Equipment and Subcontracts
A total of 358 purchase orders and subcontracts were issued for the Technical Cooperation Programme in 2014, with the total field procurement implementation amounting to USD 76.7 million. Assistance provided with respect to the upgrading of State civil aviation infrastructure included the development of technical specifications, the tendering and administering of complex multiphase turnkey contracts, and the commissioning of equipment. This had a direct and positive impact on the safety and security of airports and communications and air navigation infrastructure, primarily by enabling more efficient and economical aviation operations in the States and regions concerned. In particular, ICAO expertise ensured that technical specifications were in compliance with applicable SARPs and regional air navigation plans.
A further 1 191 purchase orders and subcontracts (including direct purchase orders) for CAD 9.8 million were issued by TCB and allotment holders covering the procurement of equipment and services for the ICAO Regular Programme. Major procurements included contracts for the provision of paper and cardboard (CAD 257 205), purchase of Polycom telephones (CAD 221 816), multi-year support for HP hardware (CAD 204 230), new e-recruitment system (CAD 177 516), renewal of Agresso and Alito support (CAD 177 433), financial audit of air navigation services over Iceland and Greenland (CAD 174 000) and a communications service provider (CAD 100 000).