Super Connected City Plan OMR London
Ultra fast broadband connectivity for London. During the open market review a questionnaire will be released to the market to obtain the required OMR data.
UK-London: Telecommunications network
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Transport for London (Information and Communications Technology)
Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street
Contact point(s): Commercial ICT
For the attention of: Stacey Lewis
SW1H 0TL London
Telephone: +44 2071263282
General address of the contracting authority: www.tfl.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
NUTS code UKI
In December 2011, the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport announced the Super Connected Cities Plan (SCCP) initiative and the establishment of an Urban Broadband Fund (UBF) to assist the UK’s largest cities to deliver ultrafast fixed broadband infrastructure. The aim of this initiative is to drive economic growth, attract new business investment and to transform the way public services are provided and accessed.
In November 2012 the UK Government’s broadband delivery team (BDUK) awarded the GLA an allocation from the Urban Broadband Fund (UBF) worth up to GBP 25 million, to support private sector investment in ultrafast broadband infrastructure (i.e. download speeds greater than 80 Mbit/s) in areas across London where no Next Generation Access (NGA) infrastructure exists now, or is planned to exist in the next 3 years.
TfL is undertaking an open market testing exercise, referred to as an open market review (OMR), on behalf of the GLA, in order to inform interested suppliers of the SCCP programme and to collect data to establish a more precise identification of the coverage and planned coverage in London for the next 3 years. It is expected that service providers will provide their NGA network coverage plans to a street-and building-level.
During the open market review a questionnaire will be released to the market to obtain the required OMR data. The GLA may invite some responders to meetings to clarify their questionnaire response.
Suppliers who are interested in this PIN should register their interest by emailing SCCPOMR@tfl.gov.uk whereupon they will be issued a copy of the questionnaire.
All respondants will be required to sign a mutual non-disclosure agreement before participating in this process.
The questionnaire for the Open Market Review will be available from the 1.3.2013 and all responses need to be returned from the interested suppliers by 16:00 on the 15.3.2013.
TfL reserves the right to invite suppliers to take part in discussions to review the data that has been provided.
TfL is under no obligation to follow up this open market testing in any way or with any interested parties. Any such discussions will cease in the immediate run up to any formal competition.
This PIN notice does not constitute a call for competition to procure any services, supplies or works for TfL and TfL is not bound to accept any proposals offered. TfL is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party participating in the open market testing exercise. Any procurement of any services, supplies or works by TfL in due course will be carried out strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
Upon completion of this stage TfL will look to release a further Prior Information Notice (PIN) in order to run a competitive process for the allocation of UBF monies to support the extension of NGA infrastructure across selected areas of London.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.2.2013