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United Kingdom-Downpatrick: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Notice for changes or additional information
(Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, 2019/S 087-208997)
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
Pre Market Engagement for the Delivery of the Full Fibre Northern Ireland full fibre programme — Anchor Tenancy
Full Fibre Northern Ireland is a consortium of 10 councils in Northern Ireland, hosted by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.
The consortium has been conditionally awarded 15 000 000 GBP from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Local Full Fibre Network Programme (LLFN). It plans to supplement this grant with funding from other sources.
The consortium and other public sector bodies recognise that the provision of high quality, reliable high-speed connectivity is a necessity for a 21st century economy and society. They seek to future proof their network connectivity requirements over a period of 20-30 years through the installation of gigabit capable network services through LFFN Public Sector Anchor Tenancy (PSAT) projects.
The consortium plans to run up to five separate procurements with very similar features to meet its requirements.
This PIN concerns the pre-market engagement for these procurements. Details of a market information day are given below.
Section VI: Complementary information
Section VII: Changes
The Full Fibre Northern Ireland is shortly expected to pass the DCMS Checkpoint that will initiate the procurement process. The first procurement is planned for early October 2019, subject to this and other constraints.
We thank those organisations that participated in the Market Information Day in May 2019 for their inputs.
Since then, we have made small changes to reflect the lesson learned from other Local Full Fibre Networks procurements, but the content that we shared on that day remains valid.
Recognising that potential bidders may also have learned lessons from such procurements, we offer a further opportunity for 1:1 webinar sessions with the Consortium. These sessions will allow commercially sensitive topics to be addressed privately. Each session will be conducted to the same agenda. The sessions are available until 27.9.2019.
Organisations wishing to participate in such a 1:1 session should register by emailing Michael Forster at email@example.com by 17.00 on 20.9.2019.