Future opportunity

FAP-60 Mobile Biometric Enrolment Devices

  • Home Office

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-022833

Published 17 August 2022, 3:21pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Home Office

2 Marsham Street




Haroon Abbasi




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Public order and safety

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

FAP-60 Mobile Biometric Enrolment Devices

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 30200000 - Computer equipment and supplies

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The Authority is seeking to conduct early market engagement for the procurement of a multifunctional FAP-60 compliant mobile biometric enrolment (MBE) device.

The aim of the proposed solution is to reduce the need for wet ink capture and have a device that can connect to the Authority’s biometrics database to digitally enrol fingerprint and other biographic data. The solution would comprise a fingerprint scanner, which includes MRZ functionality, and can communicate with an Android smartphone.

The Authority previously conducted a Restricted Procedure for MBE devices but this did not lead to the award of a contract because a suitable device was not available in the market. The Authority is now planning to start a new procurement but wishes to engage the market first to test and firm up its plans.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £500,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 30200000 - Computer equipment and supplies
  • 35120000 - Surveillance and security systems and devices
  • 35125110 - Biometric sensors

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance

Various sites but all within the UK.

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The purpose of this early market engagement is to test and refine the Authority's current requirements and plans ahead of a potential new procurement for MBE devices to be launched in Autumn 2022. We will seek to assess what is a feasible timeline for a suitable device to be available; consider what procurement procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015 has the best chance of delivering our requirements; and listen to potential suppliers to ensure that our requirements and documentation are as clear and logical, as possible.

As part of this exercise, the Authority will seek the views of interested suppliers on whether a partnership approach may work best to develop a suitable product and how this may be implemented using an Innovation Partnership Procedure as set out in PCR 2015. However, the Authority is not excluding any procurement options at this stage.

The Authority also proposes to hold a supplier event provisionally scheduled for Thursday 22 September 2022 (with the final date / time to be confirmed), which will give potential suppliers the chance to meet the Home Office project team, ask questions and provide feedback.

Interested potential suppliers are invited to register on the Home Office Jaggaer eSourcing portal (see below for further details on how to register). Once you have access to the portal, you will be required to complete and submit an NDA by visiting event PQQ_308 "01 - NDA Mobile Biometric Enrolment Devices PIN" on the portal.

Once we have received a completed and signed NDA from your organisation, we will invite you to our dedicated microsite in Jaggaer, where you can find more information about our supplier event, further details about our specific requirements and communicate with us.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

30 September 2022

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

Any future procurement related to this PIN will be managed electronically via the Authority's e-Sourcing portal (JAGGAER).

If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Portal before, this can be done online at https://homeoffice.app.jaggaer.com by following the link ‘To register click here’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Once you have registered, you will need to complete an NDA by visiting event PQQ_308 "01 - NDA Mobile Biometric Enrolment Devices PIN". Once we have a completed and signed NDA from your organisation, we will invite you to our supplier event site on Jaggaer, where you will be able to download documents and communicate with us.

(Please note that there is no obligation for your organisation to attend the supplier event and not attending it will not affect your participation in any future procurement.)