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Finland-Espoo: Telecommunications services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.erillisverkot.fi
Section II: Object
RFI: Virve 2.0 Mission Critical Services
The Virve 2.0 project will implement a nationwide mission critical mobile broadband service for the Finnish public safety and other authorities during early 2020s. Two major procurements to set up a mobile broadband network are already ongoing. This request for information (RFI) marks the start of the next phase of the project by adding 3GPP standards based mission critical voice, data and video services to Virve 2.0. This RFI is not a request for proposal (RFP), nor an invite to formal negotiations. Its purpose is to gather information about potential suppliers and potential ways to define, procure and implement future Virve 2.0 mission critical services. For example, the answers will help us to form our requirements in related procurement(s) later on.
We invite answers and comments from all parties working on mission critical broadband communications. We are especially keen to learn from those who already are or aim to be suppliers of 3GPP defined mission critical services or related elements/functions. This RFI does not bind Suomen Erillisverkot to make any procurement based on this request. Participation to this RFI does not in any way bind any party in a potential future invitation to tender. Suppliers who refrain from participating in this RFI are equally allowed to participate to potential future RFP. Interested suppliers are kindly requested to respond by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the email, please include the full name of your company and its contact person, including the person's email. Also, please write into subject field of the email ‘Suomen Erillisverkot — Virve 2.0 mission critical services’.
RFI/Virve 2.0, phase 2, with specific questions can be found from here: https://www.erillisverkot.fi/files/328/Virve_2_mission_critical_services_RFI.pdf
The deadline for comments is 17.1.2020. Answers and comments can be delivered by email (email@example.com).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This prior information notice will replace Hilma notice number 2019-023354 released on 12.11.2019.