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School ICT News Bulletin No. 256 - 17/09/2015

Published by ICT Shared Services

September eBulletin Update

Norfolk Schools Broadband procurement project update – September 2015

The procurement process for a new contract for Broadband services for schools is on track within the published timeline and has progressed well over the summer.

Last term we said that five bidders had submitted responses for the Pre-qualification Questionnaire stage of the process. This stage assessed the suitability of suppliers for the next stage based on their experience and financial standing of delivering similar scale contracts to similar customers.

We said we would shortlist to 3 bidders by 4th September based on their outline proposals. This is stage is now complete.  At this stage we are unable to name the bidders due to the commercial sensitivity of the process.

Next Steps

The 3 bidders are now compiling their response to our Statement of Requirements. We commence dialogue with the 3 bidders early October to development the optimum solution. During this process we will have the opportunity to discuss elements of the solution with users and to invite feedback.

More information about the procurement process and the key success criteria are available here

Author: ICT Shared Services