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Offline BFGAddison

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Looking for a Supply Technician
« on: February 03, 2020, 11:26:05 »
Hello Everyone,
 For the past few days i have been emailing the gov. searching through  the internet and there is nothing but posts recruitment forms or job postings for Supply Technicians through the Canadian Armed Forces.

I am looking for a Supply Technician so i can discuss some Heavy Machinery information with one of them.


Hope to hear from someone soon.

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Re: Looking for a Supply Technician
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 16:23:11 »
Hello Everyone,
 For the past few days i have been emailing the gov. searching through  the internet and there is nothing but posts recruitment forms or job postings for Supply Technicians through the Canadian Armed Forces.

I am looking for a Supply Technician so i can discuss some Heavy Machinery information with one of them.


Hope to hear from someone soon.

Can you offer more info as to the type of heavy machinery questions you’re looking to have answered? There may be others lurking around who have knowledge in specific areas, rather than waiting specifically for a Supply who may, or may not be able to help you...
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Re: Looking for a Supply Technician
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 12:50:43 »
well the company i work for sells heavy equipment such as Menzi Muck https://www.menzimuck.com weycor https://www.weycor.de/en/home.html and belaz https://www.belaz.ca

the Menzi Muck in particular is the brand i would have thought for the Canadian army. because its capabilities and the fact the Switzerland and German army use them already.

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Re: Looking for a Supply Technician
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 13:12:58 »
well the company i work for sells heavy equipment such as Menzi Muck https://www.menzimuck.com weycor https://www.weycor.de/en/home.html and belaz https://www.belaz.ca

the Menzi Muck in particular is the brand i would have thought for the Canadian army. because its capabilities and the fact the Switzerland and German army use them already.

If you're looking to make a contact to discuss possible sale of any of that equipment, a Sup Tech is not who you talk to.  In most cases it isn't someone in uniform or even an employee of the Department of National Defence who does the purchasing of major equipment.

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Re: Looking for a Supply Technician
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 16:55:36 »
I'm out of that world for a few years now, so can't offer any names, but you are looking for someone at Canadian Army Director of Land Requirements (DLR), or possibly the Royal Canadian Air Force Director of Air Requirements (DAR). They are the ones who devise the equipment requirements that will be procured through either DND if it's a small enough buy, or PSPC if it is a major procurement or fleet buy.

If you can be in Ottawa this April, this event is worth registering for, as those guys (as well as other Government procurement folk) will be there in droves: https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca/CAF/caf/Army-Outlook. Try to find someone from DLR 6; they set the requirements for the Army's commercial fleet recapitalization program, which is an annual buy of $40 million - $70 million of commercial pattern vehicles and equipment for use on Canadian Forces Bases. The Navy and Air Force spend smaller amounts of money in a similar way. Apart from scoring on a major crown project that would likely require you to partner with a major OEM, those commercial recapitalization programs are your best bet to sell to DND.

The other major annual event for industry and defence requirement / procurement types to link up is also in Ottawa, this coming May: https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca/events/details&evtID=344

There are also regional events throughout the year, such as Best Defence in London and WestDef in Calgary. This organization is a good resource for companies like yours, providing resources and and hosting a variety of events designed to connect industry and government: https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca/

The Federal Government also has separate agencies that may be able to help you do business with DND and other Canadian Federal Departments. Depending where you are, look up your local reps for Western Economic Diversification Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, or even the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario. Worst case, try Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

There is nothing preventing you from cold-calling DND folk to pitch your product, but I doubt the right guys are trolling this forum. You will have to be persnickety in either attending the events up above, or trying to get points of contact in those various Agencies who can help you navigate how to sell to the Government of Canada. Word of warning - it is a slow and ponderous, almost byzantine system, that may cost you money up front. But if you win a big bid, the payoff is (likely) worth it. A small or even medium-sized company, however, has to be extremely savvy, have an excellent product, must know how to bid, have patience, and have lucky timing, to score with government sales. There are companies out there who help guys like you to navigate that system. Maybe one of the Agencies can give you a point of contact with one of them. Good luck!
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Re: Looking for a Supply Technician
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2020, 16:26:26 »
awesome thanks alot guy's.

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Re: Looking for a Supply Technician
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2020, 16:04:14 »
Am I the only one who thinks this thread isn't right?
First off the OP has not disclosed any personal military background but is only here to sell things to our government.
Not the purpose of this forum.
And certainly not part of the "Personal Locator" description.
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Re: Looking for a Supply Technician
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2020, 16:39:32 »
Am I the only one who thinks this thread isn't right?
First off the OP has not disclosed any personal military background but is only here to sell things to our government.
Not the purpose of this forum.
And certainly not part of the "Personal Locator" description.

Yep.  The OP certainly took the opportunity to get his spam posted....   ::)
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Re: Looking for a Supply Technician
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 19:05:33 »
Am I the only one who thinks this thread isn't right?
First off the OP has not disclosed any personal military background but is only here to sell things to our government.
Not the purpose of this forum.
And certainly not part of the "Personal Locator" description.

The post was reported initially. DS reviewed/discussed its contents, and all originator info. The decision was made to let it stand. (It does require a more suitable location, however, and has been moved.)

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