September 2019 - In keeping with the new defence policy, the government introduced a pilot project to streamline the defence procurement process in 2019. Public Services and Procurement Canada will be authorized to approve projects with low risk and low or medium complexity. Some changes in the organizational structures were also introduced. However, the National Defence Committee of the House of Commons has the mandate to ensure parliamentary oversight of budgets and expenditures. This parliamentary oversight role is not new. Furthermore, the Harper Government implemented the current procurement process to streamline procedures through better coordination of actors. Since the government has taken some steps toward improving the military procurement process, the general end result of faster acquisitions remains to be achieved; therefore this promise remains partially achieved.
June 04, 2019 - "The Defence procurement strategy is based on a whole-of-government approach to defence procurement through the application of early and continuous engagement, timely and effective decision-making to guide and co-ordinate defence and major military procurements while fulfilling the Government's commitment to better ensure that purchases of defence equipment create economic opportunities for Canadians. In 2015, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) reviewed how we determine contract price for defence procurement. The review found that the guidance we used to determine contract price was old and needed updating to keep pace with procurement in Canada and abroad. PwC recommendations are helping us improve our price policies and practices." - Defence procurement strategy - National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
June 08, 2018 - Defence Investment Plan 2018 - National Defence Canada
May 18, 2018 - Defence Plan 2018-2023 - National Defence Canada
April 16, 2018 - "Departmental Result 5.2 - Defence equipment acquisition is well-managed - Grow and professionalize the procurement workforce to strengthen the capacity to manage the acquisition and support of today's complex military capabilities. We will achieve procurement workforce growth through successful execution of hiring activities and creation of workforce pools. The talent and knowledge development of the entire procurement community will be optimized through enhanced training and professional accreditation of the workforce." - DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 2018-19 DEPARTMENTAL PLAN, p.31 - National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces