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Federal contracts (Sept. 27 – Oct. 1)

Posted by sweens on October 13, 2010

OBJ Staff
Ottawa Business Journal

Zylog Systems (Ottawa) Ltd.
1545 Carling Ave.
Description: Informatics professional services
Buyer: DND
$5,077,728.45

Nisha Technologies Inc.
2150 Thurston Dr.
Description: Informatics professional services
Buyer: DND
$3,376,821.11 

Calian Ltd.
340 Legget Dr.
Description: Informatics professional services
Buyer: DND
$2,994,540.14

Thales Canada
1 Chrysalis Way
Description: Underwater sound equipment
Buyer: PWGSC
$2,438,144

Ifathom Corp.
900 Morrison Dr.
Description: Informatics professional services
Buyer: DND
$999,485 

Leroux,Chauhan,Ouimet & Associes Inc.
124 O’Connor St.
Description: Other architectural and engineering services – real property
Buyer: PWGSC
$989,612.25 

Prestige Design and Construction (Ottawa) Ltd.
50 Camelot Dr.
Description: Paving contractor services (except mud jacking)
Buyer: PWGSC
$692,678.70 

TPG Technology Consulting Ltd.
887 Richmond Rd.
Description: Informatics professional services
Buyer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
$594,945

IBM Canada Ltd.
340 Albert St.
Description: ADP software
Buyer: HRSDC
$479,298.90

Statel Capital Technology Partners Inc.
275 Slater St.
Description: Task-based informatics professional services (TBIPS) requirement
Buyer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
$449,960.02

Dalian Enterprises Inc.
151 Slater St.
Description: ADP input-output and storage devices
Buyer: Statistics Canada
$419,727.25

Bolton Electric
5411 Canotek Rd.
Description: Humidification systems upgrades
Buyer: National Gallery of Canada
$371,350

Jolimot Inc.
460 Gréber Blvd.
Description: Translation services
Buyer: PWGSC
$277,121.25 

Senstar-Stellar Corp.
119 John Cavanaugh Rd.
Description: Alarm, signal, and security detection systems, miscellaneous
Buyer: Correctional Service of Canada
$254,565.68

Veritaaq Technology House Inc.
2327 St. Laurent Blvd.
Description: Informatics professional services
Buyer: PWGSC
$236,17 0

Rohde & Schwarz Canada Inc.
750 Palladium Dr.
Description: Electrical and electronic properties measuring and testing instruments
Buyer: Canadian Space Agency
$194,754.13

Serge F. Constant
850 Wilfrid-Lavigne Blvd.
Description: Translation services
Buyer: PWGSC
$172,500 

Version Plus
4038 Eady Crt.
Description: Translation services
Buyer: PWGSC
$161,920 

Motorola Canada Ltd.
360 Albert St.
Description: Radio navigation equipment except airborne, electrical and electronic components and spares
Buyer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
$153,596.30

Les entreprises Marcel Rocheleau Inc.
154 rue Hillcrest
Description: Translation services
Buyer: PWGSC
$138,621

Calian Ltd.
340 Legget Dr.
Description: Informatics professional services
Buyer: PWGSC
$112,954.80

CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc.
275 Slater St.
Description: $105,282.10
Buyer: Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
$105,282.10

Rohde & Schwarz Canada Inc.
750 Palladium Dr.
Description: Chemical analysis instruments
Buyer: DND
$102,057.65

Pavage Inter Cite
485 Rue de Vernon
Description: Asphalt and joint sealing services
Buyer: National Capital Commission
$101,445

http://www.obj.ca/Local/For-the-Record/2010-10-13/article-1844801/Federal-contracts-%28Sept.-27—Oct.-1%29/1

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Federal contracts (Aug. 30-Sept. 3)

Posted by sweens on September 17, 2010

Federal standing offers, supply arrangements and contracts recently awarded to local companies.

Thales Canada Inc.

