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Two more BDUK projects enter procurement phase
Friday 01 February 2013 10:13:42 by Andrew Ferguson

A busy week in BDUK land, as now the projects for West Sussex and Derbyshire have both moved into procurement where they will entertain plans from both BT and Fujitsu.

Estimates on timeline for the two projects suggest awarding of the contract in the summer, so we would not expect the first connections until Spring 2014.


Posted by chilting over 4 years ago
West Sussex CC have shown a remarkable lack of vigour with thier project. Why they should be well over a year behind other councils is completely unaceptable. In the meantime we are languishing with broadband speed well below 2 Meg here in West Chiltington.
Posted by zyborg47 over 4 years ago
I don't know why Fujitsu bothers, BT will get it. do these councils think we are thick, we know they will choose Bt and the only reason another company is in the talks is so it looks good.

Posted by big_bubbaloola over 4 years ago
@zyborg47 - you're more accurate than you can possibly imagine

@chilting - Unfortunately that's WSCC in a nutshell. If something can take a week, some senior manager somewhere can justify his position by making a 12 week process.
Posted by ccxo over 4 years ago
The counties have to wait their turn to go through procurement, its a long and slow process but thats the requirement, even though the outcome is pretty much predetermined.
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