Armed Forces Recruiting Programme – Virtual Market Interest Day 22 October 2020

Armed Forces Recruiting Programme – Virtual Market Interest Day 22 October 2020

AFRP would now like to invite suppliers involved in recruiting operations, including marketing, digital, and assessment (medical, cognitive/psychometric and physical) to take part in this Market Interest Day.

United Kingdom-Andover: Recruitment services

2020/S 199-483822

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Armed Forces Recruiting Programme
Postal address: Zone 8, 1st Floor, Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Town: Andover
Postal code: SP11 8HJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Scott Raynor
Telephone: +44 3001512676
Internet address(es):
Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Armed Forces Recruiting Programme


Reference number: 7011043390

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79600000 Recruitment services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Armed Forces recruit approximately 20 000 people a year across a broad spectrum of job roles into the three single services: the Royal Navy (RN), Army and Royal Air Force (RAF). This is currently achieved by the single Services using different delivery models. The RN and RAF have a number of contracts in support of their recruiting activities, some of which are joint whilst others are specific to the single service, whilst conducting the actual recruiting service in house. The Army’s recruitment is currently carried out under one contract which provides a full end to end recruiting and assessment service. This contract also gives the RN and RAF use of a common digital platform to manage candidates throughout their recruiting journey.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71317210 Health and safety consultancy services
85148000 Medical analysis services
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
33156000 Psychology testing devices
85121270 Psychiatrist or psychologist services
75221000 Military defence services
79610000 Placement services of personnel
79824000 Printing and distribution services
79416000 Public relations services
79340000 Advertising and marketing services
79342000 Marketing services
79413000 Marketing management consultancy services
71900000 Laboratory services
33123200 Electrocardiography devices
79625000 Supply services of medical personnel
75122000 Administrative healthcare services
71317200 Health and safety services
79635000 Assessment centre services for recruitment
35700000 Military electronic systems
79414000 Human resources management consultancy services
85141000 Services provided by medical personnel
98000000 Other community, social and personal services
48481000 Sales or marketing software package
48482000 Business intelligence software package
48450000 Time accounting or human resources software package
72212450 Time accounting or human resources software development services
48600000 Database and operating software package
48610000 Database systems
48500000 Communication and multimedia software package
48445000 Customer Relation Management software package
48814400 Clinical information system
73400000 Research and Development services on security and defence materials
73430000 Test and evaluation
73436000 Test and evaluation of military electronic systems
48422000 Software package suites

II.2.3)Place of performance

Main site or place of performance:



II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


AFRP invites industry to a virtual Market Interest Day on the 22 October 2020 to inform Industry of the current requirements and the Commercial construct. Suppliers interested in attending the event should register by emailing Once you have registered an interest to attend the event you will be required complete and sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement in order to participate. The full format of the Market Interest Day will be provided no later than 7 days prior to the event.

AFRP have carried out desk-based research on the recruiting industry and contacted many organisations as part of informal early market engagement. This was followed by face to face engagement with a range of suppliers in the recruitment industry and related services. AFRP would now like to invite suppliers involved in recruiting operations, including marketing, digital, and assessment (medical, cognitive/psychometric and physical) to take part in this Market Interest Day.


II.2.14)Additional information

The Armed Forces Recruiting Programme (AFRP) is the tri-Service (tS) programme responsible for delivering a common tS recruiting model for the Armed Forces. It will seek to place the candidate at the heart of the future recruiting experience and ensure that the Armed Forces achieve the right quality and quantity of candidates to satisfy the demand, remaining agile and responsive to change.


II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:


The authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

Advertising Regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and

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GO Reference: GO-2020108-DCB-17187990


VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: