Working with CCC

For defence contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense (U.S. DoD) and NASA, CCC functions as Prime Contractor—a fully accountable defence procurement cooperation partner guaranteeing that the contract will be performed in accordance with the terms and conditions. CCC is guided by the Defence Production Sharing Agreement and the DFARS 225.870 in the services it delivers to the U.S. DoD.

For defence contracts with governments of other nations, CCC can act as either Prime Contractor or provide services as a Procurement Agent—sourcing Canadian equipment and expertise through a cost-effective, transparent process.

CCC’s responsibilities as Prime Contractor include:

  • Establishing an MOU with the relevant government ministry to explore needs and propose a Canadian solution
  • Establishing Services Agreements with Canadian companies to define the support required for the business development pursuit
  • Submitting a proposal with a Canadian company that has the technical, managerial and financial strength to undertake the project
  • Negotiating an international contract on a government-to-government basis, and takes on the role of Prime Contractor
  • Issuing a Domestic Contract to the Canadian company, passing on all contractual obligations of the international contract
  • Managing contract performance and administering funds from the government buyer
  • Providing a Government of Canada guarantee that the contract will be performed in accordance with its terms and conditions

CCC’s responsibilities as Procurement Agent include:

  • Establishing an MOU with the government ministry to explore needs and propose a CCC procurement solution
  • Negotiating Procurement Services Agreements on a government-to-government basis and taking on the role of Procurement Agent
  • Establishing the appropriate procurement strategy in consultation with the government ministry
  • Developing the solicitation package and bid evaluation criteria
  • Undertaking bid evaluation and supplier selection and recommending to the government ministry
  • Undertaking contract negotiations and contract award upon instruction
  • Managing contract performance and administering funds from the government ministry
  • Managing contract and project close out and financial reconciliation