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Cyber Security Consultant - Red on Purple (Ethical Hacking)

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Important dates
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Published Friday 12 August 2016
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 16 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 19 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work The requirement is to develop a Red on Purple ethical hacking strategy pertaining to cyber security.
Latest start date 31/08/2016
Expected contract length The work is anticipated to take approximately 6 weeks, subject to an agreed plan of work.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will be required to work with internal teams, other suppliers and external stakeholders.
What the specialist will work on The requirement is to develop a Red on Purple strategy pertaining to cyber security that will cover:
Defining and agreeing In-Scope and Out of Scope activities and deliverables.
Defining and agreeing strict boundaries and agreeing them with wider HO SMT.
Defining and agreeing Implementation Plan for this service.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 2 Marsham St, London SW1P 4DF
Working arrangements The work may be done in a mixture of on-site / offsite time. All key meetings will happen on-site at Marsham St (with occasional travel to other HO locations, if needed). Some work may be done off-site; the exact distribution will be planned jointly with the supplier .
Security clearance SC

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Recent experience (in the last 3 years) of working with HM Government
  • Demonstrable experience of setting up such ethical hacking strategy, agreeing the strategy with all required stakeholders and implementing it as an ongoing service
  • Demonstrable technical competence and related CESG certifications.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledge of ethical hacking tools
  • Experience of putting tools into practice

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with HOT organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

40%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there an option for possible extension? It is not envisaged that this piece of work will be extended, however, there may be further opportunities advertised in this area in the future.
2. What is the maximum day rate, please? There is no maximum rate as such. The rate will be determined in competition according to the advertised criteria and weightings.
3. Is there flexibility in the start date of this project, as we have a very capable resource available from mid-Sept? We are seeking to start the work as soon as possible and ideally by the end of the month. By all means submit the candidate, however, the process will favour suitable candidates that can start before the latest start date. Should we not receive any suitable candidates that can start on time, we may look more widely.