Frequently Asked Questions

Contractors and Consultants FAQ

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.

How can I get a contract with DCC?

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.

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

How does my company get a security clearance?

DCC is an approved Federal Government source that may sponsor companies into the Industrial Security Program (ISP).

For more information, visit our security requirements page.

Is my work evaluated?

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

What are DCC’s vaccination requirements for consultants and contractors?

Notice of suspension of COVID-19 vaccination requirements for consultants and contractors – effective June 20, 2022

On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced the suspension of mandatory vaccination for federal employees effective June 20, 2022. In alignment with this measure, DCC has also suspended the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for consultants and contractors. The vaccination requirements for consultants and contractors remain in effect for DCC contracts up until the suspension date of June 20, 2022.

As part of DCC’s continuing efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and in line with Government of Canada requirements, all contractor and consultant personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Government of Canada worksites as of November 15, 2021.

Consultants and contractors will be required to provide DCC with written certification that all personnel requiring access to our worksites, including personnel of sub-contractors and sub-consultants at all tiers, have received a complete series of Health Canada-approved vaccinations. Consultants and contractors currently working on DCC contracts will receive a directive to complete a certification template from their DCC Representative. To ensure ongoing site access, DCC must receive the certification no later than November 1, 2021. For future contracts, DCC will provide consultants and contractors with the certification template to be completed after contract award.

Note: The Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, DCC’s Client-Partners and DCC may carry out further verifications at any time.

I have more questions.

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

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