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Call for tenders open: Spanish national cybersecurity institute launches pre-commercial procurement

The Institute for Business Competitiveness and the Spanish national cybersecurity competence center (INCIBE) invite interested bidders to submit offers for their first pre-commercial procurement in the cybersecurity field. The aim is to develop tools that can discover and eliminate websites or domains where hidden illegal activities happen, not only on the regular Internet but also on the Deep Web. The procurement receives funding from the European Union's European Regional Development Fund. Check out the video presentation of the tender scope. Deadline for submission of offers: 14 May 2021

The pictures shows the three logos of the Spanish National Cybersecurity Center (INCIBE), the Institute for Business Competitiveness (ICE) and the Government of Castilla y Leon

The Spanish Government of Castilla y León Region has launched its first pre-commercial procurement in the sector of cybersecurity. The Institute for Business Competitiveness (ICE, in its acronym in Spanish) has published the first tender, to which 535.591 EUR has been allocated, with the collaboration of the National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE) as a strategic partner. The initiative is the result of the work between both entities and its main objective is to develop innovative solutions for the sector in Castilla y León.

The deadline for submitting bids is May 14, 2021. The execution period of the project is established in 13 months, with two competitive and eliminatory phases, of 7 and 6 months respectively. This procedure will allow several innovative solutions to be developed simultaneously and to maximize the probability of success: maximum 4 companies in the 7 momths solution design phase and maximum 2 companies in the 6 months prototyping phase.

The pre-commercial procurement was prepared via a a preliminary market consultation during which 4 potentially interesting topics for the procurement were investigated. The actual pre-commercial procurement decided to focus only on topic nr 2: the identification and elimination of illegal hidden web activities that are not indexed by publicly available sources to improve the monitoring and prosecution of illegal activities.