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February 1, 2024


Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) officially announced General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-Canada), representing the Power Team, as the preferred bidder for its Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project.

The Power Team, made up of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-Canada), Marshall Land Systems Canada, Mercedes Benz, Soframe and Manac, will provide the replacement for the Canadian Armed Forces' (CAF) existing fleet of logistics vehicles, which can be used to transfer resources, personnel and military assets during domestic and international operations and training exercises.

A contract is anticipated to be awarded in spring 2024, conditional on final government approvals.

“The Canadian Armed Forces members deserve the modern equipment required to effectively perform their duties at home and abroad. This project will provide military members with the needed vehicle fleet while also creating and maintaining highly skilled jobs and contributing to economic growth in Canada.” Said the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne.

Quick facts

  • National Defence has a requirement to acquire a new fleet of light and heavy logistics vehicles, trailers, vehicle modules, armour protection kits, logistics support and initial in-service support.
  • The LVM equipment will be used in a variety of missions, including emergency disaster relief in Canada and abroad, and during combat support and peacekeeping activities overseas.
  • To ensure the fairness and integrity of this procurement, PSPC engaged the services of an independent fairness monitor to oversee the process, including upcoming discussions with General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada. The fairness monitor will provide an impartial report, inclusive of opinions and observations made throughout the monitored procurement activities.
  • The competitive procurement process began on March 18, 2019, with the publication of a draft Invitation to Qualify (ITQ). The formal ITQ was published on April 26, 2019, and a list of qualified suppliers was released on July 8, 2019.
  • The final draft Request for Proposal (RFP) was provided to qualified suppliers in August 2021 in 2 phases, to allow suppliers the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the primary requirements of the LVM project. The final RFP was released in December 2021 and closed in May 2022.

For further details please contact Media Relations, Public Services and Procurement Canada (819-420-5501, ::email::).