DEFRA Tender for Cyber Incident Response Partner
DEFRA has a requirement for a Cyber Security Incident Response Partner, based on a retainer service model, to support and augment its existing Cyber Security capabilities.
United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: 17 Nobel House
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2072385921
Main address: https://www.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Cyber Incident Response Partner
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
DEFRA has a requirement for a Cyber Security Incident Response Partner, based on a retainer service model, to support and augment its existing Cyber Security capabilities. Please refer to the Bidder Pack (ITT) for further detailed information.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
To protect Defra’s existing (and any new) complex IT systems and critical data from increasing cyber risks, an effective cyber security risk management strategy has been developed.
Part of the risk management strategy involves proactively monitoring for cyber risk by creating a Cyber Security Operations Centre and deploying appropriate technologies, processes and controls that are designed to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber-attacks.
Defra requires a call-off mechanism (process and contract) of 20 days support, so that Defra can rapidly access specialist cyber incident response related expertise. This call-off mechanism will be used to support and augment Defra’s cyber security capabilities, where Defra does not have the appropriate competence or level of expertise.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
2 x 12-month optional renewals at the discretion of the authority.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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
Please refer to the draft contract included in the bidder pack.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)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
Country: United Kingdom
The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: