NET-4733 - USA (Michigan) - Professional Broadband Assessment and Planning Consulting Services - Deadline July 1,2021

Product (RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Etc.) ID: NET-4733

Government Authority located in Michigan; USA based organization looking for expert vendor for professional broadband assessment and planning consulting services.

[A] Budget: Looking for Proposals

[B] Scope of Service:

(1) Vendor needs to provide professional broadband assessment and planning consulting services that will focus on creating a structured evaluation of the wide range of strategies available to the county for deployment of broadband service to the government authority located in Michigan.
- Research and evaluate the current supply of broadband communications assets, products and services in the county through a range of efforts and methodologies identified by the successful consultant. Develop a communication and outreach strategy to engage stakeholders, disseminate information, and provide opportunities for inclusion in the process.
- Evaluate the current and future demand and market for broadband products and services in the County by gathering input from:
 - Public stakeholders (e.g. local and regional government agencies, educational institutions, federal agencies, etc.)
 - Private stakeholders (e.g. local businesses, business organizations, healthcare providers, digital divide advocates, other interested consumers, residents, and interest groups)
 - Broadband providers regarding the demand for, and adoption of, their products
- Provide strategic guidance in the planning of a broadband connectivity project that can be implemented as cost-effectively and quickly as possible for the purpose of enabling economic development and citizen connectivity.
- Provide a completed Engineering and Assessment report that provides multiple potential recommendations relative to mechanisms for high-speed internet service delivery (e.g. fiber to the premises (FTTP), wireless, fiber and wireless hybrid, etc.) including suggested infrastructure and backhaul routes for each recommendation.
- Assess potential construction and operational relationships with public, private, and membership owned companies in the service area and with publicly and privately funded networks as suitable for interconnection.
- Provide an assessment of the telecommunications environment detailing the location of facilities, types of services, pricing, availability and limitations. Identify potential areas for partnership between the county and incumbent providers and, if possible, provide assistance to the county in creating a dialogue with these providers.
- Identify potential wired network routes and interconnected points as well as potential tower site recommendations to support and maximize coverage.
- Determine what economic and community impact broadband issues are having on the county. This should include an evaluation of key issues limiting broadband expansion and a phased, prioritized approach to broadband expansion.
- Identify potential funding sources and provide strong justification for funding to serve as the bases for a grant and loan application to support project implementation.
- Evaluate and map current levels of cellular coverage within the county. Identify and prioritize ways to increase cellular coverage and quality throughout the county.
(2) All questions must be submitted no later than June 16, 2021.

[C] Eligibility:

- Onshore (USA Organization Only);

[D] Work Performance:


Expiry Date : Thursday, 1 July, 2021

Question Answer Deadline : Wednesday, 16 June, 2021

Category : Networking Services and Supplies

Country : USA

State : Michigan

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