Internet Services Framework
Jisc Services Ltd is seeking to put in place a Single Supplier Framework for the provision of Vulnerability Assessment Services for Jisc Services Ltd, Higher Education Institutions, Further Education and Skills, Specialist Colleges and Research Council establishments in the UK.
United Kingdom-Didcot: Internet services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Jisc Services Ltd
Lumen House, Library Avenue
For the attention of: Procurement Co-ordinator
OX11 0SG Didcot
Telephone: +44 1235822341
Fax: +44 1235822286
General address of the contracting authority: www.jisc.ac.uk
Electronic access to information: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://tenders.jisc.ac.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
NUTS code UKJ14
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 24
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This framework is being procured by Jisc Services Ltd on behalf of its customers as set out above and is being procured as a service with Jisc Services Ltd playing a management and monitoring role on behalf of all Buyers.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
72400000, 72720000, 72820000, 72500000, 72610000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
In addition, Jisc Services Ltd provides wide-area backbone and associated national services to each of the Regional Broadband Consortia and to a number of Local Authorities in England, particularly in the context of the schools’ National Education Network. Similar services are currently provided to SWAN in Scotland for the Scottish schools. Jisc Services Ltd provides services as well to the PSBA Network in Wales and the Classroom 2000 network in Northern Ireland. Jisc Services Ltd services are also provided to a number of Local Authorities, Local Education Authorities and Unitary Authorities to serve the needs of personal and community development education, and for other activities of the Authorities which are of benefit to the public, primarily, but not exclusively, in the context of education and training.
The Janet Eligibility Policy defines the conditions under which any organisation is eligible for Janet services. The present Eligibility Policy is available at:
Under the Janet Eligibility Policy services may also be provided to public-sector and associated bodies where these bodies are providing public services other than those relating to education or research. For these purposes during the lifetime of the Framework the services may be provided to other classes of public-sector body or activity that may be identified as a result of local, central or devolved government initiatives.
This framework will also be made available to any trading subsidiary, or any other similar vehicle, created by Jisc through which it provides some part or parts of its services.
Jisc Services Ltd provides a range of Information Security services to eligible organisations including support through the Janet CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team). Vulnerability Assessment Services will help strengthen Jisc Services Ltd’s offering in this area and help meet an identified need from our customers. Jisc Services Ltd’s security products and services are described in the Strategy and Plan available fromwww.tinyurl.com/jiscsecurity
Jisc Services Ltd would like to explore a range of options for a partnership approach in terms of marketing the Vulnerability Assessment Services to eligible organisations. It is intended that the Supplier will have a direct relationship with customers and will be responsible for the support, provision and invoicing for each customer.
In addition, Jisc Services Ltd is seeking to provide its customers with timely, helpful and relevant information about security vulnerabilities that may be present in the systems in use throughout their infrastructure.
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Jisc Services Ltd is seeking an initial two-year contract term to provide vulnerability assessment services to all the organisations referenced under II.2.1 Total quantity or scope, with the possibility of an extension of up to 2 1-year periods up to a maximum framework lifetime of 4 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
The Supplier must provide a description of its measures for ensuring quality as indicated in Regulation 62 of the Public Contracts Regulations. For this item, a copy of the Supplier’s ISO 9000 certificate will be adequate. If the Supplier is not registered under ISO 9000, then a brief description of the quality management system and checks undertaken will be acceptable.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Jisc Services Ltd
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: