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CCS launches new Cyber Security Service framework

13/03/20

Mark Say Managing Editor

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) has launched a new version of its Cyber Security Services procurement framework.

Cyber lock in circle

In line with its recent policy it has moved to a dynamic purchasing framework for the third version, enabling suppliers to join while it is in operation.

CCS said this gives organisations access to a dynamic pool of suppliers that will grow and evolve with the market. It added that a dynamic filtering system provides flexibility based on requirements and enables suppliers to hear about appropriate opportunities.

The framework provides two routes to finding suppliers: one through a filter to those that have been assured by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC); the other leading to a group of suppliers that provide similar services but may hold qualifications from a different body.

Among the services covered are consultancy and advice, penetration testing and health checks, incident management and data destruction.

It is scheduled to run until February 2023 and has been valued at up to £153 million.

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