Supplier FAQ

  • How can I be notified about Irving Shipbuilding’s supply chain opportunities?

    On ShipsForCanada.ca, click the link “For Suppliers” to learn:

    • How to express your interest in joining Irving Shipbuilding’s supply chain
    • Irving Shipbuilding’s Supply Chain Principles & Strategy
    • How to register. Be sure to submit your registration – registrations that are only saved are not viewed
  • What qualifications does my company need to be considered for contracts with Irving Shipbuilding?

    This depends on the product or service, but considerations include:

    • Capability to provide the required materials or services
    • An established position in the markets that you serve
    • Ability to provide Canadian manufactured content for Canada
    • Ability to provide great value for Canada
    • Robust quality assurance, international organization for standardization certifications (ISO) or equivalent controls
    • Security clearances including Controlled Goods and Canadian Industrial Securities Directorate (CISD) including security clearances
    • For more information please visit: Contract Security Program and Controlled Goods Program
    • Workers Compensation Board registrations and appropriate insurances
    • Agreement on Terms and Conditions
  • How will I be able to find out about what bids are being put out to tender?
    • Notification of upcoming public Request-For-Proposals (RFPs) are sent to all companies registered with us for the materials and services in which they have expressed interest. They are not made publicly available.
    • Materials and service categories may be revised – be sure to respond when you are notified of any revisions.
  • How do you evaluate submitted bids?

    Bid evaluations vary by contract, based on scope, complexity, and cost, but include:

    • Compliance with all functional requirements
    • Providing best value to Canada including, wherever possible, Indigenous and small business content
  • How can I prepare?

    Communicate clearly what your enterprise has to offer and how this will add value to Irving Shipbuilding and to Canada

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