Published date: 22 August 2018

Last edited date: 22 August 2018

This notice was replaced on 5 June 2019

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 5 June 2019)

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.

Contract summary


  • Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment - 32000000

  • Installation services of communications equipment - 51300000

  • Telecommunications services - 64200000

    • Telecommunication consultancy services - 71316000

    • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

    • Advertising and marketing services - 79340000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£1,850,578 to £11,240,000

Procurement reference


Published date

22 August 2018

Closing date

15 October 2018

Contract start date

1 December 2018

Contract end date

30 November 2028

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Cambridgeshire County Council is seeking to appoint a single supplier or suppliers, or consortium of suppliers acting as a single legal entity, for the provision of Next Generation Broadband infrastructure across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to enable sustainable access to 99% of all premises by not later than the end of 2020. The Connecting Cambridgeshire project is aiming to extend the availability of Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. Connecting Cambridgeshire has previously invested public funds through one contract, to extend the availability of NGA infrastructure in areas where no commercial plans were in place as verified through State Aid Public Consultations to 97% of the county.Stage 4 is aiming to secure a telecom provider(s) to deploy NGA networks (supporting access line speeds of atleast 30Mbps) to bring total coverage to over 99% by the end of 2020 for the funding envelope that is available. Further information regarding the tender is available in Data Room 1.
The procurement will follow an Open procedure and with the contract(s) expected to be awarded in November 2018. Please note that the Defra Grant Funding is only available to provide coverage to DEFRA identified premises. It is not general funding available for coverage of any other premises.

More information


Additional text

The total contract value is up to £11,240,000 and includes both available and potential funding. The LOT values of £1,850,578 and £2,649,422 reflects the immediately available funding.
The Authority is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement process and communicate with Potential Providers.
There will be no hard copy documents issued to Potential Providers and all communications with The Authority including, submission of Potential Provider responses, will be conducted via The Authority's 'LGSS Procurement Portal (ProContract)
The portal is powered by ProActis and located at
Potential Providers who experience technical difficulties when using the LGSS Procurement Portal should contact the support desk Mon-Fri, 9:00 to 17:30
Tel: 0330 052 0352
Must be received by 12:00/Midday on Tuesday 28th August 2018

About the buyer

Contact name

Chris Nunn


Shire Hall
Castle Hill
United Kingdom