The Government of Canada last week issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project for the Navy.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this key deliverable was released by Irving Shipbuilding Inc., the government’s prime contractor for this project, on October 27.
As announced on June 13, 2016, the Government of Canada is moving forward with a streamlined procurement approach to select an existing warship design. The design team will work with the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to design and construct the CSC ships.
The government set the specific requirements and evaluation criteria for the ship design based on the Royal Canadian Navy’s operational needs. The design is expected to be selected by summer 2017.
"Delivering the right Canadian Surface Combatant capabilities to the Royal Canadian Navy, on time and on budget, is a priority for Irving Shipbuilding. Our shipbuilders are hard at work building Canada’s future naval combatant fleet and we look forward to this next phase of the National Shipbuilding Strategy as we continue to grow Canada’s shipbuilding and marine industry, and strengthen the capacity of our men and women in uniform," said Kevin McCoy, President, Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
The CSC project will replace Canada’s aging destroyers and frigates. Up to 15 ships are scheduled to be built after the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships are complete in the early 2020s. The first CSC ship is anticipated to be delivered in the mid-2020s.