Spaanse overheidsopdracht voor innovatieve oplossingen in Europa mbt cyberbeveiliging

  • 15 april 2021

The Institute for Business Competitiveness (ICE), EEN node in Castilla y León (Spain), has published the first innovative public procurement contract in cybersecurity that is carried out in Europe. The ICE has had the collaboration of the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), as a strategic partner.

The call with all the information of this Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) is published on the Spanish State Contracting portal, with an estimated contract value of € 442,637. Funds are co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union. More info in this link. This public tender will be open until May 14, 2021 for submitting offers.

Objective and characteristics of the tender

Through this tender, the development of a technological solution is sought that allows the identification of domains or websites where illegal activities are carried out anonymously, that have not been previously identified, and that cannot be found in public sources, both in the Deep web, as in the Dark web as in the Surface web. The objective of this tender is to develop tools that make possible to discover new hidden and monitored illegal services and to be able, with the information obtained, to eliminate them.

The deadline for submitting offers is May 14, 2021. As of the awarding, the execution period is set at 13 months. The procedure is divided into two competitive phases, of 7 and 6 months respectively, with their corresponding activities and evaluations of an eliminatory nature, and will allow the development of several innovative solutions simultaneously, so as to maximize the chances of success.

As a novelty compared to traditional contracting, which traditionally has a single winner, this public tender allows selecting up to a maximum of 4 developer entities in the research phase -phase 1-. From this Phase 1 only two of them will be able to proceed to the prototype development phase -Phase 2-.

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