Minister MacKay Announces Department of National Defence Investments in Edmonton

Minister MacKay Announces Department of National Defence Investments in Edmonton 
EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/16/13 -- The Honourable Peter
MacKay, Minister of National Defence today announced three local
investments, including two service contracts and an education
program, worth approximately $10 million to support activities of
military personnel and to grow the local economy. 
"Our Government continues to improve Canadian Armed Forces
infrastructure ensuring that our men and women in uniform have the
facilities they need to work and train, but also benefits the local
economy" said Minister MacKay. "These investments are necessary to
the management of Canadian Forces Base Edmonton and ensure military
infrastructure is upgraded in a timely manner." 
Minister MacKay announced a $4.6 million contract award to
Sprague-Rosser Contracting Co. Ltd. for the upgrade of sanitary and
storm sewer systems. The purpose of this project is to prevent
sanitary sewer back ups in military quarters as well as install a
storm water sewer system which previously did not exist.  
The Minister also announced a $1.28 million contract award to Tyco
International of Canada Ltd, with Simplex Grinnell of Mississauga,
Ontario for the inspection, testing and maintenance of fixed fire
protection systems at Canadian Forces Bases Cold Lake, Suffield, and
Finally, Minister MacKay shared the news that Lockheed Martin Mission
Systems and Sensors announced an investment in the University of
Alberta to support the establishment of a training program related to
the aerospace sector. This education programme, valued at
approximately $3.7 million, will largely benefit undergraduate and
graduate engineering students. The Government remains firmly
committed to ensuring that its investments in defence also translate
into investments in Canadian jobs. The Industrial and Regional
Benefits Policy or IRB Policy is a key tool to ensure that government
defence procurement translates into high-quality, long-term business
opportunities for Canadian firms.  
These investments highlight once again the Department of National
Defence's commitment to the health and safety of the Canadian Armed
Forces members and civilian personnel working on the bases and wings
across Canada. The Government of Canada conducted an open, fair, and
transparent competition process to award the contract for these
services and works closely with Industry Canada to increase the
benefits to the local economy of the local economy. 
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