Supplies - 258074-2019

04/06/2019    S106    Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Computer-related professional services

2019/S 106-258074

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Cyber Security Services 3

Reference number: RM3764.3
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72590000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of Assured Cyber Security Services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies. It is intended that this commercial Agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) Assured Cyber Security Services required by UK Central Government Departments.

Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of Cyber Security Services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies.

The suitability of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) and lotting structure or service filters of this commercial agreement will be determined as a result of the market engagement. The services to be made available under the Agreement can be found in II.2.4) below.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72590000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of Assured Cyber Security Services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education and Devolved Administrations. It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) Assured Cyber Security Services required by UK Central Government Departments.

Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of Cyber Security Services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies.

The suitability of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) and lotting structure or service filters of this commercial agreement will be determined as a result of the market engagement. The services to be made available under the Agreement will include, but are not limited to, provision of NCSC Assured Cyber Consultancy including: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Security Architecture and Audit and Review; Penetration Testing; Cyber Incident Response.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
05/11/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Cyber Security market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during June, July and August 2019 with industry experts, buyers and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting commercial agreement. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by registering on the CCS Pipeline Page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming where further details will be available.

If you wish to provide some feedback directly to CCS, you can do so by contacting techsolutions@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details.

Please note that dates and values detailed in this notice will be refined during the market engagement and analysis phase, as such they are indicative only.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].

Should the commercial agreement be deemed suitable for a Dynamic Purchasing System, it will be hosted on the Dynamic Purchasing System Marketplace on gov.uk

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.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming

For updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the OJEU Contract Notice.

Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this framework that:

The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in the procurement for the Cyber Security 3, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials Plus for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

The bidder may be awarded a framework contract or DPS agreement but shall not enter into any call-off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.

The service that arise from this framework or DPS agreement will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of official. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013 and further defined by the Security Policy Framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
31/05/2019