Published date: 9 June 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 25 June 2021, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Information systems or technology strategic review and planning services - 72222000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

9 June 2021

Closing date

25 June 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

15 July 2021

Contract end date

14 July 2022

Contract type

Not applicable

Procedure type

Other: Procedure type not applicable

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



1. Background
The Army HQ wish to form an Industry Advisory Group (IAG). The aim of the IAG is to inform Army HQ and the MOD on the thoughts and views of industry and academia in order to assist them in meeting their objectives and obligations regarding the development of a cohesive approach to Sustainable Technology and Implications for Land Capability (STIL Cap). The information in this document is supported by the Terms of Reference. For more information, please see the IAG Terms of Reference.
2. Features of the Group
2.1. Appointment
Members of the IAG will be selected from organisations that have successfully submitted an application form (link to application form) and meet the necessary membership criteria. These members will be selected by Army HQ with the support of the UK Defence Solutions Centre. Organisations will be selected so that a wide range of knowledge and experience is represented.
Members will be expected to keep all discussions and proceedings confidential, therefore individuals will be required to sign a UKDSC Non-Disclosure Agreement once selected and before joining the group, in order to allow open and constructive discussions. The IAG will be acting in the interests of the United Kingdom, and therefore any member organisations must be willing to do the same.
2.2. Rules of engagement and operation of the group
The meetings of the IAG will initially be convened by the UKDSC.
The IAG will act at the request of Army HQ and will be bound by the Terms of Reference. The group will convene on scheduled periods (approximately every quarter) or by invitation from Army HQ. Meetings will be hosted by the UKDSC, who will provide secretariat services.
Members should attend meetings and actively contribute to group discussions. Invitations are specific to individuals or a named deputy who may stand-in in the event of sickness, holiday, etc. However, for continuity, it is expected that the primary named contact will attend.
There will be no remuneration for services offered.
2.3. Transparency
The membership of the IAG, the dates and times of the IAG meetings, their agendas and summary of discussions will be made available by Army HQ unless it is necessary to keep this information confidential.
3. Selection Procedure
All applications will be assessed against the selection criteria stated in this document and in the Terms of Reference (Link to the TOR's). During the selection procedure, a balanced representation of views and expertise from different areas of industry and different backgrounds will be sought to provide a high level of expertise relevant to the IAG areas of interest.
Please see attached documentation for further information.

About the buyer


Army HQ
SP11 8HJ