Programme Delivery Model
Broadband Delivery Programme
Ensure that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local suppliers can partake in the delivery of local broadband solutions.
Principle 11: Maximise competition where appropriate:
Ensure a level playing field where possible to allow competition between suppliers within or across regions where there is capability and capacity and appetite in the marketplace
including SMEs and community suppliers as appropriate;
Where one supplier has a temporary or permanent competitive advantage that is detrimental to the market place adapt the sourcing strategy accordingly;
Avoid the creation of local monopolies where this would restrict competition in consumer choice and pricing; and
Work with Ofcom to influence the regulatory environment as appropriate.
Principle 12: Minimise aggregate transaction and delivery costs for the public and private sectors:
Promote materials and processes which minimise individual procurement costs;
Help aggregate requirements on a cross locality basis where possible to minimise the number of procurements, while still responding to local needs and ensuring solutions are acceptable to stakeholders;
Promote application of off-the-shelf products and business-as-usual processes for the supply chain as much as possible; and
Facilitate the repeatability of projects.
Principle 13: Achieve appropriate and affordable outcomes:
Seek optimal risk allocation between the public and private sector, while ensuring that it is acceptable and deliverable;
Provide funding towards capital expenditure only. Ensure that solutions are economically viable and commercially sustainable in the long term; and
Ensure solutions deliver what the end customer needs and will pay for and that suppliers can deliver.
Principle 14: Maintain compliance with regulations:
Ensure consistency with State Aid regulations; and
Ensure consistency with public procurement regulations.