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1. Title: GB-London: Measuring the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials
2. Awarding Authority:
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. 020 7211 6000, Email:, URL:
Attn: DCMS Commercial
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Management consultant services and related services.

4. Description: Evaluation consultancy services. To protect the UK┐s economic well-being we need to reduce the harm of cyber-attacks and make it easier for organisations to exploit the opportunities of the global digital economy.
In order to determine whether Cyber Essentials, and the measures contained within it aimed at increasing the cyber resilience of an organisation, has a measurable benefit to both organisations and the economy, an evaluation of the scheme┐s effectiveness is required.
A methodology study is therefore being commissioned to investigate the potential approach to measuring the benefit to an organisation (in terms of improved resilience/ business continuity, commercial and reputational benefit etc) of having Cyber Essentials accreditation.
This study will also identify how an evaluation should be implemented, including the data to be collected, the type of analysis and what results will be produced from this and expected resource requirements.
A separate commission will then take place to conduct the full evaluation (utilising the methodology determined through this contract), likely to start in the 2018/19 financial year.
This research will focus on a methodology study to identify the best approach to measuring the benefits of the Cyber Essentials requirements, and separately any benefits of being certified to demonstrate the level of security to customers and suppliers.
5. CPV Codes:
79419000 - Evaluation consultancy services.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: LONDON,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: 100939
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category J: 25K to 50K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 21/08/2017 12:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. 020 7211 6000, Email:, URL:
Attn: DCMS Commercial

12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

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Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 01/09/2017
Period of Work End date: 31/01/2018
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no

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