The study on cybersecurity and citizen trust on the Internet of Red.es costs 250,000 euros per year and goes out to tender
Red.es has put out to tender the contract to carry out the biannual study on cybersecurity and citizen trust on the internet, a report that this state entity under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation has been carrying out since 2013.
The announcement of the contest, published today in the Official State Gazette (BOE), specifies that the contract will have a duration of 14 months and a maximum cost of 264,385 euros including taxes. In that time, the chosen company will have to carry out two semi-annual reports, so each of them will have a cost of 132,192 euros.
The tender specifications It also includes the possibility of an extension for the same duration and amounts, so that the final value of the contract could exceed half a million euros in 28 months. The deadline for submitting offers to the Public Administration expires on March 25.
The documentation of this tender indicates that the purpose of these studies is to obtain “information and relevant indicators about habits, incidents and perception of security and trust by Spanish users, which will allow it to be used as a national and international reference source on the security situation in Spain regarding different aspects of ICT security in homes ”.
This is the third time that Red.es has put out these studies to tender, according to the public tender data Of the entity. On previous occasions, 2014 Y 2017, the duration of the contract was 28 months for a value of 483,395 euros, VAT included. In both cases the contract was awarded to a joint offer submitted by the German GFK and the malagueña Hispasec, market research companies and computer consulting, respectively.
Regarding the professional requirements, Red.es requests certificates that prove that the candidates have performed services of a similar nature to those required in the last three years, in public or private organizations. It will also be necessary for companies to present a certificate issued by a third party proving that they comply with European information security standards.
On the other hand, those in charge of solving the contest will value that the techniques for collecting remote information from data from computer equipment and mobile devices that “allow maximizing the information obtained on the characteristics of the devices and the security measures under investigation in the survey, in order to increase the level of detail and reliability of the contrast between the perception of the security situation (survey) and reality (remote analysis) ”, explains the documentation.