REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - FIRMS
The University of the West Indies (the UWI) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$ 8,496,100 towards the cost of The University of the West Indies Digital Transformation Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of The UWI and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than The UWI shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The University of the West Indies, is the Executing Agency of this Project and now wishes to procure consultancy services for Delivery Of Training In Cybersecurity.
The objective of the consultancy is as follows:
To provide comprehensive training for the UWI CSIRT in targeted areas of interest identified and to deliver these instructor-led sessions. These sessions should be in alignment with University’s move to improve staff members’ competencies, and to effectively deal with threats, such as, zero-day attacks, and manage emerging technologies, primarily, cloud computing. Additionally and importantly, the training is expected to buttress UWI’s capability to protect its informational assets and supporting infrastructure.
The instructor-led training will consist of the following components:
- Certified Ethical Hacking Certification
- CompTIA Security+ Certification
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification
Further details can be found in the attached Terms of Reference. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of 20 days delivered as four courses, each spanning five days.