Support to the Armed Forces Reward and Incentivisation Review (AFRIR)

  • Ministry of Defence

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-031850

Published 20 December 2021, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence



Iain McLean




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

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Support to the Armed Forces Reward and Incentivisation Review (AFRIR)

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 79400000 - Business and management consultancy and related services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

A call-off contract for External Assistance worth up to £3M is required to support the Armed Forces Reward and Incentivisation Review (AFRIR). Expertise is required in the following four areas: conceptual development; strategic simulation; cost modelling; and technologically enabled implementation management. The Review, which is a Defence Command Paper commitment, will begin in January 2022 and is expected to conclude by Spring 2023. External Assistance will complement expertise and capability in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the Analysis Directorate – our delivery partners inside Defence.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Implementation Management

Lot No


two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 79400000 - Business and management consultancy and related services

two.2.3) Place of performance

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


two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Implementation management. This work package will conduct assessments of policy options to understand, in outline terms, how these could be delivered, particularly with respect to an underlying IT solution. This work will help develop the Review’s recommendations by identifying solutions that are deliverable and minimise implementation costs. Suppliers should have experience in designing top-level R&I systems in complex organisations, which anticipate implementation challenges and enable a reward offer to be delivered efficiently and effectively. Suppliers should also have experience of IT implementation challenges and identifying back-office efficiencies.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

Accelerated procedure



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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-025773

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


12 January 2022

Local time


four.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

18 January 2022

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.3) Additional information

Interested parties must complete the PQQ 701780450 on the Defence Sourcing Portal (DSP). No other methods of Expressions of Interest are acceptable.

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Head Office Commercial



United Kingdom