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Services - 413450-2016

24/11/2016    S227

United Kingdom-Leeds: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2016/S 227-413450

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Information Centre for Health and Social Care
Postal address: 1 Trevelyan Square
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
Postal code: LS1 6AE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Brittain
E-mail: Andrew.Brittain@NHS.net
Telephone: +44 1132547264
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://digital.nhs.uk/
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

CareCERT Information and React.

Reference number: HCON01014
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Cyber security threat intelligence and response.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The NHS Digital Cyber Security Programme supports NHS Digital applications and the wider healthcare sector to improve cyber security. The programme currently operates a Care Computer Emergency Response Team (CareCERT). CareCERT will offer advice and guidance to support health and social care organisations to respond effectively and safely to cyber security threats. CareCERT is focused on providing cyber security intelligence and advice to the health and social care system, using links across the public sector and with partners in industry. It will enable a coordinated approach to be taken across health and social care, by informing organisations about cyber security vulnerabilities, mitigating risks, and reacting to cyber security threats and attacks.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Authority intends to hold a pre-procurement Market engagement event in Leeds, UK on Wednesday the 7th of December. The Authority would like invite all interested suppliers to attend. Should you be interested in attending, please contact Andrew.Brittain@NHS.net for further details on the location, agenda and scope of requirements.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

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:

To view this notice, please click here:


GO Reference: GO-20161122-PRO-9147913.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: