This year’s Mari-Tech conference, presented by the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) and sponsored by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, will be held at Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal, April 19-21, 2017.

Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC), with the support of the Department of National Defence (DND), Department of Fisheries and Ocean and Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada (TC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISEDC) and will be presenting a federal marine procurement outlook session on Wednesday afternoon April 19th 2017 at the Mari-Tech 2017 Conference. This year’s session will focus on upcoming marine procurements, with discussions on federal contracting, value proposition and Industrial Technical Benefits (ITB’s). The session (see preliminary agenda below) will provide an overview of upcoming procurements, over the course of the next three years, in areas such as small vessel construction, vessel repair, refit and life extension, vessel chartering, disposal and other special projects in the realm of marine equipment (e.g. drones, floating docks etc.). 

Preliminary agenda

  • 13:15-13:30 - Opening remarks
  • 13:30-13:45 - Federal contracting overview
  • 13:45-14:15 - CCG and DFO outlook
  • 14:15-14:45 - ISED – leveraging procurement for industrial benefits in support of the marine sector
  • 14:45-15:15 - Break
  • 15:15-15:45 - DND outlook
  • 15:45-16:15 - TC, RCMP outlook
  • 16:15-16:45 - Panel - questions and answers
  • 16:45-17:00 - Wrap-up

In order to attend the outlook session you are requested to send an email to titled: Attendance outlook session – ([Your organization's name]). Within the email you are requested to provide the name of your organization (including mailing address), attendee(s) (including title) as well as contact information for your organization’s point of contact. 

It is also Public Services and Procurement Canada’s intent to capitalize on this event to engage industry in a manner consistent with the principles of Smart procurement (Early Engagement, Effective Governance, Independent Advice, and Benefits for Canadians) and as such offers the opportunity for one-on-one engagement discussions between Government and interested industry parties on Thursday April 20th and Friday April 21st. This opportunity should be of particular interest to small and medium marine-focused enterprises.

April 20-21, 2017: One-on-one sessions

In order to reserve a timing for a 30-minute one-on-one meeting, you are requested to send an email to with the subject "Request for One-on-one meeting – ( [Your organization's -name])". Within the email you are requested to provide the name of your organization (including mailing address), the name of the Department you would like to meet, the area of interest (small vessel construction, repair and refit, vessel chartering and/or disposal), the nature of the question and the name(s) and title(s) and contact information (telephone number and email) of the member(s) of your organization wishing to attend the engagement as well as the preferred timing (morning or afternoon of either Thursday April 20th or Friday April 21st.