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April 27, 2021 | Local, Naval

Journée de l'industrie Irving - Faits saillants

Journée de l'industrie Irving - Faits saillants

’Au cas où vous n'auriez pas pu assister à la journée de l'industrie Irving d'hier sur le projet de la NCC (CSC), voici les faits saillants de l'événement:


  • Un sondage sur les capacités canadiennes a été publié par Irving avec l’aide des consultants de Kearney. Les entreprises intéressées à travailler avec Irving sur le NCC doivent compléter ce sondage avant le 7 mai 2021.


  • Lorsque vous remplissez le questionnaire, assurez-vous d'inclure autant d'informations que possible sur votre produit, service ou projet.


  • Le sondage permettra aux entreprises de soumettre des fichiers, tels que des plans d'affaires, du matériel de marketing, des conceptions techniques, etc. dans le cadre de la soumission.


  • Les entreprises considérées pourraient ensuite recevoir un appel téléphonique de Irving pour une discussion technique plus approfondie en automne 2021.


  • Les premiers appels d'offres seront diffusés au premier trimestre de 2022 aux candidats qualifiés.


Irving évaluera les fournisseurs sur les critères de faisabilité suivants:

  • Convenance de la base d'approvisionnement
  • Calendrier de livraison et coûts
  • Risques techniques
  • Risques d'intégrations
  • Exigences de sécurité


Les fournisseurs sont aussi appelés à démontrer comment leurs produits, services ou projets pourraient offrir au Canada des avantages économiques. Cela pourrait prendre la forme de:

  • Création d'emploi
  • Potentiel de partenariats avec les écoles locales
  • Programmes coopératifs ou programmes d'apprentissage
  • Propriété intellectuelle


Pour être considéré comme candidat qualifié, il est d’abord essentiel que vous compléter le sondage Kearney avant le 7 mai, 2021 et que vous vous inscrivez au portail de fournisseur de Irving :


1.       Lien vers le sondage:

2.       Lien vers le portail de fournisseur :


Ces liens sont également disponibles sur le site web d’Irving,


Veuillez contacter vous avez des questions.

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