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'Challenging issues' face broadband in the Borders

A report has outlined the “challenging issues” facing the rollout of superfast broadband in the Borders. By September 2017, 82.7% of premises were connected to fibre enabled cabinets or exchanges with a target of 94.9% by the end of this year. However, a report said the distance from the exchanges – known as the “long lines” issue – was a concern.

This means that although a home or business have a connection it might notice no improvement in speed. The report to Scottish Borders Council’s executive committee outlines the progress made so far in delivering services and the issues encountered. It said good digital connectivity was “crucially important” to the future economic development of the region.

More than 130 new superfast broadband cabinets and exchanges have been installed delivering new services to more than 31,800 premises.

The council report said that while good progress had been made, the local authority would need to continue to press to ensure its “long-standing ambition” of everyone having access to superfast broadband could be met. Among the issues being encountered is the distance from cabinets and exchanges in more rural areas. The Scottish government announced last year it intended to spend GBP600m delivering superfast broadband to 100% of premises across the country by the end of 2021.

The report warned the challenge of delivering that should “not be underestimated”. It said a number of procurement exercises would be required, particularly in rural areas like the Borders.

‘Less-peripheral premises’

A range of technologies would also need to be used to deliver the 100% coverage target. One option which the report said could be considered was an “outside-in” approach to ensure the most remote premises and communities still without the service were connected first.

It said that would address the most challenging situations and ensure funding went to where it was most likely to be needed most.

In addition the report said that approach might help create solutions that could be used on “less-peripheral premises”.

US Federal Business Opportunity: Department of the Navy: 58

Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Location: SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
Date you need to respond by: 21-March-2016
Classification Code: 58 — Communication, detection, & coherent radiation equipment
Solicitation Number: N66001-16-T-7437 Naics code: 332312

Description:
Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation. Set Aside: Total Small Business This is a SSC Pacific combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This announcement constitutes only the solicitation.

Competitive quotes are being requested under N66001-16-T-7437. This requirement is set-aside for small businesses, NAICS code is 332312 and the size standard is 500 employees. Note: UID Labels are required on all equipment with a unit cost of $5,000 or more per DFARS 252-211-7003, Item Identification & Valuation. If there is a cost for the UID Label, please quote a separate line item. Line Item 0001: AS-4623 Antenna Kit (Per Document 5630053 (01/10/2010) – SPAWAR Drawings Attached) QTY: 6 EA Line Item 0002: UID Label/s QTY: UID Label required on equipment which has a unit cost of $5,000.00 or more. Reference DFARS 252.211-7003. If there is a cost for the UID Label please quote “separately”. Line Item 0003: Shipping (if not included in price) IF THERE IS A SEPARATE SHIPPING COST (NOT INLUDED IN PRICE) AND (NOT A FIRM FIXED PRICE LESS THEN $100.00) SUPPORTING DOCUMENMTATION WILL BE REQUIRED SUBSTANTIATING SHIPPING COST To be considered for award, the offeror certifies that the product(s) being offered is an original, new and Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliant product, and that the subject products are eligible for all manufacturer warranties and other ancillary services or options provided by the manufacturer. Offeror further certifies that it is authorized by the manufacturer to sell the products that are the subject of this action in the U.S. (i.e., that the products are TAA compliant and that the offeror is authorized to sell them in the U.S.).

Offerors are required to submit documentation with the offer identifying its supply chain for the product, and certifying that all products are new, TAA compliant, and in their original packaging. By making an offer, offeror also consents to no cost cancellation of the non-compliant awarded items if, upon inspection after delivery, any products provided are not recognized or acknowledged by the manufacturer as new and original products that are eligible for warranties and all other ancillary services or options provided by the manufacturer or that offeror was not authorized by the manufacturer to sell the product in the U.S., or that the product is in some manner not TAA compliant.” Basis for award: The government anticipates awarding a firm-fixed price purchase order and it will be based on the lowest priced technically acceptable quote. FAR 52.252-2 (http://farsite.hill.af.mil) DFARS 252.204-7000 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION (AUG 2013) DFARS 252.204-7012 (Dev) SAFEGUARDING COVERED DEFENSE INFORMATION AND CYBER INCIDENT REPORTING (Oct 2015) DFARS 252-204.7008 (Dev) (Oct 2015) This solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-85 (1/04/2016) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), 30 Dec 2015. It is the responsibility of the contractor to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The clauses can be accessed in full text at www.farsite.hill.af.mil. FAR Clause at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial, and 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items, incorporated by reference, applies to this acquisition. FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications — Commercial Items and DFARS 252.212-7000 Offeror Representations and Certifications– Commercial Items applies to this acquisition in e-Commerce. FAR Clause 52.212-5-Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders, 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside, 52.222-3, Convict Labor (E.O.

11755), 52.222-19, Child LaborCooperation with Authorities and Remedies (E.O.

13126), 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999), 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (E.O.

11246), 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (E.O.’s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury), 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Central Contractor Registration (31 U.S.C.

3332), 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive OrdersCommercial Items (Deviation) also applies to this acquisition, 52.204-99, System for Award Management Registration (Deviation), 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities, 52.204-2, Security Requirements, 2012-00007 Class Deviation- Representation Regarding Conviction of a Felony Criminal Violation under any Federal or State Law, DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation, DFARS 252.204-7000 (Disclosure of Information), DFARS 252.204-7012 (Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information) . DFARS 252.203-7998 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS-REPRESENTATION (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VIII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub.

L.

113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) DFARS 252.203-7999 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (DEVIATION 2015-O0010)(FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The Contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VIII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015, (Pub. L.

113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract as a result of Government action under this clause. (End of clause) To respond to this announcement, you must be registered to the SPAWAR E-Commerce website at https://e-commerce.sscno.nmci.navy.mil and upload your inquiry under SSC Pacific/Simplified Acquisitions/N66001-16-T-7437. All responding vendors must have a completed registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) program prior to award of contract. Information to register in SAM can be found at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/.

Complete SAM registration means registered DUNS and CAGE Code numbers. This RFQ closes on 21 March 2016, at 08:00 AM, Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Quotes uploaded on the SPAWAR e-commerce website at https://e- commerce.sscno.nmci.navy.mil under SSC Pacific/Simplified Acquisitions/N66001-16-T- 7437.

The point of contact for this solicitation is Gerald Burch; all inquiries must be submitted in writing to [email protected] Please include RFQ N66001-16-T-7437 on all inquiries.

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