Implementation of the Operational Cyber Security Infrastructure for the National Cyber Security Centre

Specific Procurement Notice 
Request for Bids 
Non-Consulting Services 
 
Employer: Government of Ghana: Ministry of Communications Project: eTransform Project 
Contract title: Implementation of the Operational Cyber Security Infrastructure for the National Cyber Security Centre 
Country: Ghana 
Credit No.: IDA 5304-GH 
RFB No: eTransform/RComp1.3.1g Issued on: August 12, 2019 
 
1. The Government of the Republic of Ghana has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the eTransform Ghana Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for implementation of operational cyber security infrastructure for the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). 
 
2. The Ministry of Communications now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for the implementation of cyber security operational infrastructure for the National Cyber Security Center:
 
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a coordination center for cybersecurity response in government and the private sector. The NCSC is established to coordinate  cybersecurity activities across the public and the private sector. Currently, the work of  the Centre focuses on National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Child Online Protection, Capacity and Awareness Creation Unit among others. The goal of the Centre is to secure Ghana’s digital journey  through the implementation of the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy. The Government has introduced a revised National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy and the Centre is the lead implementer. 
 
The scope of the assignment aims at building and operationalizing an Information Sharing Platform for Incident Response (CERT) and a deployment of a Cyber Platform for the implementation and monitoring of the revised National Cybersecurity Policy & Strategy. Specifically, the successful bidder will be required to: 
 
A.  Deployment of Information Sharing Platform for Incident Reporting &  Analysis 
▪   Deploy a secure cybersecurity incident information sharing platform to enable  the  Centre/National  CSIRT  to  receive  incidents  from  Sectoral  CSIRTs, International CSIRTs and individual organizations/institutions/persons. 
▪   Allow the Sectoral CSIRTs to share incident reports with the National CSIRT  in an internationally accepted standard 
▪   A secured system to be able to collate cybersecurity incident statistics and for periodic analysis 
▪   Integration of a call center operations for Incident Reporting and handling 
▪   Integration of Points of Contact (PoC) of the sector CSIRTs in the new infrastructure for smooth incident handling 
▪   Implementation of incident response tools including pen testing tools to aid the CSIRT team with incident response and analysis 
▪   Acquisition of cyber forensics tools (computer examination, mobile forensics, malware analysis, etc.) to aid forensic examination and to support the forensic capabilities of the associated law enforcement unit of the CSIRT 
▪   Deployment of six (6) monitors for incident monitoring and analysis. 
▪   The solution should be customizable of which the Centre can scale up its operational scope in the future. 
▪   Training for the NCSC’ team 
 
B. Deployment  of  a  Cyber  Platform  for  the  Implementation,  continuous Monitoring and Evaluation of Ghana’s National Cybersecurity Policy & Strategy 
A secure information technology infrastructure to support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the National Cybersecurity Policy & Strategy 
A technology platform to conduct continuous national cybersecurity assessment and to monitor implementation of cybersecurity initiatives and activities across different agencies/sectors. 
The platform is expected to receive inputs/feeds from all sectors such as the CNII sector, criminal justice sector, government sector, etc, and it is expected to support assessment of national cybersecurity risks. 
The solution required is expected to facilitate regular reporting from different agencies/sectors, including reporting by members of the National Cyber Security Technical Working Group (NCSTWG). 
The solution should facilitate executive level (ministerial level) tracking of the level of implementation of national cybersecurity policy and strategy as well as the level of cybersecurity readiness both at the national level and agencyspecific sectors. 
The  solution  is  required  to  facilitate  national  cybersecurity  monitoring, evaluation and reporting 
The solution should be customizable of which the Centre can scale up its operational scope in the future. 
Training for the NCSC’s team. 
 
The systems will ultimately enable the Centre to operationalize its mandate in incident response and the implementation of Ghana’s National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy. 
 
3. Bidding will be conducted through National Competitive Bidding using a Request for Bids  (RFB) as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines - Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants January 2011 Revised July 2014 and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. 
 
4. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information at the address given below and inspect the bidding document during office hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the address given below. 
 
5. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be downloaded or emailed free of charge. Soft copies of the bidding documents are available free of charge online but hard copies may additionally be purchased by interested Bidders on submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Two hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢200.00) or Fifty US Dollars (US$50.00). The method of payment will be cash or bank draft in the name of the Ministry of Communications. The document may be directly downloaded from the website and/or collected at the address given below or sent by courier upon specific written request and payment of an additional  non-refundable  amount  for  US$150.00  for  overseas  delivery  costs  or GHS200.00 for local delivery costs by the bidder. The Ministry of Communications will not be responsible for any loss or late receipt of bidding documents 
 
6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 hours GMT on October 1, 2019. Electronic Bidding will not be permitted. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the Bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who chooses to attend at the address below on October 1, 2019 at 10:00 hours GMT. 
 
7. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Securing Declaration. Late bids will be rejected. 
 
8. The address(es) referred to above is (are): 
 
The address for Purchase of the Bidding Document referred to above is: 
Address for Download and/or Purchase of Address for Submission of Bid
Bid Documents
 
The Chief Director
Attn: The Project Coordinator eTransform Project
Rooms 39 Fifth Floor,
Ministry of Communications Office Complex
Abdul Diouf Street, near Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence
P.O. Box M.38, Ministries, Accra Ghana
Digital Address: GA-079-0539 
The Chief Director
Attn: The Project Coordinator eTransform Project
Six Floor
Conference Room
Ministry of Communications Office Complex
Abdul Diouf Street, near Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence
P.O. Box M.38, Ministries, Accra Ghana
Digital Address: GA-079-0539