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11 18 2021

NATO Agency to sign agreements with cyber security suppliers

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency is seeking to establish a framework agreement in support of the implementation of cyber security capabilities across NATO locations.

The Agency-run NATO Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) aims to establish an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) framework with up to three suppliers to provide surge cyber security services to support various NATO projects.

NATO Agency to sign agreements with cyber security suppliers

The contracts awarded could be worth up to a maximum total value of 30 million EUR over two years. The agreements would include two base years and two one-year options.

"This framework will give the Agency the flexibility and efficiency to work with trusted industry partners to address its needs in a timely manner. The Agency will retain the same level of control on these activities as before but less internal resources will be required to support them. This will allow NCSC staff to concentrate on their primary mission of defending NATO's networks" said Frederic Jordan, the Head of the Cyber Security Programme Delivery Branch at the NATO Cyber Security Centre.

The Agency plans to issue a formal Request for Quotes (RFQ) during the fourth quarter of 2021 and notify the chosen suppliers in 2022.

"The flexible services brought by this framework are essential to NATO to ensure that cyber security remains an integral part of every capability and service delivery," said Frederic Jordan.

Read the full Notification of Intent here.