Cyber Incident Response Invitation to Tender

Given the increasing risk of cyber security incidents on care services as they adopt digital ways of working, this project will deliver an in-depth analysis of the response to the Advanced incident, based on lessons learned from key stakeholders.

Cyber Incident Response in Adult Social Care

Registered Nursing Home Association Limited

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Research and development services and related consultancy services – 73000000
  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract

B303JN

Value of contract

£75,000

Procurement reference

BSBC-22-SP3

Published date

21 October 2022

Closing date

18 November 2022

Closing time

11:59pm

Contract start date

5 December 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

Better Security, Better Care (BSBC) is a national programme to improve data and cyber security in the Adult Social Care provider sector. It is led by a programme board whose members include NHS Transformation Directorate, NHS Digital, NHS England and Improvement, the Local Government Association, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and, on behalf of the care provider sector, Digital Social Care. The BSBC programme supports the adult social care sector with resources and assistance to help care providers complete the Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT).

In August 2022, a ransomware cyber attack occurred affecting Advanced, a software supplier to health and care providers, resulting in loss of service on several infrastructure hosting products. Given the increasing risk of cyber security incidents on care services as they adopt digital ways of working, this project will deliver an in-depth analysis of the response to the Advanced incident, based on lessons learned from key stakeholders, to support and inform policy development on cyber incident response across Adult Social Care.

Expressions of interest to tender for this contract to be submitted in writing to nadiasiouty@digitalsocialcare.co.uk by the closing date (please see attached specification and application form for more information).

 

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How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Nadia Siouty

Address

Derek Whittaker House,50 Tunnel Lane, Kings Norton
BIRMINGHAM
B303JN
England

Email

nadiasiouty@digitalsocialcare.co.uk

Website

https://www.digitalsocialcare.co.uk/data-security-protecting-my-information/better-security-better-care/