Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive
Section I: Contracting Change
I.1) Name and addresses
Contact person: Julie Gordon
Telephone: +44 1312443756
Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5) Main activity
General public services
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
Scottish Government - Reaching 100% Superfast Broadband Programme
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
The purpose of this programme is 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 receive such a service with existing or planned infrastructure by the end of 2021 with significant progress by the end of 2018. The programme builds on the investment in superfast broadband that has been realised through the two Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programmes being run by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the Scottish Government Rest of Scotland (ROS). We have estimated there may be around 200-000 - 300,000 white premises to be addressed by the R100 programme. For various reasons including state aid requirements it is likely that the remaining premises will be split into several procurements or lots within one or more procurements.
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:
All of Scotland
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
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.
II.2.14) Additional information
Please note that although we have selected "No Lots" this requirement is likely to be split into either several procurements and/or Lots but the exact nature of the approach is yet to be determined.
II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.3) Additional information
Scottish Government is seeking views and information from industry in connection with the areas set out in the Request for Information (RFI) form attached to this advert. Information provided in response to this request will be used in the development of the procurement approach for Reaching 100% superfast broadband. Please email response to the RFI directly to R100@gov.scot no later than 30 September 2016. Scottish Government would like to publish the names and contact details of all suppliers who respond to this RFI on a web based portal to allow suppliers to collaborate or create consortia to bid for the R100 procurements. If you do not wish your details to be published, please state this clearly in your response.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=458820.
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice
Information added to the notice since publication.
Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
|27/09/2016 08:11||Reminder - Timescales for submission of RFI
Thank you for your interest in the Reaching 100% Broadband Programme. Just a reminder that the closing date for completed RFIs is this coming Friday - 30th September 2016. We are very grateful for your time and effort to help us shape our approach to this programme.
|27/09/2016 08:13||Email address for RFIs
Please can you ensure all completed RFIs are sent to the following email address: