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Commerce Decisions Secures Contract to Support Canada’s FAcT Program

A Royal Canadian Air Force CT-155 Hawk from 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron takes-off during Exercise MAPLE FLAG 51 on June 19, 2018 at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta. Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger, 4 Wing Imaging CK01-2018-0445-064

Commerce Decisions, a QinetiQ company, has secured a strategically important contract with the Government of Canada to support the procurement process on the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) program.

FAcT, one of Canada’s largest ever services contracts, has been initiated to develop and implement a relevant, cost-effective, flexible and efficient aircrew training program to meet the future requirements of the Canadian Armed Forces. Commerce Decisions will support the design, definition and implementation of a robust assessment process to select Canada’s FAcT program service delivery provider. In delivering that capability, Commerce Decisions will leverage its unrivalled experience, in-depth subject matter expertise, proven methodologies – including Structured Criteria Development (SCD) and Real Value for Money (RVfM) – and market leading technology, AWARD®. As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Department of National Defence (DND) must maintain a multi-purpose, combat capable air force.

Through an open and transparent competition, the Government of Canada is taking the necessary steps to renew its existing aircrew training services. The service must meet the unique challenges of the Canadian environment and exploit technical advances to maintain relevant and cost-effective training. Steve Deaville, Managing Director, Commerce

Decisions said: “We are delighted to be selected by DND for this key defence program. It supports our continued expansion into the Canadian marketplace where we are growing our local team to deliver our services to both defence and major infrastructure clients. We look forward to bringing our thought-leadership and extensive procurement experience to deliver the best possible outcome on FAcT.”

The contract was awarded via the DND TSPS Supply Arrangement (Task and Solutions Professional Services), following a competitive bidding process.

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