Internet of Things Research Contract

Internet of Things Research Contract

Requirement is for the provision of digital forensic investigations into IoT.

Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

03 November 2017

Closing date

17 November 2017

Contract start date

18 December 2017

Contract end date

11 March 2018



Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is a unique team of scientists and engineers at the heart of the Home Office providing expert advice, innovation and frontline support. It is the primary science and technology interface between Home Office ministers and policy makers, frontline delivery partners, and the suppliers of science and technology.

Their requirement is for the provision of digital forensic investigations into IoT, Smart Home devices to determine the extent of useful information that may be recovered from them in the context of a criminal investigation. The Potential Provider is free to propose the device to be investigated but will be expected to justify their choice during a presentation which will inform the awarding of a contract.

This Procurement Event invites proposals from Potential Providers for short pieces of digital forensic research into Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The findings of the Research would be disseminated to the wider law enforcement digital forensics community.


About the buyer

Contact name

Crown Commercial Service


Floor 9, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP





Other information


Appendix F (Pt A)

CCSN17A19 – Appendix F – Supplier Guidance Part A pdf.pdf

Appendix F (Pt B)

CCSN17A19 – Appendix F – Supplier Guidance Part B .pdf

Appendix A

CCSN17A19 – Appendix A – Terms of Participation DEFN.pdf

Appendix D

CCSN17A19 – Appendix D – Response Guidance DEFN.pdf

Invitation To Tender

CCSN17A19 – Invitation To Tender DEFN.pdf

Appendix C

CCSN17A19 – Appendix C – Short Form Terms and Conditions for Services DEFN.pdf

Appendix E

CCSN17A19 – Appendix E DEFN (2).xlsx

Appendix B

CCSN17A19 – Appendix B – Statement of Requirements DEFN.pdf

How to apply Instructions to Potential Providers:

Potential Providers must first be registered on the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing Suite in order to respond to the Procurement. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at 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 at the Invitation to Tender stage. Potential Providers should note that it could take up to 10 working days to obtain a DUNS number.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, you will need to express your interest by emailing

Your email must clearly state:
– name/reference of this procurement
– the name of the registered supplier; and
– the name and contact details

Crown Commercial Service will then process your registration and assign your organisation to the opportunity. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. Crown Commercial Service is not able to offer any extensions to the advertised procurement timetable.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the
Freephone: 0345 010 3503


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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