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    • UK Umbrella State Aid Granted by European Commission

      Broadband Delivery UK (the organisation responsible for delivering the £52 million of public funding for the Connecting Devon and Somerset Project) has been granted State Aid* clearance by the European Commission. This allows Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to approve local

    • BT Appointed Preferred Bidder for the Connecting Devon and Somerset Programme

      The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has announced that it has appointed BT as preferred bidder for the provision of superfast broadband across Devon and Somerset. The next stage of the project involves undertaking due diligence on the tender

    • Procurement Update

      As part of satisfying State Aid requirements, Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) is required to announce the launch of its invitation to tender (ITT) for the selection of its chosen supplier from the recent Framework arrangement set up by BDUK.

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** Direct supplier: Suppliers such as contractors who can contribute to the actual roll out of the infrastructure, such as engineering and construction companies, telelcommunications/broadband specialists, civil works contractors.

** Indirect supplier: Suppliers who can provide support services such as accommodation providers, taxi firms, local retailers, catering services for the main Suppliers’ staff or sub-contractors.

What happens after I register?

Your registration permits us to share your disclosed details with the potential main Broadband Suppliers – please read our Terms and Conditions.

The information captured during this registration process will be used by the Connecting Devon and Somerset partnership and their main contractors, to assess and match supply chain capability with the workstream requirements. Businesses may then be invited to tender or quote against those requirements as supply opportunities occur.