The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency released on 11 October 2019 a Request for Quotation (RFQ) valued at 20 million EUR to refresh NATO's cyber security services.
This RFQ is the first business opportunity the Agency has released to support the implementation of Capability Package (CP) 120, a programme that is instrumental in helping NATO continue to fulfil its fundamental cyber defence responsibility to defend its own systems. Through this procurement, NATO will replace hardware and software to ensure the organization can still maintain the highest degree of cyber security across the NATO Enterprise.
"Modern and up-to-date cyber security capabilities are essential conditions to ensure that our networks and services remain protected against growing, pervasive and persistent cyber threats. This procurement is critical to our ongoing efforts to maintain NATO's technological edge," said Frederic Jordan, Head of the Cyber Security Programme Delivery Branch of the NCI Agency.
The CP120 programme will refresh all Communications and Information Systems (CIS) security systems in a phased approach thus reducing risks and disruptions to NATO's CIS, while keeping pace with modern tools and components. Each phase will also include a series of capability enhancements.
The first project, Urgent Obsolescence Management, aims to uplift all systems that will reach their end of life within the current execution timeframes. Subsequent projects will continue to refresh ageing assets and will add enhanced capabilities, in particular in the area of cyber security situational awareness and decision support.
The Agency plans to award a contract by the end of 2019 and begin implementation early in the first quarter of 2020.
Download the Notification of Intent to Request Quotations here.
Questions on the project can be directed to Frederic Jordan at Frederic.Jordan@ncia.nato.int.