Cyber Security Services 1 – Crown Commercial Service

Cyber Security Services 1 – Crown Commercial Service

The GCHQ, CESG and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are proposing to develop a single, central route to market for CESG certified cyber security services.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Computer-related professional services

2015/S 166-303084

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Roseberry Court, St Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Cyber Security Services 1.

II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 7: Computer and related services

NUTS code UKH13

II.3)Information on framework agreement

II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The GCHQ, CESG and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are proposing to develop a single, central route to market for CESG certified cyber security services.
Cyber Security Services 1 will provide a route to market for CESG certified cyber security services through provision of certified security organisational teams of security specialists in order to fulfil a cyber security service outcome / project. Other cyber security services maybe included in subsequent iterations of the commercial agreement such as CHECK, Cyber Incident Response and/or Cyber Vulnerability Investigations See CESG guidance for more information on the various cyber security schemes and services: It is now implemented with details at
There are other existing schemes that we and GCHQ plan to incorporate in subsequent iterations, into the cyber security services commercial agreement, notably CHECK and Cyber Incident Response services both detailed from
CCS and GCHQ/CESG will be undertaking market engagement activity as part of this procurement in order to build on existing insights gained through user research and our initial concept for this procurement.
Supplier briefing webinars are planned for September 8 and repeated September 9, with supplier workshops planned for mid September. To register your interest, sign up for webinar or for more information and details please our website pipeline:
Category Technology: Cyber Security Services.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 40 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.8)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.2)Additional information:

Market Engagement is due to begin during the week commencing September 7, 2015 with Supplier briefing webinars, followed by interactive workshops later in the month.
This Market Engagement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this Market Engagement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Supplier e-Sourcing Registration’. 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. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

Note that, by registering for the e-Sourcing Suite in this way, you will then be in a position to express an interest in any future procurements run by Crown Commercial Service.

Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, a registered user can request access to the Market Engagement. This is done by

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the Market Engagement; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the Market Engagement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Crown Commercial Service Support Desk

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC:

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: