Tender: Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Solution

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) is seeking to improve its Information Security capacity and implementation of document management system which includes archiving and digitization from reputable vendors.

All proposals will include knowledge transfer, mentoring and working with the PIFS staff. All vendors are expected to make a presentation on their bids on request within 2 working days.
The services are expected to be delivered within 1 month after being awarded.

a.) Propose and Supply of an Information Security solution for the following:
     i.) Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration testing

b.) The Secretariat reserves the right to:
    i.) Withdraw or cancel any or all items listed above;
    ii.) Is not bound to accept the lowest or any tender and reserves the right to award the service provider at its sole discretion and convenience without assigning any reasons; and
    iii.) Accept or reject any proposal without thereby incurring any liability to the affect Bidder.

Submissions should be clearly marked as:

T17/2017-REQUEST FOR TENDER: “Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing”.

Method of Submissions:
Interested Vendors are encouraged to provide written submissions to address the eligibility criteria and response, also should attach their CV.
Submissions must be forwarded in PDF format following the instructions at: and should be titled:

Request for Tender – Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Private Mail Bag
Suva, Fiji

*All interested bidders will need to register at

Deadline for Submissions:
Submissions need to reach the Forum Secretariat by 5:00pm (Fiji time) Monday 18 December, 2017.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

All queries or requests for information must be submitted via the Question and Answer Forum on before 12:00pm on Tuesday 5 December 2017.
All queries will be responded to via the Question and Answer Forum on before 12:00pm on Thursday 7 December 2017.

The Secretariat will not be responsible for non-receipt/non-delivery of the Bid documents due to any reason whatsoever.

Any complaints regarding the Secretariat’s tender must be directed to the following email: Complaints must be well founded and should not be used as a mechanism for notifying displeasure with the outcome of a tender award. Further information on making a complaint can be found on the Policies & Information page at
In the event that further information is required by the Secretariat in relation to the Request for tender, the Secretariat reserves the right to seek the required information without the need for calling for resubmission of proposals.

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