The Sheffield City Region (SCR) is located at the strategic heart of the country. It is comprised of the nine local authority areas of Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield. Of these nine authorities four (Barnsley Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield) are constituent members of the SCR Mayoral Combined Authority (SCRMCA) and the remaining five areas are non-constituent members. SCR has a diverse economy with a dynamic core city, important industrial and market towns, fabulous countryside and a significant rural economy. The City Region encompasses more than 1.8 million people and approximately 800,000 jobs. SCR’s economy has an output of more than £34 billion per annum and contains approximately 52,000 businesses. South Yorkshire covers the four districts of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, and this is the geography that this project is primarily concerned.
SCR is seeking proposals for a Digital Infrastructure Strategy approach in order to understand the real situation of how, and how fast, a digital infrastructure transformation could happen across South Yorkshire, to understand whether the Market can deliver quickly and what enabling actions and support the public sector could provide to accelerate full fibre and 5G roll-out.
We invite interested parties to present a proposal that will fulfil the purpose and aims set out above. In undertaking this, we envisage four elements to the work being commissioned. These are:
- Industry and Market Reality Check
- Supportive Interventions
- Preparation of the Digital Infrastructure Strategy for South Yorkshire
- Advocacy with Government:
Bidders can obtain relevant information, including the Specification, instructions for submitting a bid and Contract, in the Request for Quote document.
The deadline for the submission of bids is 12.00 noon on 28th February 2020. All submissions should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
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