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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Computer-related professional services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Cyber Security Services 3
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.
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.
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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 email@example.com
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
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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