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Agree, but I think a standalone procurement organization for DND would simply inherit the same policies and requirements unless we had someone that really knows the GoC with the giant intestinal fortitude to jettison a lot of it, or at least change the 'musts' into 'mays'.This post right here explains why we need to bring back a separate Ordinance organization within DND that is out of arms reach of PSPC and TBS.
We're not sourcing office furniture for a Fisheries workplace. Most military items we buy cannot be sourced from Canadian, Indigenous, or Green companies, and I would love to see a GBA+ Assessment on an NLAW or Javelin.
This is what happens when you let burecrats rule by committee
GBA+ can actually be pretty useful for equipment people use/wear; it's a lot easier to make sure something fits people if you look at what size your people are. That all trickles down into basic human factors engineering, which is things like monitor height, spacing etc, which seems stupid until you see something well done compared to something poorly done. But completely stupid for buying widgets and components for an existing system.
The indigenous procurement requirements are just frustrating; outside of big projects that have ITBs, which can include incentives for including Indigenous businesses (which has lead to a number of companies supplying NSS ships). For most procurements though we have no capability to direct anything, and it's actually against CITT and GoC procurement rules for lowest compliant bidders. It's really just a check in the box exercise that does nothing but take time, so it's pretty performative. That feedback keeps getting submitted but we still have to fill out the forms that we can't do anything with (and don't have HR resources anyway to figure out if there is any indigenous company that could fill the need anyway).