ISO 27001 Certification Tender

ISO 27001 Certification Tender

DE&S has now reached the final stage of the ISO 27001 Implementation Programme and is looking to appoint an ISO’s British Standard Institution and UKAS accredited body to certify DE&S Corporate IT to ISO 27001:2013 standards.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Certification services

2019/S 071-169148

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, DE&S Mat Strat, Other
MOD Abbey Wood, Spruce 2B, #1261
Contact point(s): Shannon Sawyer
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067988040
E-mail: shannon.sawyer100@mod.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: 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

Defence

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

DE&S ISO 27001 Certification

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 26: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area

NUTS code UKK1

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Certification services. Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: Y6WXCQ7Z5D. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 7.5.2019 14:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing – support@contracts.mod.uk or call 0800 282 324.

Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) is a bespoke trading entity, and arm’s length body of the Ministry of Defence. DE&S Headquarters is in MoD Abbey Wood, Bristol, and there are staff situated across numerous sites across the UK. The DE&S Estate consists of 12 500 personnel, deployed on 74 approximately satellite sites around the UK. DE&S manage a vast range of complex projects, programmes and delivery activities to procure, support and supply vital equipment and services that the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force need to operate effectively. DE&S works closely with industry, including through partnering agreements and private finance initiatives.
The DE&S IT Security programme is a key pillar of the DE&S transformation activity, focused on ensuring the delivery of the processes and frameworks needed for DE&S to operate an industrialised IT Security and Accreditation service. The programme’s aim is to deliver an assured operational IT capability, to meet future demand and assure the security of DE&S information, the information entrusted to DE&S by the wider MoD and the supplier’s.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79132000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The DE&S IT Security programme is a key pillar of the DE&S transformation activity, focused on ensuring the delivery of the processes and frameworks needed for DE&S to operate an industrialised IT Security and Accreditation service. The programme’s aim is to deliver an assured operational IT capability, to meet future demand and assure the security of DE&S information, the information entrusted to DE&S by the wider MoD and the Supplier’s.
DE&S has now reached the final stage of the ISO 27001 Implementation Programme and is looking to appoint an ISO’s British Standard Institution (BSI) and UKAS accredited body to certify DE&S Corporate IT to ISO 27001:2013 standards by the end of October 2019 and maintain certification for 3 years. Parties interested in applying to become DE&S’s ISO27001 accreditation partner should be aware of the time-scales for achieving accreditation. Auditors/assessors must hold a valid, in-date, SC level Security Clearance or be willing to undertake such clearances.
The DCPP Cyber Risk assessment (reference RAR-XBX97A27) returned a low risk profile for this requirement. During the PQQ suppliers will need to complete a Cyber Risk Assessment via Octavian.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 200 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: A 3year contract with the option of 1 year contract extension.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 33 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

N/a

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment will be via CP&F system. Potential provider should confirm they will accept payment in this way.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Accelerated negotiated

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 2 and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The authority will use the PQQ response to create a short list of tenders who are eligible to participate, fulfil any minimum economical, financial, professional and technical standards, and best meet in terms of capacity and capability against the selection criteria set out in the PQQ. Full details of the mention of choosing tenderers will be set out in the PQQ. It is the intention to down select between 2 and 5 highest scoring suppliers who will be invited to tender. As a minimum receive a pass in any pass/fail questions. If a supplier fails a pass/fail question then they will automatically fail the evaluation and will not be invited to participate any further. Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CCDT/592

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 7.5.2019 – 13:59
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.5.2019 – 14:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

10.5.2019

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

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

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.The authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk GO Reference: GO-201945-DCB-14771361

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, DE&S Mat Strat, Other
MOD Abbey Wood, Spruce 2B, #1261
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: shannon.sawyer100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067988040

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, DE&S Mat Strat, Other
Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: shannon.sawyer100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067988040

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Ministry of Defence, DE&S Mat Strat, Other
Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: shannon.sawyer100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067988040

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

5.4.2019