Procurement approach

The publicly funded elements of the Shared Rural Network will follow an open, fair and transparent competitive procurement process. In line with procurement law, state aid rules and government policies, there will be a role for the whole supply chain in the procurement process.

The procurement process will identify suppliers who can deliver against a number of criteria and requirements, including offering suitable value for money and an ability to support the delivery of the SRN’s outcomes on geographic, roads and premises coverage obligations.

Find out more on our Procurement FAQ page.

Planned procurements

The programme plans to run a number of procurements to source certain products and services that will be required for implementation of SRN. This will be conducted in compliance with public sector procurement procedures (“Public Contracts Regulations 2015”).

All procurements will be open to any organisation to respond and participate.

Details of the upcoming procurements have still to be finalised and this site will be updated as the planning progresses.

At this time, DMSL has issued public information notices for the following two initial procurements (such procurements to be managed by DMSL on behalf of the Mobile Network Operators (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone):-

  • to appoint suppliers on an ADB framework, to provide all of the services of Acquisition, Design and Build services for telecoms mast base station sites. The ADB services are expected to be provided, through call-off contracts, in different combinations or as a single solution (Link to ADB Framework Public Information Notice); and
  • to appoint suppliers to own and provide a managed solution to deliver mobile telecoms base station site services along with the operation and maintenance of selected equipment (Link to Managed Solution Framework Public Information Notice).

Register your interest

To  learn more about the procurement opportunities relating to the publicly funded elements of the Shared Rural Network, please complete the below form.

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