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ARCHIVED - Victoria Class Submarine In-Service Support Contract

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In-Service Support


The Victoria Class Submarine In-Service Support Contract (VISSC) is a comprehensive, complex alternate service delivery contract to address the maintenance, repair and overhaul, documentation and management of four Ex-Royal Navy Upholder Class, 2400 ton diesel-electric submarines. These submarines, renamed respectively HMCS VICTORIA, WINDSOR, CORNER BROOK and CHICOUTIMI (the Victoria Class) were accepted into Royal Canadian Navy service between 2000 and 2004.


Work under the VISSC is broadly defined by five areas of service delivery, including: project management; records support; engineering support; materiel and logistics support; and maintenance support to include extended docking work periods.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $500 million to $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2021 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2023 Contract Award

Point of Contact

Director Maritime Equipment Programme Management (Submarines)
Phone: 819-939-3252

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