Lockheed Martin Canada (LM Canada) has met all the requirements set forth by the government to be selected as a qualified supplier to compete for Canada’s FAcT program.  Despite this fact, it was annouced that Lockheed Martin Canada has made a business decision not to move forward with the next phase of the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) program as a qualified supplier. They have chosen to remain focused on the success of their current programs and partnerships with government and Canadian industry. 

This news has been posted on the government of Canada’s website which can be accessed here: https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/amd-dp/air/snac-nfps/ffpn-fact-eng.html

The companies currently engaging as qualified suppliers are:

• Babcock Canada Inc.

• Leonardo Canada

• SkyAlyne Canada Limited Partnership

Only these suppliers can participate in the next phases of engagement and submit proposals in the competition. All suppliers will be subject to the same evaluation criteria. Proposals will be assessed on cost, technical requirements and economic benefits.

BAE Systems, Airbus Defence and Space and Lockheed Martin Canada were originally on the list of qualified suppliers for the program. BAE Systems,  Airbus Defence and Space, and Lockheed Martin Canada informed the Government of Canada of their decisions to withdraw from the competition on April 2, 2019, September 13, 2019 and December 14, 2020 respectively. These companies can no longer submit proposals for this procurement.

Lockheed Martin Canada stated that they are open to FAcT sub-contractor roles to provide their training expertise and capabilities. 

CDR will provide further details on this annoucement once available. 

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