Awarded to NCC Services Limited. Trading as NCC Group.

Start date: Monday 18 March 2019
Value: £9,100
Company size: large
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

ITHC Requirement - Cloud/SIEM

7 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 2 large

6 Completed applications

5 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Monday 28 January 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 4 February 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 11 February 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Summary of the work
Undertake an ITHC on a planned cloud based (AWS) SIEM collector and forwarding service including some limited Windows based on-premise fixed servers.

The SIEM toolset used will be based on a SPLUNK SaaS service with the AWS instance acting as the aggregation point for a number of enterprise wide feeds.
Latest start date
Friday 1 March 2019
Expected contract length
8 days
East of England
Organisation the work is for
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Budget range

About the work

Why the work is being done
To ensure a secure solution remains.
Problem to be solved
ITHC with accompanying report required as per overview provided in work description.
Who the users are and what they need to do
FCO wide.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team
To work with on site IT Security Advisor team and suppliers.
Current phase
Not applicable

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Milton Keynes, Hanslope Park, MK19 7BH
Working arrangements
On site in Milton Keynes.
Security clearance
SC minimum please
CHECK Registered

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • CHECK registered
  • Experience of testing cloud solutions
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Previous experience of testing SIEM toolset solutions
  • Previence experience of SPLUNK

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
  • Approach and methodology
  • How the approach or solution will meet the organisations needs.
Cultural fit criteria
work with the FCO and other suppleirs on site
Payment approach
Time and materials
Assessment methods
Written proposal
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

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