1 Chrysalis Way

Description: Radio navigation equipment, except airborne

Buyer: DND

$7,239,212.79

Entrust Ltd.

1000 Innovation Dr.

Description: Security printing passes/cards

Buyer: DND

$764,119.62

TRM Technologies

151 Slater St.

Description: Consulting services

Buyer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

$500,000

DEW Engineering and Development ULC

3429 Hawthorne Rd.

Description: Food, cooking, baking and serving equipment

Buyer: DND

$435,393

Valcom Consulting Group Inc.

85 Albert St.

Description: Engineering and technical services – weapon systems related

Buyer: DND

$358,596

Donna Cona Inc.

106 Colonnade Rd.

Description: Informatics professional services

Buyer: PWGSC

$311,608.80

Valcom Consulting Group Inc.

85 Albert St.

Description: Engineering and technical services – weapon systems related

Buyer: DND

$224,146.80

Ernst & Young LLP

100 Queen St.

Description: Internal and external audits (supply arrangement PASS)

Buyer: PWGSC

$203,595

Promaxis Systems Inc.

2385 St Laurent Blvd.

Description: Engineering and technical services – weapon systems related

Buyer: DND

$200,025

AK Global Construction & Development Inc.

680 Eagleson Rd.

Description: Refit of the Victoria Building

Buyer: PWGSC

$177,975

VCI Controls Inc.

38 Antares Dr.

Description: BACS – building automation control systems

Buyer: PWGSC

$168,452.81

IBM Canada Ltd.

340 Albert St.

Description: ADP input-output and storage devices – maintenance

Buyer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

$144,622.30

IBM Canada Ltd.

340 Albert St.

Description: ADP input-output and storage devices – maintenance

Buyer: Statistics Canada

$129,858.62

http://www.obj.ca/Local/For-the-Record/2010-09-17/article-1770543/Federal-contracts-%28Aug.-30-Sept.-3%29/1

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Canadian economy grows 6.1% in first quarter

Posted by sweens on May 31, 2010

The Canadian economy was roaring in the first quarter, jumping ahead of even the rosy estimates of economists to post an oversized 6.1 per cent annualized advance during the first three months of 2010.

It was the largest quarterly expansion in more than a decade.

The number doubled what the U.S. economy managed to produce and bettered the consensus forecast for a 5.8 per cent increase.

As significant was that output in March, the last month of the quarter, advanced 0.6 per cent from February, giving the economy a strong hand-off to the second quarter.

With the Bank of Canada scheduled to make a decision on interest rates on Tuesday morning, the gross domestic product data is expected to add to the pressure on governor Mark Carney to move rates higher for the first time in about three years.

“It would take some fancy footwork for the Bank of Canada to pass on hiking rates tomorrow after the Canadian economy just doubled the U.S. quarter-one growth pace,” Scotiabank economists Derek Holt and Karen Cordes Woods wrote in a note.

“This is the strongest growth pace witnessed since 1999 and it is the latest evidence of how the Canadian economy and Canadian markets are outperforming much of the rest of the industrialized world.”

They noted that the level of the economic activity in Canada is now roughly back to where it stood prior to the recession taking hold in the fourth quarter of 2008.

One a quarter-over-quarter basis, GDP advanced 1.5 per cent following a 1.2 per cent increase in the fourth quarter.

Statistics Canada credited consumer spending, housing and manufacturing for the stellar results, but all industries were solidly in the plus column.

While markets expected a strong result, the oversized growth pushed the Canadian dollar up more than three-quarters of a cent to 95.89 cents US in light early trading. U.S. markets were closed for Memorial Day on Monday.

Economists caution that the torrid pace of growth cannot continue, and with European woes weighing down global prospects, the moderation in Canadian output may have already begun.

“We are of the view that much better-than-expected consumer spending and housing market performances so far this year came at the expense of future growth,” said TD Bank’s Diana Petramala.

