United Kingdom-Hertford: Postal and telecommunications services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Section II: Object
HCC - 01/18 Pre-Procurement Market Engagement for The Provision of Super-fast Broadband in Hertfordshire phase 3
Hertfordshire County Council (the “Council”) is carrying out Pre-Procurement Market Engagement (“PPME”) in relation to the provision of super-fast broadband in Hertfordshire phase 3. The Council will consider the feedback received to help inform the Council’s options and further decision making. For the avoidance of doubt, this stage of the project is not part of a formal procurement process and the council is not committing, at this stage, to carrying out such a process. Participation or non-participation in the PPME shall not prevent any supplier participating in a potential future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of the PPME shall place any supplier at an advantage in a potential procurement process. Participation in the PPME will be at each organisation’s own cost. No expense in responding to this PPME will be reimbursed by the Council.
Hertfordshire County Council is looking to facilitate the deployment of infrastructure that will support superfast broadband connections (i.e. above 30 megabit per second (mbps)) to premises that will not be receive such a service with existing or planned infrastructure. Further details can be seen in the project brief in the PPME document.
Please note that although we have selected No Lots the exact nature of the approach is yet to be determined.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
To access the PPME documentation please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance. To participate in this PPME, organisations must submit their completed supplier questionnaire, together with any supporting documents, through the In-Tend system by the return deadline of 12:00 Noon 28.2.2018. Please make sure that you have submitted your supplier questionnaire following the instructions above. The council will not be held accountable for any errors made by an organisation in submitting their supplier questionnaire. If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via email email@example.com or telephone +44 (0)114 407 0065 for any website /technical questions. Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.