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.
The programme plans to run a number of procurements to source 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 procurement, or procurements, have still to be finalised and this site will be updated as the planning progresses.
At this time, the intention is to run two initial procurements:-
To learn more about the opportunities relating to the publicly funded elements of the Shared Rural Network, please complete the below form. Following receipt of an expression of interest the authority will send a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) to the supplier to sign online. Once the NDA has been signed and verified by the authority, the supplier will be provided with an RFI.