Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT)
WESTERN CAPE BROADBAND INITIATIVE: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI): PROVINCIAL-WIDE AREA NETWORK
The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) is driving and co-ordinating the development of robust and ubiquitous broadband infrastructure and services across the Western Cape Province.
In order to meet the Provincial short-term and longer term broadband objectives, parallel processes are being followed to ensure continuous service delivery and meet the business requirements of various departments in the Western Cape Government.
The Western Cape Government (WCG) requests information pursuant to the provision of a telecommunications network (known as the ‘Provincial-Wide Area Network’ or PWAN) to provide connectivity to various buildings and other facilities across the province of the Western Cape. These facilities include schools, libraries, clinics, community centres and other public facilities, as well as satellite administrative offices and depots. This telecommunications network must be capable of carrying data and voice communications and provide public Internet access together with private corporate government network access (for multiple government clients), on the same infrastructure.
The information gathered through this RFI process will be used to shape a tender/ bid/RFP which will be issued in the 3rd quarter of 2012 for the implementation of a PWAN. This RFP will cover an implementation period of approximately 4-5 years for the short-term service, whereafter the service will be consolidated into the longer term PPP.
Please note: • Any information provided will be treated as confidential and only for the use of the Western Cape Government • This RFI is not to be confused with the current tender for the Transaction Advisor, as these are separate processes and initiatives • Enquiries and requests for RFI documents detailing the information requirements should be directed to the following email address: [email protected]
Closing date: All responses to be returned to Nashreen Moosa via email:
[email protected] by 31 July 2012 at 16:00.