Internet of Things Research Contract
Requirement is for the provision of digital forensic investigations into IoT.
Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing
Location of contract
Value of contract
03 November 2017
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
Crown Commercial Service
Floor 9, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Appendix F (Pt A)
Appendix F (Pt B)
Invitation To Tender
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 https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS e-Sourcing’.
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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.
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How to apply
Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.