Guidance and decision-making support tools
The Cyber Security Procurement Support Tool (CSPST) is a decision making support tool which all suppliers bidding for public sector contracts will be asked to use. Guidance on how to use the CSPST tool are available for public sector buyers and suppliers.
CSPST allows public sector buyers to risk-assess their contracts whilst developing their procurement strategy based on the sensitivity and handling of information and/or the access supplier may be granted to public sector systems and networks.
CSPST produces a risk profile and associated question set which potential suppliers can be invited to address as part of their tender. Suppliers can log onto CSPST and answer the questions and, in an effort to reduce burdens, will be able to reuse previous answers where applicable. Suppliers can also test their current cyber security and resilience through answering the questions and receiving a detailed report outlining any potential deficiencies with advice on how to further improve their cyber security.
Procurement Support Tool