U.S. DoD Prime Contractor

We are the official channel for Canadian companies to the U.S. DoD.

We bring Canadian solutions to U.S. DoD challenges

U.S. DoD Prime Contractor is a program funded by the Government of Canada, supported by the U.S. Government, and that we administer to:

  • Strengthen Canada-U.S. defence procurement cooperation 
  • Allow Canadians to sell their goods and services to the U.S. military 
  • Give the American military access to an expanded supply base of approved goods and services.

Supporting Canadian business success

We provide Canadian companies access to the largest defence procurement market in the world.  Our contracting experts are also here to guide Canadian exporters to navigate the highly regulated U.S. government procurement system, make it easier to submit bids and compete on equal footing. 

Maintaining a trusted acquisition partnership 

When we connect a U.S. DoD buyer to a Canadian company, we’re upholding Canada’s treaty obligations under the Canada-U.S. Defence Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA) which establishes Canada as a trusted acquisition partner. We are also embedded in the U.S Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 225.870 (DFARS) to act as the prime contractor for U.S. DoD contracts for contracts greater than USD $250,000. 

In general, contract opportunities between Canadian companies and the U.S. military of USD $250,000 or more must be directed through our U.S. DoD Prime Contractor program.

Contact us to learn about how we can support you.

Our 2021-2022 achievements


Canadian companies under contract through the Canada-U.S. Defence Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA).


Value of exports (CTT) from Canadian companies to the U.S. DoD.

Who can use the U.S. DoD Contractor program?

Canadian businesses 

We support Canadian businesses that have goods and services that are of interest to the U.S. military, have an opportunity to sell directly to the U.S. Department of Defense, and have a sales lead valued at more than USD$250,000.

Not just multinationals

Every year the list of products and services that Canadians supply to the U.S. military grows. In 2020-2021, U.S. DoD awarded USD$922 million in new export contracts to large and small Canadian companies through us. Of that, USD$37 million was signed with small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Canadian U.S. DoD Prime Contractor customers

Beyond traditional military goods

Every year, the U.S. military buys massive volumes of non-military goods such as food, medical equipment, and construction supplies.

Canadian companies work with us to provide goods and services like navigation and nautical systems, aircraft parts and chartered passenger flights, travelling canes, pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment, hoists and monorails, snow removal equipment, fabricated metals and surgical instruments to the U.S. DoD. 

Here are some examples of non-defence companies providing services to the U.S. DoD. 

Bunny boots

AirBoss Defense was awarded an IDIQ contract from the U.S. DoD to manufacture up to 198,240 pairs of Extreme Cold Vapor Barrier Boots (ECVBB), commonly known as bunny boots.


L3Harris Technologies provides the U.S. Air Force with electro-optical infrared sensors  that offers day and night imaging capability even in adverse weather conditions.

Field anesthesia

Thornhill Research Inc. provides the U.S. Marine Corps with systems to administer general anesthesia to patients requiring emergency medical procedures in a field environment.

Waste and water management

Terragon Environmental Technologies offers solutions to the U.S. Military which transforms waste into energy and purifies water for agricultural or greywater use.

Our 2021-2022 achievements


Total value of new exports to the U.S. DoD.


Canadian jobs supported through the DPSA.

What we do for U.S. DoD Prime Contractor customers

  • Completing an Integrity Compliance assessment on the Canadian business.
  • Completing a Human Rights assessment on the end-use of the Canadian product or service.
  • Completing a technical, managerial and financial due diligence on the Canadian business to confirm its capability to perform the contract.
  • Coordinating Public Service and Procurement Canada for price certifications and/or contract audits, where required.
  • Submitting a letter of endorsement to U.S. DoD for the Canadian business’ proposal.
  • Signing a Signing a domestic contract with our qualified Canadian business and formalizing our support for the offer they are making. with our qualified Canadian business and formalizing our support for the offer they are making.
  • Providing a Government of Canada guarantee that the contract will be performed in accordance with the established terms and conditions.
  • Supporting Canadian Department of National Defence acceptance testing and overseeing contract performance and financial administration.


Department of the Air Force


Naval Air Warfare Center

Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command

Development & Engineering Center

Naval Surface Warfare Center

*Values of contracts in USD signed with CCC through DPSA between 2012-2021

Why choose U.S. DoD Prime Contractor

For Canadian companies


Interpretation of bid documents

We answer your questions about U.S DoD solicitations and help you interpret their documents.


Endorsement of your proposal

We review your technical and financial proposal, and perform a complete due diligence review in order to support our Government of Canada guarantee of your solution.


Price review

We certify that your price is fair and reasonable which eliminates the need for you to present cost and pricing data that conforms with U.S. accounting standards.



At any stage of the contract, we help you find solutions to any disputes or export challenges.


Protection from payment risk

We help you navigate the payment system and offer receivables payment in 30 days.

We open doors and make selling to the U.S. military easier.

For U.S. DoD buyers


Broader supply of vetted solutions

We perform a technical, managerial and financial due diligence on all Canadian companies that work with us.


Fair and reasonable pricing

We analyze and ensure the price is fair and reasonable according to the Cost and Profit Policy of the Government of Canada.


Contract administration support

We monitor and ensure that the contract follows the agreed terms and conditions. We also verify invoices and audits claims for you.


Technical rights, data and information

We ensure that you receive the same technical rights, data and information that you obtain in contracts with U.S. suppliers.


Performance guarantee

When you contract through us, you receive a guarantee from the Government of Canada that the contract will be executed as agreed upon.

We guarantee pricing, delivery and contract performance.

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Selling to the U.S. military

Download our white paper to learn more about the U.S. DoD, how much they spend every year and their priority areas.

If you answer yes to these questions, we want to know about your Canadian business and help you win more contracts.​

Frequently asked questions

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CCC offers a number of services for you to be successful with government procurement opportunities within and outside of the U.S. military.

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