Published date: 1 December 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 12 January 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Networks - 32400000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 December 2020

Closing date

12 January 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

9 February 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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Delt Shared Services is acting on behalf of Plymouth City Council as their support services provider.

Plymouth City Council, via the Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC) and in partnership with Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), has secured funding to support the procurement and installation of an advanced communications system across the Smart Sound Plymouth marine testing and proving ground. The proving area offers a range of marine environmental conditions from comparative shelter to offshore hostile marine environments. To further facilitate the operation of remotely operated and autonomous vessels and enhance the ability to conduct marine research there is a requirement to deliver reliable high-speed communications to a diverse array of assets and platforms using the Smart Sound facility.

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://

Responses to this opportunity are to be submitted via email to by the deadline specified within this notice and within the tender documents.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Fiona Shand


Building 2, Derriford Business Park


01752 581842


Closing: 12 January 2021, 12pm