Tender for Simulated Phishing and Associated Training Services

Tender for Simulated Phishing and Associated Training Services

The service will allow for both the development and sending of simulated phishing communications and the associated training provision.

United Kingdom-Bristol: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2020/S 214-525830

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Jisc
National registration number: 56579
Postal address: 4 Portwall Lane
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: BS1 6NB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Claire Forkner
E-mail: claire.forkner@jisc.ac.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.jisc.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/87175

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=35213&B=JISC
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=35213&B=JISC
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: National Education and Research Network Provider

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Simulated Phishing Service And Associated Training Framework

 

Reference number: Proc1248

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Jisc Services Ltd would like to establish a single supplier framework agreement for the purchase of simulated phishing and associated training services. The framework will run for up to four years on a 2 + 1 + 1 basis, subject to performance review.

The service will allow for both the development and sending of simulated phishing communications and the associated training provision. The service will be scalable from a small organisation such as a specialist college to larger universities and research councils. Research and education organisations provide network and IT services to a wide variety of cohorts including both staff and students, therefore, any simulated phishing services will need to be able to scale to meet the diversity and number of users.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
80000000 Education and training services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Phishing is constantly identified as a real and persistent security threat. The specific targeting of key personnel is becoming more prevalent in these attacks but educating users has shown to be effective in reducing an organisation’s risk from people falling victim to a phishing attack.

Jisc Services Ltd would like to establish a single supplier framework agreement for the purchase of simulated phishing and associated training services. The framework will run for up to 4 years on a 2 + 1 + 1 basis, subject to performance review.

The service will allow for both the development and sending of simulated phishing communications and the associated training provision. The service will be scalable from a small organisation such as a specialist college to larger universities and research Councils. Research and education organisations provide network and IT services to a wide variety of cohorts including both staff and students, therefore, any simulated phishing services will need to be able to scale to meet the diversity and number of users.

The scope of the framework covers purchases by JSL, Jisc and its members. It also covers purchases by Higher Education institutions, Further Education and Specialist Colleges and Research Council establishments in the UK, and by any other organisations connected to the Janet network, including local authorities, Regional Broadband Consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research. Many of the above organisations are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These consortia are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions. Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to purchase from this framework by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the framework. Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members http://www.neupc.ac.uk/members http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/ http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/memberswww.heanet.ie/about Services may also be provided to other National Research and Education Networks internationally and onward to their respective customers, either directly or via GEANT; http://wwwgeant.org/About/NRENs

 

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: 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Jisc Services Ltd intends to award a contract for 2 years with the option to extend for a further 1 + 1 years, subject to performance review.

 

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.1.2)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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 02/12/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 05/01/2021

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Jisc Services Ltd
Postal address: 4 Portwall Lane
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS1 6NB
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@jisc.ac.uk
Internet address: www.jisc.ac.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Jisc Services Ltd will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to suppliers. This notification provides information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for suppliers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 article 91 provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/10/2020