BBC Distributed Denial of Services Monitoring and Mitigation Tender
The BBC is seeking a Cloud Distributed Denial of Service Monitoring and Mitigation to provide monitoring and mitigation of DDoS attacks.
United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) Monitoring and Mitigation
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The BBC’s internet network carries all of the BBC’s audience facing traffic and CDN origin traffic. Additionally it provides transit for the corporate network. The availability of this network and services delivered across it are crucial in maintaining the BBC’s online presence for critical services such as www.bbc.co.uk & the BBC iPlayer.
The BBC is seeking a Cloud Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Monitoring and Mitigation to provide monitoring and mitigation of DDoS attacks in order to protect the availability of all BBC online assets with minimal degradation of service.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The BBC’ requires that its internet network will be protected from the highest sustained volumetric based attacks seen on the internet, while having negligible impact on the audience’s experience of BBC online services. This will enable the BBC to protect availability of key services when experience these type of attacks.
The successful Supplier’s solution will allow for expected network growth, maintenance and incidents to be handled with minimal impact to service. Additional capacity, new data centres and logical networks can be added (and removed) to the BBC’s internet network without introducing risk to the Cloud based DDoS Monitoring and Mitigation service, providing maximum flexibility and capacity that can be readily increased to easily meet the forecast demands of ambitious business growth
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The initial term of the Contract is three years with an option to extend by a further 2 years at 12 monthly intervals.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Where there is more than 1 economic operator, the BBC reserves the right to require a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
Please register your interest in this project by taking the following steps: 1 – Register your company on the BravoSolution e-Tendering portal (this is only required once): 1.1 Go to https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk 1.2 – Click the link on the login page to register. 1.3 Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’. 1.4 – Enter your correct business and user details. 1.5 – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete. 1.6 – You will shortly receive an email with your temporary password. 2 – Express an interest in the tender: 2.1 – Login to the portal with the username/password. 2.2 – Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open to all Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier). 2.3 – Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. 2.4 – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only. 2.5 – You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box. 3. Responding to the tender: 3.1 – Click ‘My Response’ under PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining). 3.2 – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. 3.3 – Note the deadline for completion, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). 3.4 You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance, please consult the online help, or contact the Bravo e-Tendering help desk.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
In the case of technology requirements, the BBC may involve its technology partner (Atos IT Solutions and Services Limited) to assist in the scoping and drafting of invitations to tender and/or the evaluation of tenders. However, the final decision as to which is the most economically advantageous (by reference to the award criteria) will be made by the BBC. The awarding authority reserves the right not to award a contract and to annul the procurement process at any stage. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments will be made in sterling. The contract shall be subject to English law. The awarding authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest, or any tender and reserves the right to accept part of a tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates otherwise in the tender document.
Rolls Building, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: