Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cyber Schools Programme

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Notice Summary
Title: Cyber Schools Programme
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Open
Short Description: To meet the aim of creating a new cohort of cyber security talent to strengthen the UK’s cyber security skills pipeline, the Department is seeking a service provider/consortium of service providers to develop and deliver an ambitious extracurricular programme for 14-18 year olds who demonstrate motivation, enthusiasm and a high cyber aptitude (latent or developed) for cyber security. Students will embark on a four year study programme of high quality cyber security education and training to gain exceptional quality and sought after cyber security skills and experience. The programme will strengthen the skills pipeline and embed cyber security as an exciting and recognised career choice.
Published: 10/02/2017 14:53
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UK-London: Education and training services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             Department for Culture, Media and Sport
             100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 2072116000, Email: commercial@culture.gov.uk
             Main Address: www.gov.uk/dcms, Address of the buyer profile: www.gov.uk/dcms
             NUTS Code: UK
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: No.
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided       
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
      I.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Education-and-training-services./5DGJ787HC7
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically via http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-title/5DGJ787HC7 to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      I.4) Type of the contracting authority
            Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
      I.5) Main activity
            Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: Cyber Schools Programme       
      Reference Number: 100707
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      80000000 - Education and training services.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
      II.1.4) Short description: To meet the aim of creating a new cohort of cyber security talent to strengthen the UK’s cyber security skills pipeline, the Department is seeking a service provider/consortium of service providers to develop and deliver an ambitious extracurricular programme for 14-18 year olds who demonstrate motivation, enthusiasm and a high cyber aptitude (latent or developed) for cyber security. Students will embark on a four year study programme of high quality cyber security education and training to gain exceptional quality and sought after cyber security skills and experience. The programme will strengthen the skills pipeline and embed cyber security as an exciting and recognised career choice.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 20,000,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      Not Provided       
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UK UNITED KINGDOM
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: The Cyber Schools Programme is a major, exciting and inspirational opportunity to develop the next talent of potential cyber professionals. The programme will bring together real-world cyber expertise and educational experience to teach cyber skills in innovative and engaging ways to the next generation of potential cyber security professionals. The programme will identify and mobilise expert volunteers from industry and beyond to inspire, teach and expose them to future career options. We expect a mix of innovative blended learning (including classroom based and online teaching) with work focused on real-world challenges, cyber careers and opportunities. Our vision of success for the four year study programme is to have had a minimum of 5,700 programme participants by 2021 (who have either completed or are within the programme), and for a significant proportion of these to be progressing into relevant cyber security careers, education or training. The Provider will be responsible for developing an innovative, high quality cyber security curriculum and teaching materials which will keep current with cyber trends, and put in place the infrastructure for expansion and wider geographical roll-out. The proposed infrastructure should enable the teaching of 14-18 year olds across different locations, increasing in scale as the programme develops with a mix of blended learning. The pilot will initially be established in England only. However, the Provider will need to demonstrate an ability to deliver the programme more widely across the UK. The Provider will be required to harness and maximise the use of existing industry and academia resources and expertise. It should deliver 4 hours of inspired teaching and studying per week, which should be flexible around exam time and busier study times and allow for students to do more hours if they wish. To get onto the programme, students will need to undergo some sort of selection testing to ensure they have the enthusiasm, motivation and high cyber aptitude (either latent or developed) for the programme. Students should be able to enter at any point onto the programme as long as they reach the set standard and selection testing. Students should gain cumulative achievements and attainment as they develop through each module of the programme. Each module should be a mix of blended learning and project work. The programme should be designed for a student to progress at a suitable pace to last them from the age of 14 to the age of 18. We welcome exciting innovative ideas from the Tender Response as to how this could be delivered, and how this would work in practice is up to the Tenderer to propose. Government recognises the need to deliver clarity and consistency across all its activity to address the cyber skills gap. To this end, it will expand the successful CyberFirst brand to include relevant Government supported extracurricular cyber programmes in schools, moving the brand away from a national security focus. The Cyber Schools programme will be delivered under the repositioned CyberFirst brand, but should align with and exploit existing CyberFirst initiatives. This exciting programme should be designed to enthuse and inspire students. It should also promote diversity, neurodiversity and social mobility, by being equally attractive and accessible to all. To achieve this, the programme should aim for a 50:50 male to female ratio, be inclusive of those with disabilities and be delivered across a geographic and socio-economic spread. The Provider should also consider will be expected to proactively seek individuals with latent cyber security talent, including those who may not necessarily be excelling academically, but have the aptitude to succeed at cyber. More widely, the programme is also expected to encourage the uptake of relevant courses at Key Stages 4 and 5, further and higher education and the uptake of cyber security careers.
      II.2.5) Award criteria:
            Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents            
      II.2.6) Estimated value:
      Value excluding VAT: 20,000,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Start: 25/05/2017 / End: 31/08/2021       
      This contract is subject to renewal: No       
      Description of renewals: Not provided
      
