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NOTICE: Request for Proposal for the Defence Force Recruiting – Recruiting Services Contract 2022 (RS2022)
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This pre-release notice is to advise of the upcoming approach to market, a Request for Proposal (RFP) scheduled for release by the Department of Defence (Defence) on 28 August 2020. The RFP will seek proposals for the provision of recruiting services under the Recruiting Services Contract (RSC).
The ADF is one of the most diverse workforces in terms of its skill and age profile as well as the volume of candidates it seeks to employ. Defence is committed to modernising the entire recruiting approach – from the point of attraction to the point of selection for enlistment or appointment to ensure it maintains the supply of candidates to support existing capability requirements and to meet Australia’s future capability requirements. Defence is seeking to engage an industry partner to develop a strategic partnership that will deliver an adaptable, scalable, modern, competitive, collaborative and transparent recruiting system that is capable of attracting a broad range of candidates.
Defence is seeking a prime contractor to deliver, or manage the delivery of, the scope of expertise required, which includes:
a. Marketing services
b. Recruiting operations
c. Medical and psychology testing and assessment
d. Information Communication Technology (ICT) services
e. Facilities management, and
f. Administration services.
The RFP is the first of a two-stage tendering process being conducted by Defence. The RFP will identify respondents with the ability to understand the priorities and requirements of the ADF Recruiting System, which is delivered by Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) and its industry partners. Successful respondents to the RFP will have the opportunity to participate in solution definition engagement activities with Defence to refine their proposed solutions, prior to the submission of their tender responses at stage two. The outcome of these activities will ensure that the resultant contract is one that has been developed and refined collaboratively with industry.
To maximise industry understanding of the requirements and Defence context, Defence intends to hold an Industry Briefing shortly after the release of the RFP. Following this, Defence also intends to conduct a number of one-on-one briefing sessions with respondents who have indicated a genuine intention to be involved in the procurement process and will submit a proposal. Briefings will be held virtually to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing measures.
Defence will not respond to questions regarding the RFP process or the Recruitment Services Contract at this stage. Any questions in relation to the procurement can be directed to the contact officer specified in the RFP documentation to be released to market on 28 August 2020.
All information relating to the RFP will be released via AusTender. Please continue to monitor AusTender information for updates.
This is a NOTICE only.