Snowmobiles – LOSV – Light Over Snow Vehicles – MERX NPP – Feb 2009
LOSV ( Light Over-Snow Vehicles ) – CF Military Snowmobiles
Multiple MERX LOSV
NPPs (Notices of Proposed Procurement)
DND has been issuing multiple NPPs for Canadian Forces snowmobiles as a series of small procurements. In NATO / CF
parlance, these snomobiles – primarily Bombardier Skandic SWTs and similar Ski-doos – are
called Light Over-Snow Vehicles or LOSVs. The snowmobiles are among the only practical means of offroad transport
in much of rural Canada during the winter months, especially for Rangers operating over sea-ice.
A sampling of LOSV NPPs (as published on the MERX website) is reproduced below.
Snowmobile[s], Snowmobiles, Edmonton, Alberta, etc.
– MERX NPP
[ Notice of Proposed Procurement ]
Reference Numbers PW-$EDM-183-7364, PW-$$HS-610-43094,
Solicitation Numbers W0127-08P035/A, W8476-090742/A, W0130-08405L/A
Organization Name Public Works and Government Services
Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada
Associated Components Yes
Published 2008-10-09, 2008-10-29, 2009-01-27
Closing 2008-10-24 ...; 2008-12-05 ...; 2009-03-04 ...
Category Special Purpose Vehicles
GSINS N2350: COMBAT, ASSAULT, AND TACTICAL VEHICLES, TRACKED
Region of Delivery Edmonton, Alberta; Ontario; Quebec
Region of Opportunity —
Agreement Type WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT
Tender Type Notice of
Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Estimated Value —
Solicitation Method —
Snowmobiles, Edmonton, Alberta; Snowmobile; Snowmobiles 2009 ...
The Department of National Defence (DND) - Edmonton Garrison, Edmonton, Alberta requires the supply, delivery, and
off-loading of thirty five (35) snowmobiles.
The snowmobiles must meet all of the minimum performance specifications as outlined in the Invitation to Tender...
Colour is not a mandatory requirement but preference is that all machines are of the same colour...
The Department of National Defence has a requirement for quantity seven (7) Snow- mobiles. The requirement includes
manuals... The delivery is to Borden, Ontario...
This requirement is to purchase thirty (30) Snowmobiles and operator's manual in accordance with the attached
Purchase Description. The delivery date is mandatory by March 31, 2009. Destination: 25 CFSD [ 25 CF Supply Depot ]