Doing Business With Us

General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada relies heavily on suppliers to maintain a healthy core business. Our Supply Chain Management Strategy is to match, develop and manage our supply base. We maintain long-term relationships with high performing suppliers.

The First Step

If you have not done so, please read the How to Apply section and submit a supplier registration profile.

You may attach a sales/facilities brochure and any applicable Quality Assurance Standard certifications (i.e., ISO-9000, AS9100) directly to your profile, along with a brief description of your business and the products or services you provide.

Brochures, catalogues, equipment listings, and the names of your principal customers will assist us in gaining an understanding of your products and services. Explain what you're doing for others -- and what you can do for us!

What You Can Expect

If there is an immediate need for your products/services, you will either be contacted by buying personnel directly or receive a Request for Information or Request for Quotation (RFQ).

Even if there is no immediate need, we will retain your information, in case an opportunity arises.

If you propose to furnish production (as opposed to overhead) material, then you may be required to undergo a Quality Assurance survey to assess your quality system, which would be coordinated through the responsible buyer. If your quality system is already approved by other contractors (e.g., ISO 9000, AS9100 approvals), then please do let us know. Your process must be found satisfactory before you can be considered as a source for production material.

Conditions of Purchase

We are prime contractor to the Canadian and United States Government. We are therefore subject to government regulations, many of which flow down to our subcontractors as conditions of purchase.

Any conditions of purchase will be identified to you upon placement of a purchase order. You will want to carefully review the Terms and Conditions of Purchase and Government Contract Provisions so as to be aware of these requirements.

Delivery

Reliable delivery in accordance with our contracts is vital to the success of our business. Failure to meet contracted delivery schedules may lead to termination for default.

Contracts

We work with our suppliers on the basis of a purchase order.

The purchase order details the specifications and requirements that you will be required to comply with, so it is extremely important that you carefully review any purchase order that you receive. If you feel the issued purchase order requirements are not consistent with the Request for Quotation (RFQ) and/or your proposal, you must notify the buyer immediately.

The buyer is also your point of contact should you run into any issues in fulfilling your purchase order. If, for example, you have not received items that we had agreed to furnish, or if you have encountered unanticipated delays, you must notify the buyer immediately. While issues like delivery delays inconvenience all of us, open and immediate communication, such as advance warning of a delay, can help to mitigate impacts and preserve your ability to continue to do business with us.

Shipment

You will need to send us your products. You may also need to send us test reports, certifications, drawings, or software, as mandated by the purchase order.

We ask that you schedule shipments so that the material is received at the destination identified on the purchase order, by the specified contract date, in undamaged condition -- be sure your packaging is adequate and conforms to our instructions.

We will not receive or pay for shipments that can't be identified, so please ensure that the packing list and invoice contain the correct purchase order, line and item numbers.

Payment

Once your material is delivered to the specified destination and accepted, your invoice is paid per the terms of the purchase order. Be sure to send your invoices to the Accounts Payable Department identified on the purchase order, not to the material shipping destination or to the buyer.

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

  • We flow down the federal regulation on combating trafficking in persons on all purchase orders
  • We require our suppliers to certify that they are compliant with the federal regulation on combating trafficking in persons
  • We provide training to our supply chain staff on human trafficking and slavery