January 2009 revised  LOI Notice for the MSVS Standard Military Pattern.

The LOI Notice's text  (as published on the MERX website)  is reproduced below:

[1] The Light Utility Vehicle, Wheeled requirement replaced the Iltis with the SMP G-wagon (which proved too light for Afghanistan) and the MilCOTS 'Milverado'.
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MSVS – MilCOTS (Militarized Commercial Off- The-Shelf  –  LOI Notice
  [ MLVW Replacement ]
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Reference Number                PW-$$BW-004-14783
Solicitation Number              W8476-06MSMC/A
Organization Name               Public Works and Government Services Canada
Source ID                               FD.DP.QC.10077.C2
Associated Components     Yes

Dates

Published     2007-02-01
Revised        2007-03-09
Closing         2007-04-20  02:00 PM  Eastern Standard Time  EST

Details

Category                          Transportation Equipment and Spares
GSINS                               N2320: TRUCKS AND TRUCK TRACTORS, WHEELED
Region of Delivery         Newfoundland and  Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
Agreement Type             NONE
Tender Type                    Letter  of  Interest  ( LOI )
Estimated Value               —
Solicitation Method        —

Notice Description

MEDIUM SUPPORT VEHICLE SYSTEM  -  MILITARIZED COMMERCIAL OFF- THE-SHELF (MSVS - MilCOTS)

Trade Agreement:                                         NONE
Tendering Procedures:                                 —
Attachment:                                                   None
Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy:  N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement:   No

Nature of Requirement

MEDIUM SUPPORT VEHICLE SYSTEM  -  MILITARIZED COMMERCIAL OFF- THE-SHELF (MSVS - MilCOTS)

W8476-06MSMC/A

Line 1, MSVS - MilCOTS

Medium Support Vehicle System Project

The Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) project involves the replacement of the Army's existing  [ 2 1/2 ton ]  Medium Logistic Vehicle Wheeled (MLVW) fleet. DND  intends to replace its  MLVW fleet  in separate competitive procurements as detailed below. The components are as follows:

•   Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf (Mil COTS) vehicles:
•   Standard Military Pattern (SMP) vehicles and
•   Special Equipment Vehicle (SEV) kits.

Project Web Site

A web site has been created to provide information to industry regarding the MSVS Project. The address of this web site is: www.forces.gc.ca/admmat/dgmpd/msvs/index_e.asp

Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf Project - Draft Request For Proposal Documents

See attached document.

The Contracting Authority (CA) who is responsible for this procurement is:

Mr. Ricky Anand
Department of Public Works and Government Services
Land, Aerospace and Marine Systems and Major Projects Sector MSVS Project
Tel: (613) 943-6980

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

Anand, Ricky
344 Wellington Street,
West Memorial Building
Ottawa
Ontario
K1A 0A2
(613) 943-6980 ( )

Contacts

Contracting Authority

Name                    Ricky Anand
Address               344 Wellington Street, West Memorial Building
City                       Ottawa
State / Province   Ontario
Country                Canada
Postal Code         K1A 0A2
Phone                   (613) 643-6980 ( )
Fax                        (819) 943-9340


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