Crown Commercial Service Network Security Tender

Crown Commercial Service Network Security Tender

This notice is issued to notify suppliers that the Authority will be tendering for the procurement of a cyber attack protective monitoring solution to improve its cyber attack risk mitigations.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Network management software services

2015/S 156-287074

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
For the attention of: Steven Lewis
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1633811579
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.ukeenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uksteven.lewis@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of a Cyber Attack Protective Monitoring Solution.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.

NUTS code UKI

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Provision of a Cyber Attack Protective Monitoring Solution:
This notice is issued to notify suppliers that the Authority will be tendering for the procurement of a cyber attack protective monitoring solution to improve its cyber attack risk mitigations.
The specific services sought include log data aggregation and correlation, alerting, dashboards, compliance and performance reporting, threat feeds and advanced malware protection.
Suppliers interested in bidding for this tender need to note that they must be accredited under CESG Cyber Incident Response Scheme or equivalent. This will be tested for as a mandatory requirement in the pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
The current estimated value of the contract for the solution will be between 4 000 000 GBP and 6 000 000 GBP assuming all options to extend are taken up. This is also dependent on the functionality and ongoing support offered.
Any contract awarded is expected to operate for an initial period of 3 years with options to extend for up to 2 further years (3 + 1 + 1).
Due to the nature of the contract and interdependency of the service components, this tender is not suitable for dividing into Lots.
Suppliers that are interested in tendering are asked to request the PQQ/Non-disclosure Agreement/Confidentiality Agreement from Crown Commercial Service, who will be running the 1st part of this procurement in order to assist the Contracting Authority that requires the Cyber Attack Protective Monitoring Solution. These documents can be obtained from: steven.lewis@crowncommercial.gov.uk Tel: +44 1633811579.Organisations that express interest will be required to register on CCS’ e-Sourcing portal to gain access to the PQQ and also to the Confidentiality Agreement/Non-disclosure document.
Both documents need to be completed and returned via the portal by midday on 10.9.2015.
The Contracting Authority that requires the Cyber Attack Protective Monitoring Solution will identify itself to suppliers invited to bid following the evaluation of the PQQ and receipt of Confidentiality Agreement/Non-disclosure agreements from those bidders.
Also required are:
Copies of full audited accounts or other equivalent documentation independently certified for the previous 2 financial years. Details of annual turnover in respect of similar services. Details of parent Company(s) and of other Companies in the group.
Type of procedure: Restricted.
The Authority envisages a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 operators will go on to be invited to bid.
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: CESG Cyber Incident Response (CIR) Scheme accredited.
Award criteria is the most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications/the invitation to tender.
An electronic e-Auction will not be used.
Time limit for receipt of requests to participate and return of the completed PQQ/Confidentiality Agreement/Non-disclosure agreement:
Date: 10.9.2015, Time: 12:00 (Midday).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72511000 – JA03, 72000000 – JA03

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Scope entails the provision of a Cyber Attack Protective Monitoring Solution as described above.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be (required by Crown Commercial Service) (proposed by participants) if considered appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, the Contracting Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers interested in bidding for this tender need to note that they must be accredited under CESG Cyber Incident Response Scheme or equivalent. This will be tested for as a mandatory requirement in the pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ).

The issue of the PQQ and the Non-disclosure Agreement/Confidentiality Agreement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To obtain these documents participants must 1st be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS e-Sourcing’. 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. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know

Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, a registered user can obtain the PQQ and the Non-disclosure/Confidentiality Agreement. This is done by emailing: steven.lewis@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for this matter ‘Provision of a Cyber Attack Protective Monitoring Solution’ reference RM/435216/MF, the name of the registered supplier, and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the documents online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite, please contact Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email:eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Copies of full audited accounts or other equivalent documentation independently certified for the previous 2 financial years. Details of annual turnover in respect of similar services. Details of parent Company(s) and of other Companies in the group.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Suppliers interested in bidding for this tender need to note that they must be accredited under CESG Cyber Incident Response Scheme or equivalent. This will be tested for as a mandatory requirement in the pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: CESG Cyber Incident Response (CIR) Scheme Accredited.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

RM/435216/MF

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 10.9.2015 – 11:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.9.2015 – 11:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

11.10.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Contract will be considered as a Contract made in accordance with the law of England and Wales and subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. The Authority is a public Authority within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and all correspondence received will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. The Authority does not bind himself to accept the lowest, or any tender submitted. Shortlisted tenderers will be subject to further evaluation which may include tender presentation.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: There is no right of appeal in this procurement. If you have a complaint or seek to challenge the outcome, please follow the guidance on procedure contained in the previous section.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.8.2015

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