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New Cyber Security Consultancy Services agreement

The Crown Commercial Service and Communications-Electronic Security Group have developed an agreement for CESG Certified Cyber Security Consultancy services.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has worked with the Communications-Electronic Security Group (CESG) to develop a new central route to market for the public sector to buy CESG Certified Cyber Security Consultancy services.

The resulting Cyber Security Services agreement (RM3764) is now available to all central government departments, arm’s length bodies and wider public sector organisations.

Features
The agreement offers:

  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Security architecture
  • Support for business critical cloud and digital requirements
  • CESG certified suppliers (suppliers will continue to be added to the agreement as they successfully complete their CESG certification for each service)
  • a flexible agile procurement and contracting approach
  • competitive further competition buying process

Additional services will be added during 2016:

  • audit and review
  • incident management
  • information assurance methodologies
  • policy and standards

Benefits
The agreement offers:

  • easy access to CESG Certified Cyber Security Consultancy suppliers
  • cost savings (because requirements are competitively tendered)
  • time savings (because there’s no need to run OJEU)
  • simple, transparent ‘agile’ pricing
  • commitment based on short sprints and Statements of Work (SoW) under a no commitment call-off agreement
  • choice of duration commitments that can be terminated early at the end of current SoW
  • volume discounts based on duration

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Gemma Gaughan
Media Researcher
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