DCC provides infrastructure services and full lifecycle support for Canada's defence requirements.

While DCC puts the contracts in place and manages them, it relies on private sector contractors and consultants to perform the work required by its Client-Partner. The type of work includes services to support the design, construction, renovation and maintenance of a wide variety of facilities for the infrastructure and environment program of DND.

DCC adheres to Federal Government contracting principles of access, opportunity, fairness and of open competition. Over 95% of its construction contracts are competitively tendered.

There are two ways to get informed: MERX and Newspaper Ads:


MERX is an independent private sector tendering service, offering opportunities to publicly tendered projects. DCC posts ads on MERX for construction, professional services and goods contracts. Contractors can obtain contract documents by ordering them through MERX. DCC contract documents are also available for viewing at local construction associations and local DCC offices.

Starting in winter 2016, DCC is introducing its new electronic bidding capability using the MERX service. For information on this new capability, visit the e-Procurement webpage to find out how to submit a bid online.

For further information on MERX or to register, visit www.merx.com or call 1-800-964-6379.

Newspaper Ads

Newspaper ads are done occasionally, depending on the nature and the location of the work. If a tender is to be advertised in the paper, it is announced in combination with a posting on MERX.

DCC is an approved Federal Government source that may sponsor companies into the Industrial Security Program (ISP). DCC may sponsor a company to obtain an Organization Security Screening issued by the Canadian and Industrial Security Directorate (CISD) of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for the following levels:

  • Designated Organization Screening (DOS)
  • Facility Security Clearance (FSC)
  • Upgrades from DOS to FSC

Note: With or without a Document Safeguarding Capability (DSC)

For the moment, only firms bidding on contracts requiring a security clearance may be sponsored for a Designated Organization Screening (DOS) or a Facility Security Clearance (FSC).

The request is to include:

  • the DCC contract number or MERX ad reference number;
  • the legal name of the company;
  • the complete address of the company's head office; and
  • a point of contact complete with phone number and email address.

To submit a request: Sponsorship Request or fill in this questionnaire and e-mail to ISP.Sponsorship@dcc-cdc.gc.ca

Should you wish to speak with a DCC representative, please call (613) 998-8974.

There are no direct costs charged to companies wishing to obtain a DOS, FSC or DSC.

Applicants are responsible to pay any processing fees for fingerprinting.

If you are already registered in the Industrial Security Program (ISP) at the required clearance level, you don't need to submit an additional request for sponsorship.

For additional information, visit the website of the Industrial Security Program at PWGSC.

Contact Information
Telephone: 1-866-368-4646
National Capital Region: 613-948-4176
E-mail: ssi-iss@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

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DCC evaluates the work of all contractors and consultants in accordance with DCC's Performance Evaluation Guidelines.

Questions? Concerns? Comments? Please do not hesitate to contact your local DCC office.