Cyber Security Services 1 – Crown Commercial Service
The GCHQ, CESG and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are proposing to develop a single, central route to market for CESG certified cyber security services.
United Kingdom-Norwich: Computer-related professional services
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Roseberry Court, St Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
Telephone: +44 3450103503
General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/crown-commercial-service
Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: public procurement
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKH13
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Cyber Security Services 1 will provide a route to market for CESG certified cyber security services through provision of certified security organisational teams of security specialists in order to fulfil a cyber security service outcome / project. Other cyber security services maybe included in subsequent iterations of the commercial agreement such as CHECK, Cyber Incident Response and/or Cyber Vulnerability Investigations See CESG guidance for more information on the various cyber security schemes and services:
http://www.cesg.gov.uk/publications/Documents/cyber_security_consultancy_20150226.pdf It is now implemented with details athttp://www.cesg.gov.uk/News/Pages/CESG-launches-Certified-Cyber-Security-Consultancy.aspx
There are other existing schemes that we and GCHQ plan to incorporate in subsequent iterations, into the cyber security services commercial agreement, notably CHECK and Cyber Incident Response services both detailed from http://www.cesg.gov.uk/servicecatalogue/Pages/index.aspx
CCS and GCHQ/CESG will be undertaking market engagement activity as part of this procurement in order to build on existing insights gained through user research and our initial concept for this procurement.
Supplier briefing webinars are planned for September 8 and repeated September 9, with supplier workshops planned for mid September. To register your interest, sign up for webinar or for more information and details please our website pipeline: http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline
Category Technology: Cyber Security Services.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 40 000 000 GBP
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about European Union funds
This Market Engagement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this Market Engagement, participants must first 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 ‘Supplier e-Sourcing Registration’. 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:
Note that, by registering for the e-Sourcing Suite in this way, you will then be in a position to express an interest in any future procurements run by Crown Commercial Service.
Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, a registered user can request access to the Market Engagement. This is done by emailing:firstname.lastname@example.org
Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the Market Engagement; 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 Market Engagement 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 the Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email:email@example.com
From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained
Tax legislation http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/thelibrary/legislation.htm
Environmental protection legislation http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/43/contents
Employment protection and working conditions http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/index.htm
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: