Online Investigation Resilience for UKSBS

Online Investigation Resilience for UKSBS

1) Provide technical examination of seized digital evidence in line with good practice, with production of an appropriate report and witness statement to criminal court standard.

Online investigation resilience

UK Shared Business Services Limited

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Investigation and security services – 79700000

Location of contract

London

Value of contract

£90,000

Procurement reference

PS21044

Published date

14 June 2021

Closing date

2 July 2021

Closing time

2pm

Contract start date

22 July 2021

Contract end date

19 July 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

The Office for Product Safety and Standards have built our online investigation capacity to deliver enforcement online. The staff have undergone training and are using online tools to capture unsafe products on websites.

The Office have not, as yet, undertaken investigations that have required the examination of electronic devices containing data, however this is likely to change over the next 3 years therefore the focus of this contract is to provide support in this area.

We would expect practitioners to be trained and competent in recovering and reproducing seized digital evidence, so that it can be presented as evidence in Court. Practitioners should follow the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Good Practice Guide on how to identify, preserve and recover electronic evidence (2012).

Requirement

The contractor will deliver the key important requirements:
1) Provide technical examination of seized digital evidence in line with good practice, with production of an appropriate report and witness statement to criminal court standard.
2) Provide training to a minimum of 30 OPSS investigators on digital investigation principles and techniques, as required.
3) Answer a minimum of 10 enquiries per week of phone / email enquiries from Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) investigators during office hours (Monday – Friday, 9-5pm, excluding bank holidays) on relevant topics (online investigations, website capture, securing digital evidence).
The contractor is required to:
• Keep a record of requests received and answered from OPSS investigators
• Prepare written criminal witness statements and present evidence in Court as required.
• Deliver update training sessions covering the range of elements to online digital investigations.
• Produce a 6 monthly progress report outlining the activity completed under the contract to date.

 

More information

 

Additional text
This tender is available at our e-procurement portal, Delta. The access code is C3C4V48DJ8.

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Joe Wightman

Address

Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SWINDON
SN21FF
England

Telephone

01793425052

Email

joseph.wightman@uksbs.co.uk