Gigabit Capable Connectivity DPS

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) is working to develop a new commercial agreement for the provision of fibre optic network infrastructure and services for the public sector.

Scope

We are creating an agreement for fibre optic infrastructure and services. This will include both dark fibre and lit services over which public sector organisations and their agents can deliver network services.

This agreement is being developed in coordination with the Department for Culture Media and Sports (DCMS) to provide a route to market for building upgrade projects where funding has been allocated through the Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) programme. The agreement will be available for the entirety of the public sector, regardless of funding source.

The proposed commercial vehicle is a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

Market engagement

If you are interested in attending an online market engagement session please express your interest by emailing Hugo Delamain at gcc@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Further details will be provided on request.

Your email must clearly state:

  • Organisation name
  • Contact name
  • Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation)
  • Contact phone number
  • Contact email
  • Organisation website link.

Customer engagement

We want to begin consultations with public sector organisations who are users of these services to help bring experience, knowledge and information on user needs to shape the solution.

The aim of the consultations is to identify where we can learn from past experiences to improve upon current arrangements and maximise commercial benefits through a robust specification of requirements with the ability to keep up with new, innovative products and solutions.

We would value any feedback you have to help us deliver an outstanding solution. If you would like to contribute to the solution and participate in customer engagement, please email Hugo Delamain at: gcc@crowncommercial.gov.uk.

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in OJEU Not available yet
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Timescales

Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement March/April 2019
Drafting procurement documents April/May 2019
Publication of OJEU September 2019
Framework award October 2019