Tender: Ministry of Defence


Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) has a requirement to establish a framework of Executive Search partners for 6 distinct Lots, who can help them attract and hire the best talent in the market for the top levels of their management structure, in both permanent and interim roles. They need to get access to top talent, build their brand in the senior marketplace and use their freedoms around pay and reward to secure the very best individuals.

The role of the Executive Search Framework Contractor for each of the 6 framework Lots, will be to work face to face with HR, the business and key stakeholders, including the Chief Executives Committee and Senior Leadership Group to define and advise the correct person specification for each role, utilising market data to advise potential candidate sources that will provide access to the most relevant and high-quality candidates per role. For permanent recruitment, it is expected that in-depth research-based market mapping will be conducted to identify and approach potential candidates, introducing DE&S in a compelling way in order to attract them to the opportunity on offer.

The 6 Lots are:

  • Leadership Premium
  • Leadership Standard
  • Engineering and Logistics
  • Project Management and Project Controls
  • Human Resources, Commercial and Finance
  • Support Services including IT

The total value of this tender (excluding VAT) is £8,500,000, and tenders should be submitted by 24th April 2018, 10:01am.

Full details of this tender is available to view at:



Thursday, 22 March 2018

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Tender: Ministry of Defence