MONTREAL, Aug. 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) and PAE, through their jointly owned company, SNC-Lavalin PAE Inc., have been awarded a contract by the Government of Canada for the second iteration of the Canadian Forces Contractor Augmentation Program (CANCAP).
The joint venture recently completed a first 10-year CANCAP contract, during which it provided logistical support to the Canadian military in Bosnia, Kabul and Kandahar. Like the previous agreement, the new contract includes a first five-year term, with two possible two-year extensions and one possible one-year extension for a maximum of 10 years. The agreement is worth up to $400 million in services to the joint venture.
CANCAP covers a number of areas related to military logistics, including administration and management, material management and distribution, communications, equipment maintenance, health services, food services, transportation, accommodations management and support, construction engineering, power supply and distribution, water supply and distribution, facilities operation and management, and roads and grounds services.
"Our joint venture is proud to once again have the opportunity to support the Canadian Forces during its international deployments through CANCAP," said Charlie Rate, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "Our goal, as always, will be to provide the Canadian military with efficient and tailored support that allows them to focus, first and foremost, on their core military activities."
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries around the world, and is currently active in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com