Gavin Scott joined CFN Consultants in 2003. He retired as Senior Director Aerospace and Electronics, from the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) in 2001, after some 30 years in the federal government defence procurement sector. Prior to joining CFN, he spent two years as Executive Vice President of the ADGA Group, an Ottawa-based Engineering and Consulting firm which specializes in providing consulting services to the Canadian government.
His wide experience and responsibilities in government included all procurement and project management aspects related to the acquisition of major defence weapons systems primarily on behalf of the Canadian army, navy and air force, but also for many other departments and agencies including Transport Canada, RCMP, Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA). Mr. Scott was responsible for several major defence acquisition and in-service support procurements, including the CF-18 Hornet and CP-140 Aurora aircraft fleets and subsequent modernization projects; the Canadian Patrol Frigate; the Maritime Helicopter Project; the Search and Rescue helicopter replacement project; the Tactical Command, Control & Communication System; and system support contracts.
Mr. Scott is a graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton (Engineer) and the National Defence College in Kingston. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
With regard to CFN client support, in addition to his procurement and project management assistance, Mr. Scott developed and implemented an IRB business line at CFN that provides IRB management and business development support. The scope of this activity includes the development and delivery of compliant IRB bid proposals; implementation management of the contracted IRB programs for primes and major subcontractors; and assistance to clients to identify and acquire IRB related subcontracts as a result of the current and future IRB programs through IRB obligors (prime contractors, their subcontractors, and major suppliers). Some recent projects supported are the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics C-130J acquisition and in-service support; the Israeli Aerospace Industries provided UAV in Afghanistan, known as NOCTUA; IBM on HCM/FELEX; and Telephonics on the MHP, CP-140 AIMP, and HCM/FELEX.