Cyber Security Training Services Contract

Cyber Security Training Services Contract

Provide training services on a range of specialised cyber security training courses.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Security services

2020/S 092-221133

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Northern Ireland Cooperation Overseas (NI-CO)
Postal address: NI-CO, Landmark House, 5 Cromac Quay
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UKN06
Postal code: BT7 2JD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@nico.org.uk
Telephone: +44 2890347750
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nico.org.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.nico.org.uk/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Framework Contract for the Provision of Cyber Security Training Services

Reference number: 446/001/FW-2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79710000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NI-CO is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) to establish a framework for the provision of training services on a range of specialised cyber security training courses.

This framework is for a call-off, as and when required, contract for the period July 2020 to June 2021. The authority may decide to extend the contract for up to two further periods of 12 months each. It should be noted that the contract extension options may not be exercised and is subject to satisfactory performance and further funding being available.

The EOI submitted by the supplier must pass the eligibility criteria outlined in the eligibility section of this document below to qualify to progress to the second stage and submit a proposal against NI-CO’s requirements to become a part of our framework agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations to be confirmed.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of the framework is to provide training services for specific Cyber Security courses to a range of Cyber Security organisations throughout the world.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/07/2020
End: 30/06/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contracting authority may decide to extend the contract for up to two further periods of 12 months each. It should be noted that the contract extension options may not be exercised and is subject to satisfactory performance and further funding being available.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 25
Maximum number: 50
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the eligibility criteria set out in the tender documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

EU: Cyber Resilience for Development project (Cyber4dev). Cyber4Dev — is a global cyber security capacity building programme funded by the European Union under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/06/2020
Local time: 17:00
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

The second stage relating to this procurement process will commence in June 2020 and further notices will be published then.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

To access the procurement documentation please visit — www.nico.org.uk/procurement

Suppliers may seek clarification in relation to this process where they consider any part of the documentation or any other aspect of this procurement process is unclear. The deadline for the receipt of clarifications is 1 700 hours (UK time) on Tuesday 2 June 2020. (10 days before closing date).

Responses to requests for clarification will be communicated by NI-CO by placing them as additional information on the NI-CO website at www.nico.org.uk/procurement These clarifications will be updated regularly (if necessary) throughout this process until 1 700 hrs (UK time) on Tuesday 2 June 2020 so please make sure you visit this website on a regular basis to receive any updated information. The identity of the supplier seeking clarifications will not be disclosed.

Suppliers should note that any attempt to contact any of the NI-CO project team, the Cyber4Dev team or any other employee of NI-CO with influence over this process may be regarded by NI-CO as canvassing and may lead to their EOI being disqualified.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Northern Ireland Cooperation Overseas (NI-CO)
Postal address: NI-CO, Landmark House, 5 Cromac Quay
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT7 2JD
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2890347750
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/05/2020