Penetration Testing Contract for Ordnance Survey

Penetration Testing Contract for Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey wishes to undertake a quarterly schedule of penetration testing of its externally facing sites.

Reference number:

Deadline date:25/04/2014

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£10,000 – £25,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Southampton Southampton,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Ordnance Survey


Description of the contract

Ordnance Survey wishes to undertake a quarterly schedule of penetration testing of its externally facing sites. Penetration testing should cover an array of real threats which should be designed to identify all areas of vulnerability, without interrupting our business. Testing must be delivered by experienced staff using up-to-date techniques, technologies and information sources as used by genuine hackers. Test results must be delivered with clear recommendations to mitigate the identified risks and improve our security measures on a risk based approach. Testing should begin as soon as possible after award of contract and then at three monthly intervals. The output from each round of penetration testing will be a report which must be submitted to Ordnance Survey’s IT Security Officer within one month of completion of testing. Please provide a proposal, on nor more than one side of A4, completed in text point size not below 10 in the English (UK) language, to include details of experience, an outline of how you would deliver the requirements and charges (daily rate and state if inclusive of any expenses).



Classification of the contract

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security


Additional information

Contract type: Services – 27

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 02/06/2014 – 01/06/2016


Who to contact

Contact name Peter Brothers

Organisation name Ordnance Survey

Address Explorer House, Adanac Drive, Nursling, Southampton, Southampton, SO16 0AS

Telephone 023-8005-5608

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.