Following a 30-year career in the Public Service of Canada culminating in his appointment as Senior Director Aerospace and Electronics at Public Works and Government Services Canada, Gavin Scott entered the private sector in 2001 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. In 2003, Gavin joined CFN Consultants.
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 Armed Forces, but also for many other departments and agencies including Transport Canada, RCMP, Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.
In this regard, 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.
In addition to providing CFN clients with procurement and project management assistance, Mr. Scott developed and implemented an IRB (now ITB/VP) business line at CFN. 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).
Gavin Scott is a graduate of McMaster University (Engineering) and the National Defence College in Kingston. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.