The Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA) invites suitably qualified consultancy firms (Consultants) to respond to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of support services related to an export development project for the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

The primary purpose of the project is to open new markets for Atlantic Canadian Aerospace and Defence companies in the Pacific Northwest Region of the United States i.e. the State of Washington and adjacent States, increase sales and increase the presence of Atlantic Canadian firms into this region. 

ACADA’s export program to the Pacific Northwest Region is a market development effort that is supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Seattle Consulate General of Canada, as well as the four Atlantic Canadian Provinces including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The successful bidder will provide a broad range of support and consultancy services including;

  • Market intelligence research, reports and briefings
  • An analysis and assessment of opportunities for Atlantic Canadian Aerospace and Defence companies in the Pacific Northwest region
  • Mission preparation and participation to a trade show/conference including one-on-one consultation, matchmaking services to approximately 6 companies
  • A longer term (approximately 8 months) in-market support program which includes matchmaking and other related services with approximately 4 companies.