Published date: 29 April 2018

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 20 July 2018

Contract summary


  • Information systems or technology planning services - 72222200

  • Information technology services - 72222300

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£0 to £20,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

29 April 2018

Closing date

20 July 2018

Contract start date

6 August 2018

Contract end date

5 August 2028

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Negotiated procedure

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



EMSCU working on behalf of the National Enabling Programme (NEP) and Contracting Authority is carrying out a tender under the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation for the requirement outlined below and in the attached documents.
As the cyber threat landscape facing the 48 police forces of the UK continues to evolve, so must the means by which forces maintain their security posture. Rather than individual forces independently managing and defending their technology infrastructure, the National Police Technology Council (NPTC) vision is to establish a National Management Centre (NMC) that provides a comprehensive range of cyber security and network management services to UK Policing. Through a nationally coordinated, locally delivered, NMC, forces will have access to a centre of excellence with the ability to manage internal and external threats, and enhance legislative compliance. Individual forces will have the ability to acquire services from a centrally provisioned, locally delivered service based on their risk profile, technology estate, and operating models, providing cost-efficient cyber security. At a national level, a holistic understanding of threats across the 48 police forces will be used to proactively defend critical networks and systems in a coordinated manner and continuously baseline the cyber risk management position of each force.The implementation of the NMC will be an evolutionary process that builds on incremental improvements in technologies, processes and staff training. This will develop mature, efficient, effective and economic services that fuses deep cyber expertise with an understanding of police operations, to contextualise the nature of threats to forces.

About the buyer

Contact name

Mike Case


City of London Guildhall


+44 01159672310