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Government awards non-operational $415 million clothing and footwear contract for CAF personnel

Above image: Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced Logistik Unicorp Inc. was awarded a $415 million contract to provide non-operational clothing and footwear for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Background image by MCpl Jordan Lobb courtesy of Canadian Forces Combat Camera.

Last month, the Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced that Logistik Unicorp Inc. was awarded a $415 million contract to provide non-operational clothing and footwear for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

The Non-Operational Clothing and Footwear Contract (NOCFC) will provide DND/CAF with clothing, primarily for non-operational and non-combat duties, all managed by Logistik Unicorp Inc.

The contract is for an initial six-year period and includes options valued up to $2.7 billion over 20 years.

Sajjan says, “From the moment our members wear it for the first time to their last day of service, the uniform is a visible reminder of their commitment to serve Canadians at home and abroad.”

These types of clothing and footwear are often worn when members are participating in a parade.

The press release noted the contract makes it easier to order items online and have it shipped to military personnel’s door. Product improvements will be faster, and there will be a smaller risk of stock running out.

The NOCFC will supply approximately 1,500 items of clothing for more than 160,000 people. The clothing includes items such as:

      • Regular and Reserve Force service dress uniforms,
      • Shorts
      • Shirts
      • Hats
      • Shoes
      • Occupation-specific clothing items (such as those for civilian and military firefighters, military police and civilian drivers)
      • Clothing for the Canadian Rangers, Junior Rangers, and Cadets

Based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, Logistik Unicorp will be required to conform to mandatory Canadian content requirements.

The contract will help to support 4,500 jobs in Canada’s textile industry.

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains said through this contract, the government will motivate significant economic benefits for Canadians for many years to come.

“Logistik Unicorp will invest in high-value research and development in areas such as advanced materials, while also investing in skills development and training to strengthen and support Canadian jobs in our apparel, textile and footwear sectors,” he said.

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Julia Lennips

Julia is a journalist who is an avid reader and an artist. She is living in North Bay, ON pursing her passion for reporting.

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