Calian lands DND deals worth up to $29M

Ottawa-based Calian Group says it will be extending its work on a pair of military training projects after re-winning two long-term contracts with the Department of National Defence.

The first agreement will see Calian provide training services for the Canadian Armed Forces’ Military Personnel Generation Formation, which runs training and recruitment programs.

The one-year deal is worth $7 million and includes two one-year extension options, which could bring its total value to $21 million.

Calian has been providing these services to the the formation and its predecessor, the Canadian Defence Academy, since 2010.

The new contract will expand the scope of Calian’s training work to include the Canadian Forces Health Services Training Centre, School of Military Intelligence, School of Meteorology, Military Policy Academy, Language School and the Canadian Forces Naval Operations School.

The other contract, with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Schools runs for 30 months and is worth $5 million. It comes with two one-year extension options that could bring its total value to over $8 million. Calian has provided training at these schools since 2008.

“Our ability to re-win with the expanded scope of these contracts is a testament to the quality of the training professionals on the Calian team as well as the skills and dedication of our management staff," Jerry Johnston, Calian’s vice-president of Training and Engineering Services said in a statement.

Calian has posted record-breaking revenues for the firm in three consecutive quarters. In August, the company said it turned a $3.9 million profit on revenues of $73.2 million.