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Services - 459432-2017

17/11/2017    S221    - - Services - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

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

2017/S 221-459432

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Information Centre for Health and Social Care (NHS Digital)
1 Trevelyan Square
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Brittain or Karen Flintoft
Telephone: +44 1132547264
E-mail: Andrew.Brittain@NHS.net
NUTS code: UKE42

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://digital.nhs.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Security Operations Centre for NHS Digital.

Reference number: HCON01333
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Digital is looking to procure the services of a strategic partner to support the development and delivery of a Security Operations Centre (SOC), which will deliver enhanced cyber security capability and services to internal and external customers across the Health and Care sector.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE42
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS Digital's Data Security Centre (DSC), is responsible for providing a robust ‘defence in depth’ data security service to NHS Digital and the wider health and care sector, as well as operating the live security services provided through the extant CareCERT service.

NHS Digital are seeking a strategic partner to support development and delivery of enhanced cyber security capabilities and services for both its internal and external customers.

Key to the delivery of enhanced cyber security capability is the development of a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) for the organisation. The SOC will bring together disparate security functions and will allow standardisation of processes and technology within a single unified Security Operating Model (SOM).

NHS Digital intend to build on and enhance (rather than replace) the current services offered by CareCERT and the DSC that provide preparation, detection and response services to the health and care sector.

Further information on NHS Digital's requirement is available via the Delta E-Sourcing platform here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=282810056 using access code 9M94954G5K

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Selection Questionnaire responses will result in down-selection to a preferred 5-6 Suppliers who will be Invited to Tender.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

2 x 1 Year options to extend the contract following the initial 3 year term.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 141-289908
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/12/2017
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 15/01/2018
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement is being run under the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation. The first phase in this procurement consists of a Selection Questionnaire (SQ) which will be used to select a preferred 5 to 6 Suppliers who will be Invited to Tender. The SQ can be accessed via the link below along with accompanying Draft Tender documents.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:


To respond to this opportunity, please click here:


GO Reference: GO-20171115-PRO-11397536.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The Information Centre for Health and Social Care (NHS Digital)
1 Trevelyan Square
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1132547264
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
The Information Centre for Health and Social Care (NS Digital)
1 Trevelyan Square
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1132547264
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: