Minister MacKay Announces Three Contract Awards for 19 Wing Comox

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced three contract awards for general maintenance at 19 Wing Comox. The overall value of the contracts is approximately $1.22 million.

"The Government of Canada is determined to improve infrastructure across the Canadian Armed Forces and is moving forward on these much needed projects," said Minister MacKay.

The contract awards for general maintenance include:

--  the minor recapitalization of "JJ" style housing which was awarded to
    Comox Consolidators Limited for $437 000;
--  upgrades to siding on Department of National Defence housing which was
    awarded to Hand and Hammer Contracting for $229 400; and
--  the dredging of the Quadra Marina which was awarded to JJM Construction
    Limited for $557 808.

"I am proud that our Government is investing in the modernization of our Canadian Armed Forces' infrastructure, and in encouraging our local industry on Vancouver Island," said the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North.

The Canadian Armed Forces is a first-class, modern military delivering excellence at home and is a strong and reliable partner in the defence of North America making meaningful contributions to international security.

The Government of Canada conducted open, fair, and transparent competition processes to award contracts for these projects.

Information: 1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353

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