DCMS Tender for Online Harms Data Transformation

DCMS Tender for Online Harms Data Transformation

This project will explore how best to remove these data barriers in order to support the development of technologies that keep users safe online.

United Kingdom-London: Development consultancy services

2020/S 219-539058

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Postal address: 100 Parliament Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: SW1A 2BQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: DCMS Commercial
E-mail: commercial@dcms.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072116000
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.gov.uk/dcms
Address of the buyer profile: www.gov.uk/dcms

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Development-consultancy-services./P7HD2763PC
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Development-consultancy-services./P7HD2763PC
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Online Harms Data Transformation

 

Reference number: 102155

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73220000 Development consultancy services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

This project will explore how best to remove these data barriers in order to support the development of technologies that keep users safe online.

We will contract a provider to work with public and private sector stakeholders to gather existing information and explore/test innovative ways of addressing these barriers. Work will fall into two main phases:

Phase 1: Data infrastructure discovery. To produce a report outlining the current data landscape, and the economic and social benefits of opening up online harms data. The report will set out how online harms data can be made available to a wider number of companies for the purposes of developing innovative online safety technologies.

Phase 2: Prototype development and testing. The provider will work with stakeholders to trial and evaluate a set of practical and innovative data and social science projects, based on the shortlist developed in phase 1.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 435 250.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The lack of adequate data infrastructure is hindering the emergence of a competitive UK market in innovative products and services that detect and address online harms. There is an urgent need to support the development of a more mature safety tech market, in which organisations of all sizes have access to the tools they need to keep users safe online. This will help to ensure companies are able to comply with the new statutory duty of care with the lowest possible burden.

The sector, however, remains at an early stage of development. Multiple interviews and consultations with stakeholders have consistently underlined that lack of access to high-quality data is among the most significant constraints to the growth of a mature and competitive market.

This project will explore how best to overcome the barriers outlined above and better enable the innovative use of data to support the development of technologies that keep users safe online. It will help move us from a data landscape where data is not shared effectively to one that supports competition, innovation and improved online safety for UK citizens.

It will primarily do this by appointing a provider to work with public and private sector stakeholders to gather together existing information, and explore and test innovative ways of addressing these barriers. Work will fall into two main phases:

Phase 1: Data infrastructure discovery. To produce a report outlining the current data landscape, and the economic and social benefits of opening up online harms data. The report will set out how online harms data can be made available to a wider number of companies for the purposes of developing innovative online safety technologies. It will develop a longlist of SMART projects in which enhanced cross-sector working could have most impact, and then work with stakeholders to develop a shortlist of projects which the provider will deliver in Phase 2.

Phase 2: Prototype development and testing. The provider will work with stakeholders to trial and evaluate a set of practical and innovative data and social science projects, based on the shortlist developed in phase 1. This may include testing the feasibility of the two most promising solutions we are currently aware of: the use of common data taxonomies to help data interoperability, and the use of data trusts and federated learning to address issues of data sharing. The output of this work will be a series of open-source prototypes, a report setting out the findings and conclusions, and a set of practical pathways to scale successful approaches beyond the end of this project.

The provider will be required to deliver its work through a multidisciplinary project team, including deep data science and social science expertise. It will be essential to consult with a variety of UK-based and international stakeholders to deliver the project, including commercial ‘Safety Tech’ companies and wider public sector organisations, to ensure that all solutions developed will be based around a deep understanding of stakeholders’ needs, and will be ready for implementation in the real 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: 2 435 250.00 GBP

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

Start: 18/01/2021
End: 30/03/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

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

Date: 07/12/2020
Local time: 12:00
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

Date: 07/12/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

 

Tenders must be submitted via the Delta e-sourcing portal to be received no later than 12.00 (GMT), 7 December 2020 (the deadline for receipt of tender responses).

Deadline for clarification questions to be issued to the Department is no later than 17.00 (GMT), 23 November 2020.

The Department will be holding two online events to discuss the background to this bid and to clarify any issues within it. Details and signup links are below. These events will be recorded and made available online.

Online harms data infrastructure — lightning talks: Tuesday 10 November 15.00-17.00 GMT https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-harms-data-infrastructure-lightning-talks-tickets-126413394867

Online harms data infrastructure — bid clarification: Wednesday 11 November 15.00-17.00 GMT https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-harms-data-infrastructure-bid-clarification-tickets-126414618527

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Development-consultancy-services./P7HD2763PC

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/P7HD2763PC

Go reference: GO-2020115-PRO-17329979

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Postal address: 100 Parliament Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2BQ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: commercial@culture.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 207212088

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

05/11/2020