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Re: Canadian Military/Defence procurement process (Mega Thread)
« Reply #350 on: December 03, 2019, 21:12:56 »
Hmmm. Need a bigger budget.

Given that the medical system isn't paying hospitals, Valcartier is shutting down their gym for lack of money, and the money for an Individual Learning Plan has basically dried up I'm thinking money is a little tight.  Maybe it all went to the Asterix already... ;D

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Re: Canadian Military/Defence procurement process (Mega Thread)
« Reply #351 on: December 03, 2019, 23:06:27 »
No way man, we want our money for nothing and our ships for free.
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Re: Canadian Military/Defence procurement process (Mega Thread)
« Reply #352 on: December 17, 2019, 10:33:37 »
Conclusion of another piece at CGAI:

Defence Procurement Canada: Opportunities and Constraints
No structural reform, however overarching, will represent a silver-bullet fix to what one former Defence minister characterized as a “sclerotic” process.54 The presence of central agencies in the procurement process, their policies and the realities of defence politics in Canada generally highlight the limitations on any restructuring. Minimizing interdepartmental duplication and leveraging procurement expertise still must contend with Treasury Board’s contracting policy. Decision-makers must therefore consider whether the DPC proposal will go beyond alterations of the DND-PSPC-ISED structure and consider changes to the roles and responsibilities of central agency involvement, including contracting reform (e.g., more use of advance contract award notices, or ACANs).55

None of this is to say that a DPC should not be pursued. On the contrary, those very same arguments made on human resource consolidation and reducing the silo co-ordination challenges between departments and ministers’ offices remain strong incentives for considering structural reforms. As detailed above, the last 15 years have seen numerous examples of projects being sidelined by personalities and trifurcated process. The challenge for decision-makers, particularly in a minority government, is how to ensure that any proposed changes avoid disrupting ongoing or planned acquisitions lest it become an exercise in self-defeat. Canada’s own history of experimenting with the DDP should serve as a caution to the notion that establishing a DPC will be a panacea for avoiding all procurement ills.
About the Author

Jeffrey F. Collins earned a PhD in political science from Carleton University in 2018. He also holds a MA in strategic studies (Birmingham), a law degree (Aberdeen), and a BA and certificate in public administration (Memorial). He is an experienced policy advisor at both the federal and provincial level and is currently a research fellow with both the University of Manitoba's Centre for Defence and Security Studies and Dalhousie University's Centre for the Study of Security and Development, respectively.

Jeff's research interests are in defence procurement, missile defence, Canadian and Australian defence policy and the Arctic. He has spoken and published widely in these areas and is the co-editor of the book, "Reassessing the Revolution in Military Affairs" (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). A new book, "Canada's Defence Procurement Woes" (Palgrave Macmillan), is due out in 2020.

A proud east coaster, Jeff hails from Newfoundland but now resides in Prince Edward Island.


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