Firewalls and Security User Requirements – Invitation to Tender

Firewalls and Security User Requirements – Invitation to Tender

The purpose of this tender process is to identify a supplier who will be capable to provide all required firewall software, hardware and licences.

United Kingdom-London: Security software package

2019/S 005-006382

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Trinity House
Trinity House
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1255245045
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

Other activity: General Lighthouse Authority

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


T0419 — Firewalls and Security User Requirements

Reference number: T0419

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this tender process is to identify a supplier who will be capable to provide all required firewall software, hardware and licences, in accordance with Trinity House’s statement of requirements.

All interested parties for this requirement should express their interest via Delta E-sourcing using Access Code 46WGZX9GVB. A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) will be required to be completed prior to receiving access to the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document. The NDA is available for download from the Document Repository and should be actioned at the earliest opportunity. The completed NDA must be returned via Delta Message Centre as an attachment prior to Monday 28th January to allow access to the Invitation to Tender document and for sufficient time to respond. If returned after this date, the ITT documents will be provided but the tender closure date will remain. The Invitation to Tender document is readily available following completion of the required NDA.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH
Main site or place of performance:

East of England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this tender process is to identify a supplier who is capable of providing all required firewall software, hardware and licences, in accordance with Trinity House’s Statement of Requirements.

To expand upon this, planning and conducting a review of the existing infrastructure will be required, in addition to providing a project plan and design, including a migration process. A review and redesign of rulebase(s) for all existing Blade elements, including Firewall, Application Control, IPS, ThreatEmulation, VPN, etc. including implementation onto new hardware will be necessary. Further to providing the new firewall software and hardware, setup and deployment, testing and onsite presence during go-live will be required. The new hardware will need to be configured to match user requirements and the design will be agreed upon. Tender submissions must also account for any work required after an external penetration test to ensure the firewall is fully “compliant” to Trinity House’s expectations, such as having no Critical or High risks as a minimum. This requirement will not include general networking configuration, or the provision of VMs where required. Service and support contracts will be required and are included in the scope.

Location of contract performance will be predominantly at Trinity House in Harwich, Essex and Tower Hill, London.

Due to the sensitive information that is contained within the Invitation to Tender, a Confidentiality — Non-Disclosure Agreement is required prior to accessing this requirement. Tenderers are reminded to uphold the terms of this agreement throughout the tender process. Regulation 21 (3) from The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 applies.

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: 250 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two additional and optional 12-month periods..

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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: no

II.2.14)Additional information

To respond to this opportunity please click here:

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 08/02/2019
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/02/2019
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

36 months to 60 months after the contract award, depending on whether extension periods are taken up.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

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

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-201917-PRO-13832774

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Corporation of Trinity House
Tower Hill
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1255245045
E-mail: ETENDER@TRINITYHOUSE.CO.UKInternet address:
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: