The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in December 2012 confirmed a further 12 cities will be allocated funding from the Urban Broadband Fund in addition to the ten cities that were announced in last year’s Budget.
DCMS anticipates that all of these cities will commence procurement during summer 2013. To be successful DCMS recognises the importance of communication with suppliers in each area who will provide the necessary capability to deploy infrastructure and sell services over it to the many businesses and residential customers who will benefit. We are therefore undertaking a process of consultation with potential suppliers.
This consultation provides information on commercial delivery models that could be adopted by city projects and sets the context of the funding and procurement options that may exist against them. This consultation process is being used to understand how the likely views and level of involvement of suppliers may be impacted by such actors as infrastructure access conditions, scope of commercial arrangements, approaches to procurement and funding.
Urban Broadband Fund Consultation letter (PDF 50kb)
Urban Broadband Fund Consultation letter (Word 95kb)
Urban Broadband Fund Supplier Questionnaire (PDF 175kb)
Urban Broadband Fund Supplier Questionnaire (Word 205kb)
Urban Broadband Fund Consultation (PDF 441kb)
Urban Broadband Fund Consultation (Word 588kb)
How to respond
Open date: 22 February 2013
Closing date: 15 March 2013
Please send your comments or if you have any queries about this consultation to:
Freedom of information
Please note responses may be published, unless you ask us not to do so. In addition under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 all information in responses, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure. If any correspondent requests confidentiality this cannot be guaranteed, and will only be possible if considered appropriate under the legislation.
For enquiries about the consultation (handling) process only please email email@example.com, heading your communication 'Urban Broadband Fund Consultation'.
These documents are available online in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.