“The recent spending spree has left consumers even more fatigued and highly indebted than ever. As interest rates begin to rise (as early as this week) and households have to devote a greater share of their income to servicing their debt, this may well constrain future consumer spending growth.”

http://www.obj.ca/Canada—World/2010-05-31/article-1196324/Canadian-economy-grows-6.1%25-in-first-quarter/1

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Jobless rate rises to 6.1% despite employment gain in February

Posted by sweens on March 12, 2010

Published on March 12th, 2010
Krystle Chow
Ottawa Business Journal

Despite the addition of 1,400 jobs in the National Capital Region, the Ottawa-Gatineau unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 6.1 per cent in February, according to new data released Friday by Statistics Canada.

The rise in the number of jobless people was largely as a result of an influx of workers into the local economy, with 2,300 people joining the Ottawa-Gatineau labour force.

The creation of jobs was repeated elsewhere in the country, leading to an overall employment gain of 21,000 and a 0.1-percentage-point decline in the unemployment rate, to 8.2 per cent.

 http://www.obj.ca/Local/2010-03-12/article-902970/Jobless-rate-rises-to-6.1%25-despite-employment-gain-in-February/1

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R&D employment rises

Posted by sweens on February 16, 2010

Published on February 11th, 2010
Canadian Press

A new study suggests employment in research and development is on the rise in Canada.

Statistics Canada reports there were 228,680 full-time equivalent personnel engaged in research and development (R&D) activities in Canada in 2007, up two per cent from the previous year.

The agency says the business enterprise sector employed the majority of R&D personnel in Canada at 65 per cent.

Higher education employed 26 per cent of the country’s R&D workers, while government accounted for eight per cent and non-profit organizations employed one per cent.

StatsCan says about three-quarters of R&D personnel worked in Ontario (45 per cent) and Quebec (31).

Most of the remaining R&D personnel were working in British Columbia (10 per cent) and Alberta (seven).

Researchers accounted for 63 per cent of total R&D personnel, while technicians comprised 25 per cent and support staff 12.

http://www.obj.ca/Technology/2010-02-11/article-661960/R%26amp%3BD-employment-rises/1

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EI payouts rise 66 per cent locally year-over-year

Posted by sweens on August 25, 2009

By Ottawa Business Journal Staff

Tue, Aug 25, 2009 10:00 AM EST

 
 

The number of Ottawa residents living on employment insurance posted a sharp rise year-over-year, with 6,810 claimants in June – a 66-per-cent increase from a year ago, when there were 4,100 people using the benefits.

However, the Statistics Canada numbers released Tuesday showed Ottawa is better off than most other metropolitan centres in the province – particularly in the southwestern portion – which have shed more jobs during the recession.

Manufacturing-dependent Windsor showed a 217-per-cent increase, with Hamilton second-highest at 129 per cent. Toronto stood in the middle of the pack at 112 per cent.

The province showed a gain in EI benefits of 109 per cent overall, while Canada as a whole showed a benefits increase of 73 per cent.

Month over month, national numbers posted a 5.1-per-cent increase – to 39,500 people – between May and June. British Columbia, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador had the largest percentage increases among the provinces.

However, the second quarter of 2009 showed a slowdown in the number of beneficiaries, which rose 18.8 per cent in the second quarter. That’s down about seven per cent from the 25.2-per-cent growth rate shown in the first quarter.

Nationally, young people had the highest demographic acceleration in searching for EI; the under-25 age group had a 109-per-cent increase year-over-year.

 

http://www.ottawabusinessjournal.com/295266133148767.php

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EI jumps 10.6%

Posted by sweens on May 26, 2009

I was catching up on my Employment Insurance (EI) news this afternoon on CBC’s website.  There was a video on some EI statistics that were just released by Statistics Canada.  The statistics were not good either.  EI rose by 10.6% from February to March.

 65,300 more people began collecting EI in March which brought the Canadian total to just above 681,000 people.  CBC was reporting that since the labour market began to deteriorate in October of 2008, March was the highest month for an increase in EI applications.

 Please visit www.cbc.ca for more information.

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