The Police Digital Service (PDS) Commercial Team has published an external market Notice as we create a new cyber security penetration testing services framework. This is working to support police forces, emergency services and other law enforcement agencies in protecting their IT systems and data.
Working on behalf of UK Policing, the PDS is seeking to procure a multi-supplier framework agreement, with scope for the procured services to be rolled out to other emergency services in the future.
This will be for a period of four years (with an initial term of two years and the option, to extend for two further periods of one year each), aiming to commence in or around late October 2021.
Full details of the notice have been published via the GOV.UK Digital Marketplace, which can be accessed directly via this link.
Dave Edwards, Head of Commercial said, “This framework is an important enabler for the continued delivery of the National Policing Digital, Data and Technology Strategy (DDaT). It will help us to enhance the security of our systems and data, which is vital to keeping our communities safe and maintain the trust of the public. This will also enable forces and the partner agencies we work with to continue to exploit the opportunities modern connected technologies provide.
“We are looking for between four and ten suppliers on the framework and we hope to see some robust and innovative approaches from the supplier community.”
The closing date for receipt of tenders is 1 September 2021.