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Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Cyber Security Services
NHS Shared Business Services has been working closely with NHS Digital on the development of the cyber security services framework agreement, to offer an additional solution to support the existing portfolio of security solutions currently available. The aim of the new framework agreement will be to provide NHS organisations with an even greater number of cyber security service options and approved suppliers.
It is therefore envisaged that this framework agreement will be used to support services currently offered by NHS digital to health and care organisations. The new framework will also offer services not covered by NHS digital (lots 1 and 3).
Emergency Cyber Incident Management
The provision of urgent incident response capability for large-scale or local incidents, offering approved organisations the ability to quickly call down expert resource to support incident control, containment, resolution and remediation in the event of a cyber security incident. A cyber security incident may be defined as any malicious act or suspicious event that compromises or was an attempt to compromise, the electronic security perimeter or physical security perimeter of a critical cyber asset or, disrupts or was an attempt to disrupt, the operation of a critical cyber asset.
Cyber Security Consultancy Services
To provide approved organisations with access to ad-hoc or ongoing professional services. The services required will be defined locally by the approved organisation at call-off and will include some or all of the services outlined below as a minimum.
For the supply of specialist personnel to support approved organisation existing in-house capability. Requirements are anticipated to be wide ranging but will ultimately support approved organisations to reduce their exposure to threats, improve security defences and support in the event of cyber incidents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Cyber Consultancy Services
Lot 3 Security Personnel
Section VI: Complementary information
The duration referenced in section II.2.7) is for the placing of orders.
The value provided in section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to successful suppliers any business through this framework agreement. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the framework agreement from the anticipated levels given in this notice.
The framework will be for the benefit and on behalf, of public sector bodies, details of such bodies can be accessed at: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/proc-framework-agreements-support
In addition, if provided for in the contract documents, NHS SBS may extend the scope and benefit of the framework agreement to private sector bodies, subject to the approval of NHS SBS. Whilst NHS SBS is not required by procurement legislation to do so, it has extended the principles of public procurement rules to provide its private sector customers with the best value and open and transparent procurement procedures.
The envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement, stated in IV.1.3) is an estimate and is subject to change.
OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such information should be requested from NHSSBS. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.