Tender for Integrated IT Security Service

Tender for Integrated IT Security Service

Leicester City Council is seeking a partner to provide a holistic IT Security framework based upon SIEM and SOC services.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Investigation and security services

2016/S 131-234943

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Leicester City Council
Bosworth House, 9 Princess Road West
United Kingdom
Contact person: Rebecca Cowan
E-mail: rebecca.cowan@leicester.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF21

Internet address(es):Main address: www.leicester.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Integrated IT Security Service.

Reference number: 0417RCITS

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79700000 – RC05

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Leicester City Council is seeking a partner to provide a holistic IT Security framework based upon SIEM and SOC services. The primary goal of the service is to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Council services. The principle objectives of the service will:

1) Prevent and identify attempts at data ex-filtration from selected critical systems delivered via in-house or cloud-based infrastructure;

2) Prevent and identify attempts to maliciously corrupt or encrypt data from selected critical systems delivered via in-house or cloud-based infrastructure;

3) Prevent and detect attempts to disrupt, disable, de-stabilise or reduce availability of our systems and services;

4) Ensure LCC compliance with all relevant frameworks including for example Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), Code of Connection (CoCo) and Public Services Network (PSN).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 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: UKF21
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council is approaching the market for a holistic IT Security framework. The Council is initially seeking an IT Security partner with whom we can assess, detect, protect and respond against a variety of prioritised cyber-security threats. We also seek to position ourselves such that we are able to routinely demonstrate compliance with all relevant frameworks.

The initial scope of this contract is to identify a supplier who can provide both SIEM and a Security Operations Centre as a service. We require the partner to initially lead the design, build and commissioning of the solution. Thereafter we require a continuous monitoring, detection, advisory and response service with respect to Cyber Security.

The scope of this contract will be to provide the following services initially to critical assets and endpoints. These are identified by the Authority and available upon request:

a)Threat and Risk Identification and Assessment — (Security Information Management);

b) Proactive and Reactive threat Detection (Security Event Management);

c) Protection against risks, threats and malicious activity;

d) Response to identified IT security breaches.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Functional / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 20
Cost criterion – Name: Pricing / Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

3 years, with the option to extend for a further 1 + 1 year (s).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

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

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 04/08/2016
Local time: 11:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/08/2016
Local time: 11:05

Leicester City Council.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Lead Procurement Officer and a representative from the Audit Internal team.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

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.

To view this notice, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=208917387

GO Reference: GO-201675-PRO-8445843.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Leicester City Council
Bosworth House, 9 Princess Road West
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1164541272
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:



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