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Canadian government rejects FREMM bid for new surface combatant

06 December 2017

A last-minute offer to build the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) warship has been rejected by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

A combined Fincantieri and Naval Group submission offered a fixed-price of CAD30 billion to build 15 Frégates Européennes Multi-Missions (FREMM) frigates in a surprise announcement made on 30 November, the deadline for the request for proposals (RFPs).

The FREMM proposal was dismissed in a programme update released by PSPC on 5 December. PSPC said all bids for the CSC were expected to fall within established bid and evaluation process guidelines, and suggested the FREMM bid did not meet those guidelines.

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