Published date: 27 September 2019

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: 14 October 2019

Contract summary


  • Technical analysis or consultancy services - 71621000

  • Systems and technical consultancy services - 72220000

  • Business and management consultancy and related services - 79400000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

27 September 2019

Closing date

14 October 2019

Contract start date

5 January 2020

Contract end date

1 June 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The UK Parliament is seeking a supplier to deliver consultancy services offering which encompasses the following subject area:
o Behavioural and cultural change to maintain Parliaments Cyber Capability
o Target operating model review and validation for delivery of Cyber Capability
o Workforce management strategy for maintenance, development and retention of Cyber Capable personnel

The purpose of this questionnaire is to engage with potential suppliers ahead of a procurement exercise. We will use the insights we gain here to shape our requirements for that procurement.

We expect to deliver this Cyber Capability Change programme over the next 24 months, tailoring a phased approach to deliver maximum benefit to our stakeholders.

The soft market testing exercise will assist Parliamentary Digital Service understand the market and help shape the procurement process and assist with the definition of functional and non-functional requirements.
The aim of this exercise is to provide a greater awareness of consultancy solutions that currently exist in the market place and to enable Parliament to see if their ambitions to deliver broader Cyber Capability & Cultural Change can be supported by an external provider

More information


Additional text

The RFI document will be accessible at the Houses of Parliament's e-procurement portal: The RFI responses must be uploaded to the e-procurement portal; electronic responses submitted via e-mail are not acceptable. To access these documents select the RFI reference PI1301238 in the 'current tenders' list, click on the 'view details' and express interest by clicking on the button provided. You will need to register your company details, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. If you have previously registered with In-Tend, please follow the link shown which will redirect you to the home page where you can log on using your existing username and password to collect the RFI document. If you have registered and forgotten your username and password, click on the 'forgotten password' link on the In-Tend homepage. Please keep this username and password secure and do not pass it to any third parties. If you are experiencing problems, please contact the PPCS Business Support team via email: or call +44 (0)207 219 1600 for further assistance. You are advised to allow sufficient time when responding to this RFI, and for the full uploading of documents, prior to the closing date of 17.00 UK time on 14th of October 2019. If you are uploading multiple documents you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents in an application such as WinZip or WinRAR.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Parliamentary Procurement & Commercial Service


7 Millbank
United Kingdom