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02 2 2021

NATO Agency to contract hardware and software support

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency is seeking to renew eight hardware support and software license agreements valued at 2.5 million EUR.

These agreements were maintained by a service integrator until 2020. The NCI Agency is now taking over the full management of all licenses that support the Agency-managed NATO Cyber Security Centre, which monitors NATO networks 24 hours, seven days a week.

NATO Agency to contract hardware and software support

"The NCI Agency is now in a position to engage with industry to get the best possible prices for the renewal of its software and hardware support licenses. By taking apart a single agreement into multiple pieces and allowing for a partial contract award, we expect that more companies will be able to take part in the competition. This is an important opportunity for cost savings for NATO, and the Agency looks forward to evaluating industry's proposals," said Mantas Vedrickas, NATO Cyber Security Centre Resource Manager.

The Agency anticipates issuing the formal Request for Quotation (RFQ) in February 2021, and awarding a contract by the end of March.

This competition is being conducted under the Basic Ordering Agreements Plus (BOA+) Programme. The BOA+ Programme maximises the participation of interested and eligible firms by allowing bids from both BOA holders, and non-BOA holders nominated by the delegations through Declarations of Eligibility (DoE). Click here for more on the BOA+ Programme.

Download the full Notification of Intent here.