Equipment and Subcontracts
A total of 425 purchase orders and subcontracts were issued for the Technical Cooperation Programme in 2015, with the total field procurement implementation amounting to USD 85.7 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 Standards and Recommended Practices and regional air navigation plans.
A further 1 572 purchase orders and subcontracts (including direct purchase orders) for CAD 10.3 million were issued by TCB and allotment holders covering the procurement of equipment and services for the ICAO Regular Programme. Major procurements included contracts/purchase orders for provision of new Public Key Directory (PKD) service (annual estimate up to USD 1 300 000 covered by the participants of the PKD), paper and cardboard (CAD 225 000), renewal of Agresso and Alito support (CAD 197 571), purchase of open concept office work stations (CAD 104 271) and multi-year support for HP hardware (CAD 101 362). Furthermore, two long-term agreements (LTA) for the provision of catering services (annual estimate up to CAD 280 000) and assessment centres (annual estimate up to CAD 150 000) were signed.