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: No
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       No             
      Description of options: Not provided
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
      II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
      The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided       


Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
   III.1) Conditions for participation
      III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
      List and brief description of conditions:          
      Not Provided       
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing          
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability    
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
      
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
      III.2.1) Information about a particular profession    
      Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:          
      Not Provided    
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
      Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description OPEN
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open   
   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO    
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   
   
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
      The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes       
   IV.2) Administrative information
      IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure:
         Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 159 - 287564       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 13/03/2017 Time: 10:00
            
      IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,       
      IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
         Duration in month(s): 4
      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 13/03/2017
         Time: 10:00
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted No       
   Electronic payment will be used No       
   VI.3) Additional Information: For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Education-and-training-services./5DGJ787HC7

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
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   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             Department for Culture, Media and Sport
       100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 2072116000
       Internet address: www.gov.uk/dcms
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    Not Provided    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 10/02/2017

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UK-London: Education and training services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
       100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 2072116000, Email: commercial@culture.gov.uk
       Main Address: www.gov.uk/dcms, Address of the buyer profile: www.gov.uk/dcms
       NUTS Code: UK

   I.2) Joint procurement:
      The contract involves joint procurement: No          
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

   I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
      Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

   I.5) Main activity:
      Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object Of The Contract

   II.1) Scope of the procurement

      II.1.1) Title: Cyber Schools Programme            
      Reference number: 100707

      II.1.2) Main CPV code:
         80000000 - Education and training services.


      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

      II.1.4) Short description: To meet the aim of creating a new cohort of cyber security talent to strengthen the UK’s cyber security skills pipeline, the Department is seeking a service provider/consortium of service providers to develop and deliver an ambitious extracurricular programme for 14-18 year olds who demonstrate motivation, enthusiasm and a high cyber aptitude (latent or developed) for cyber security. Students will embark on a four year study programme of high quality cyber security education and training to gain exceptional quality and sought after cyber security skills and experience. The programme will strengthen the skills pipeline and embed cyber security as an exciting and recognised career choice.

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: No
            
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 20,000,000
                  
         Currency:GBP            

   II.2) Description

      II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
      Not Provided

      II.2.3) Place of performance
      Nuts code:
      UK - UNITED KINGDOM
   
      Main site or place of performance:
      UNITED KINGDOM
             

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The Cyber Schools Programme is a major, exciting and inspirational opportunity to develop the next talent of potential cyber professionals. The programme will bring together real-world cyber expertise and educational experience to teach cyber skills in innovative and engaging ways to the next generation of potential cyber security professionals. The programme will identify and mobilise expert volunteers from industry and beyond to inspire, teach and expose them to future career options. We expect a mix of innovative blended learning (including classroom based and online teaching) with work focused on real-world challenges, cyber careers and opportunities. Our vision of success for the four year study programme is to have had a minimum of 5,700 programme participants by 2021 (who have either completed or are within the programme), and for a significant proportion of these to be progressing into relevant cyber security careers, education or training.

      II.2.5) Award criteria:
       Not Provided

      II.2.11) Information about options
         Options: No
         

      II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
         The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
         

      II.2.14) Additional information: Not Provided


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

   IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open


   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
      The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No       
      

   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
      An electronic auction has been used: No

   IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
      The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

   IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
       Not Provided
   

   IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
      The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

   Contract No: 100707    
   Lot Number: Not Provided    
   Title: Not Provided

   A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


   V.2) Award of contract

      V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 10/07/2017

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 7
         Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided          
         Number of tenders received by electronic means: Not Provided

      V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

      The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: Yes
         
         Contractor (No.1)
             Escal Institute of Advance Technologies (Trading as SANS Institute)
             8120 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 310, Bethesda, MD 20814, United States
             NUTS Code: UK
            The contractor is an SME: No
         
         Contractor (No.2)
             British Telecommunications PLC
             81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UK
            The contractor is an SME: No
         
         Contractor (No.3)
             Cyber Security Challenge UK Limited
             Block A, Unit 16, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UK
            The contractor is an SME: Yes
         
         Contractor (No.4)
             Futurelearn Limited
             PO Box 77, Chambers Building, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BT, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UK
            The contractor is an SME: Yes

      V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
         Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: Not Provided          
         Total value of the contract/lot: 20,000,000
         Currency: GBP

      V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
         The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No
         
Section VI: Complementary information

   VI.3) Additional information: To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=266472428

   VI.4) Procedures for review

      VI.4.1) Review body
          Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
          100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 2072116000
          Internet address: www.gov.uk/dcms

      VI.4.3) Review procedure
         Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

      VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
         Not Provided

   VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 14/11/2017