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Commerce Decisions to support DNDs Canadian Surface Combatant programme


Commerce Decisions, a QinetiQ company, has secured a strategically important contract with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and the Department of National Defence (DND). This advisory contract will facilitate the delivery of bid evaluation criteria which will be used to assess prospective Warship Designers and Combat Systems Integrators for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).

Commerce Decisions, in conjunction with QinetiQ Ltd and QinetiQ Canada Operations Ltd, has been awarded the contract via the PWGSC T3PEA Supply Arrangement (Technical Third Party Experts) following a competitive bidding process. This supply arrangement was put in place to facilitate the delivery of the wider National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) – a $38 billion CAD programme for procuring new vessels for Defence and Coastguard duties.

In meeting the needs of the client, Commerce Decisions will deliver proven methodologies - including Structured Criteria Development (SCD); and will deploy its most experienced principal procurement consultants to ensure a rigorous, evidence-based and robustly designed and delivered assessment schema for this programme.

Wendy Wates, Managing Director, Commerce Decisions, said: “We are delighted that PWGSC and DND have selected Commerce Decisions to support this key Canadian programme, enabling Canadian government and industry to benefit from expert procurement advice through the application of our best practice advice and thought-leadership.”

About Commerce Decisions
Commerce Decisions has supported over 9,000 multi-million dollar procurement programmes globally, including hundreds of high value projects ($100M+) and those of strategic national or international importance ($1BN+). In total, Commerce Decisions has supported over $180 billion CAD of projects to date.

Commerce Decisions is an acknowledged global leader in procurement best practice, with extensive experience in working with clients to successfully build appropriate and robust assessment schemes. In the Defence domain, Commerce Decisions has the unique position of providing support to the majority of UK MOD acquisition projects; internationally, Commerce Decisions has supported strategic programmes in Canada, Australia, UAE, Finland, USA, Saudi Arabia, Brunei and for NATO.

About QinetiQ
A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its world class knowledge, research and innovation to provide high-end technical expertise and advice, to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ's unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments as well as other international customers in targeted sectors.

For further information please contact

Commerce Decisions Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 43 11 00
Email: sales@cd.QinetiQ.com
Visit the website at www.cd.QinetiQ.com