DAG 2016 – Services

Combat Rations Assembly Contract

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


The National Combat Rations Program (NCRP) is mandated to provide combat rations in support of training and operations, both domestic and overseas. The goal of the Combat Rations Assembly Contract is to provide Individual Meal Packs (IMPs) and Light Meal Combat (LMC) Packs to meet the NCRP mandate.


The Combat Rations Assembly Contractor will provide approximately one million IMPs annually and 75,000 LMCs bi-annually. IMPs and LMCs consist of various food and non-food items packaged in an overwrap bag. The IMP and LMC components are procured by Department of National Defence from various suppliers who then ship the components to the Assembler Contractor. The Assembler Contractor will also be responsible for procuring commercial components for use in the IMPs and LMCs. They will then insert all the individual components inside the IMP and LMC overwraps and package them for shipping. The intent is to award a contract with five-year duration.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2019 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020 Contract Award
  • 2020 to 2026 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Food Services
Phone: 819-997-3898

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