ServiceNow PEN testing

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
5 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
2 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 8 April 2019
Deadline for asking questions Monday 15 April 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 22 April 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


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Summary of the work DV cleared, CHECK certified PEN tester required for a ServiceNow Plaform. ServiceNow experience is a must have requirement alongside Security testing.
Latest start date Monday 13 May 2019
Expected contract length 5 days
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for Government
Budget range

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done To ensure the platform is secure against cyber vulnerabilities
Problem to be solved Security testing of application
Who the users are and what they need to do This requirement is for a PEN tester to ensure the solution is secure.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team Working with the Security team to ensure their requirements have been tested.
Current phase Alpha

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Near Milton Keynes
Working arrangements 9am -5pm, 5 days onsite at Hanslope Park due to no access from off site to the system being tested.
Security clearance Must be DV cleared
Must bea CHECK certified resource

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions The resource must have ServiceNow experience

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
  • CHECK certified
  • ServiceNow Experience
Nice-to-have skills and experience work with non technical client as well as the technical team

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 3
Proposal criteria
  • approach and methodology
  • How the approach or solution meets your organisation’s policy or goal
  • Estimated timeframes for the work
  • How they’ve identified risks and dependencies and offered approaches to manage them
  • Value for money
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Be comfortable standing up for their discipline
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Payment approach Fixed price
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. May I just confirm, you have registered this as an outcome based opportunity but, only want a single pen tester at a fixed price rather than a day rate? The requirement is for 1 PEN tester for 5 days. I would also need a day rate so that if there was an extension on work due to any issues we can easily extend by the date rate. Hope that helps,
2. Hi, Is the 5 days including reporting, or is it 5 days of actual testing, plus reporting on top? Thanks. We are looking at 5 days testing and plus report writing.
Once the scope of work is reviewed with the selected supplier, we can review if this testing can be completed in less than 5 days or whether a full 5 days would be needed.
3. Is there a current incumbent? Not for this phase of work