A new free to use toolkit to guide buyers and sellers of security

Posted by pt91 at Sep 14, 2011 04:40 PM |
Announcement by University of Leicester spin-out company Perpetuity Group

Issued by Perpetuity Group Ltd on 8 September 2011

A new toolkit is released today designed to help all those involved in buying and selling security products and services. The toolkit is based on original research including over 50 in depth interviews with procurers and security personnel.[i] Moreover, it is free.

Those who are new to security and those who are experts will find the toolkit an invaluable resource. Each section is self contained, full of tips and advice, and is user-friendly. It is comprehensive too, incorporating key principles alongside good practice advice for each of the buying stages.

Leader of the Perpetuity team, responsible for developing the toolkit Professor Martin Gill stated:

Our own research revealed that both buyers and sellers of security encountered problems with the procurement process. This project was developed to understand the key pinch points and produce guidance based on the experience of those involved as well as drawing upon good practice from around the world.

The topics covered include:

1.     The purpose of the toolkit

  • How to use the tool-kit
  • Introducing security
  • Introducing procurement

2.     Planning and preparation

  • The decision to purchase
  • Developing a good specification

3.     Tendering

  • The Pre Qualifying Questionnaire (PQQ)
  • the Invitation To Tender (ITT)
  • E-tendering

4.     Evaluation

  • Site visits
  • Interview and the presentation
  • Innovation
  • E-auctions

5.     Towards contract award

  • Selection
  • Negotiation

6.     Templates (samples)

7.     Reference

  • Mini case studies
  • Glossary
  • Useful links and references

The Toolkit has emerged from the Security Research Initiative supported by the BSIA, ASIS and the Security Institute and currently backed by leading companies (Advance, Carlisle Security, Case, Caterpillar, E-on, Emprise, Mitie, NSI, Nexen, OCS, Securitas, Standard Life, VSG, Wilson James).

The design is based on the very successful Security Strategy tool-kit that emerged from a previous Security Research Initiative project:


Access to the toolkit is available free of charge from today, just follow the link to the website and following the instructions:


To request a username and password please contact Katrina Lister 0116 222 5555,  k.lister@perpetuitygroup.com

To discuss the toolkit, please contact Martin Gill, 0774 028 4286,


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