An award notice says the company submitted the only bid in response to an open solicitation.
The contract is valued at almost $7.49 million.
The Department of National Defence requested 94 ballistic protection suits, including helmet, visor, hands and feet protections, as well as communication, sound awareness and ventilation/cooling systems.
The solicitation notice also calls for 295 units of cooling and chemical protection undergarments, as well as self-contained breathing apparatus.
Allen-Vanguard, which was Ottawa’s ninth-largest public company in 2007 with a market capitalization of more than $156 million, was taken private by its Versa Capital in 2009 after struggling to make debt payments.
The company, which specializes in providing protection and counter-measures against bombs and ballistics, as well as chemical, biological and nuclear agents, has approximately 300 local employees, according to Ottawa Technology magazine.