Wet weather boots bid evaluation trial


  1. Kumagai, J.K.
  2. Tack, D.W.
  3. Dyck, W.R.
  4. Angel, H.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
As part of the Clothe the Soldier project, the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM) was tasked to assist in the final selection and acquisition of a wet weather boot. The aim of this project was to conduct the necessary user evaluation field trials and data analysis to assess the compliance of wet weather boot contenders as per the Human Performance Specifications included in the Request for Proposal and to provide the data necessary for the value for money determination. A three-month trial was undertaken at CFB Petawawa over the period of late August to late November 1999. A battery of controlled and uncontrolled scientific Human Factors performance tests were conducted as part of a bid evaluation of three Wet Weather Boot bid contenders. Regular force soldiers from CFB Petawawa were identified by DCIEM and assigned to either the controlled (n = 40) or the uncontrolled (n = 40) portions of the trial. For the controlled trial, a balanced incomplete block design was used to minimize the total number of participants and the total quantity of boots required for the trial. Each participant was issued two pairs of boots such that all possible boot pairings were represented. Participants were required to alternate boot wear such that each bid contender boot was worn on every other day. TRUNCATED
Bid evaluation;Performance specifications;Wet weather;Clothe The Soldier
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2000-079 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2000
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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