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1. Introduction

The federal government’s ambition is to ship nationwide gigabit-capable broadband as quickly as attainable. We recognise that there’s a want for presidency intervention within the elements of the nation that aren’t commercially viable, because of this the federal government has dedicated £5 billion for the toughest to achieve elements of the nation, guaranteeing that every one areas of the UK can profit. This can be spent via a package deal of coordinated and mutually supportive interventions, collectively referred to as Mission Gigabit.

As a part of this, BDUK is creating a procurement method for funding contracts to suppliers delivering gigabit-capable wholesale infrastructure. This procurement method can be a successor to the extremely profitable Superfast broadband programme.

We want to work collaboratively with trade to maximise effectivity, minimise market distortion and obtain our targets inside a good timeframe. To do that, we should first determine potential Intervention Areas (IAs) which aren’t presently commercially viable, the place no infrastructure exists or is deliberate to be constructed throughout the subsequent three years (nonetheless, we’re additionally keen on plans past this era, if out there).

As of January 2022, we’re asking suppliers delivering gigabit-capable infrastructure to submit nationwide knowledge returns on a 4-monthly foundation (January, Could and September) to supply detailed construct plans at premises stage. The aim of this Nationwide Rolling Open Market Evaluation (NR OMR) is to make sure that we’ve the hottest details about suppliers’ current and deliberate construct – specifically business construct – over the following three yr interval with provider submissions getting used to tell eligibility throughout Mission Gigabit, (please see Mission Gigabit UK Gigabit Programme for extra details about Mission Gigabit).

This can help higher strategic planning and prioritisation of procurement IAs, streamline the earlier native Open Market Evaluation (OMR) course of and minimise the danger of BDUK intervening in an space that might disrupt current business plans. Information collected from the NR OMR can be used to tell GigaHubs and UK Gigabit Voucher eligibility in addition to help the event of different potential BDUK interventions.

As soon as the credibility of suppliers’ business construct plans has been assessed via an OMR and validated via the next Public Evaluation (PR) stage, the premises recognized by BDUK as eligible for subsidy can be grouped into appropriately sized IAs to make sure that the correct areas are focused for presidency funding.

We invite suppliers to supply us with details about their infrastructure throughout the UK. We intend to overview this knowledge along with knowledge out there via Ofcom’s Related Nations publication to permit us to hold out an evaluation of current and deliberate broadband connectivity.

Forming the IAs will embody taking info discovered from Ofcom’s Related Nations knowledge; publicly out there provider details about construct and deliberate construct; suggestions from potential suppliers about business attractiveness; info that we will collect via this NR OMR and any forthcoming PRs that we could launch throughout the UK.

By this NR OMR, working with suppliers, we hope to steadily construct a complete dataset throughout the UK. BDUK will use this info to tell the dimensions and scale of the IAs. The IAs can be issued to the market in order that suppliers can bid for funding to help supply to these areas.

These IAs have been damaged down into three varieties of IAs which can ship subsidised gigabit networks, consisting of regional, cross – regional and native provider areas.

The January 2022 NR OMR was used as a ‘smooth launch’ of this new course of and as such, we solely invited a small variety of suppliers to take part on this assortment. For the Could and September 2022 NR OMRs we continued to increase the invitation to take part to extra suppliers.

We now are happy to increase this invite for all suppliers to submit a response for consideration to the January 2023 NR OMR.

As a part of the NR OMR we are going to ask taking part suppliers to supply supporting proof with their submission in the identical manner as they do for another OMR, ie concurrently their knowledge submission.

PRs are a separate course of that aren’t affected by the NR OMR and can proceed as regular, besides the place the NR OMR is used to replace a PR Closure Discover. The place that is the case, we are going to publish a brand new PR Closure Discover in step with the OMR/PR Steerage doc[footnote 1].

2. Why ought to suppliers take part on this NR OMR?

Our aim is to make sure we goal the elements of the nation that want authorities help first. By working collectively, we are going to assist to maximise the usage of public subsidy to assist present ever sooner, higher connectivity throughout all elements of the UK. This can assist us to determine areas which can be neglected as a result of they aren’t commercially viable, thereby bringing vital advantages to the UK economic system.

We actively encourage responses to this NR OMR with any current community protection, or deliberate infrastructure construct throughout the subsequent three years. This implies we will guarantee we goal the correct areas for public subsidy, and keep away from over-building viable, commercially deliberate infrastructure.

Please present us along with your newest nationwide dataset, and an replace to your supporting proof, each 4 months. We’re conscious that deployment plans change regularly and we require the newest knowledge to guage your protection precisely.

Except an up to date submission is acquired, BDUK will use your nationwide submission for all subsequent OMRs or PRs that are launched within the tons that you just cowl. You can be issued with an consequence notification letter every time your submission has been used which can affirm how your knowledge has been handled throughout the related tons in every launch.

3. Geographical scope

This Request for Data (RFI) will permit us to determine potential IAs for presidency subsidy. This NR OMR RFI is anxious with the next areas as proven under (and on the map):

  • Central East England
  • Central West England
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • Northern Eire
  • Scotland
  • South East England
  • South West England
  • Wales
Nationwide Rolling Open Market Evaluation January 2023 Request For Data

Please observe that though knowledge and proof is being collected for all areas above, the assessed consequence for the January 2023 NR OMR can be restricted to England solely presently; resulting from ongoing OMRs / PRs inside Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire.

BDUK will provide clean templates for the NR OMR (as outlined in Annex A), exhibiting the UPRNs throughout the nation that we contemplate related to the NR OMR course of. For comfort, these have been divided into ten separate templates.

These UPRNs have been sourced from Tackle Base Premium Epoch 98, from Ordnance Survey revealed January 2023.

To entry this info you will have to signal an Ordnance Survey Public Sector Contractor Licence. That is out there as an attachment throughout the Mission Gigabit supporting paperwork part.

As a way to defend your knowledge, we additionally require suppliers to signal a Non Disclosure Settlement (NDA) with BDUK, if this isn’t already in place, please e mail [email protected] to provoke this course of.

For extra details about present protection within the above areas, please confer with the Ofcom Related Nations report, which incorporates extra details about connectivity, together with velocity knowledge. BDUK will endeavour to publish on a rolling foundation the protection info which might be discovered at this internet hyperlink: Digital Connectivity Portal.

3.1 Objective of this NR OMR RFI

We’re launching this NR OMR RFI to determine current and deliberate protection of broadband companies throughout the aforementioned geographic areas over the following three years. We search responses from broadband infrastructure suppliers that function, or are planning to function throughout the geography over the following three years.

We contemplate that early market analysis is a vital a part of our market engagement to form public funding plans. The outcomes of the NR OMR will help us with understanding the broadband infrastructure (whether or not subsequent era entry (NGA), ultrafast or gigabit-capable) already in place and the place there are plans for funding in such infrastructure within the forthcoming three years. This RFI will allow us to make a major step within the design of the areas to be focused by BDUK interventions. This NR OMR course of can be utilized by BDUK in any forthcoming formal PRs (referred to as the Public Session, beneath the Superfast Programme, a former broadband protection subsidy intervention).

BDUK applies a greatest apply method that features an OMR (this NR OMR, and/or a ‘native’ OMR) and a PR. Provider submissions can be used to tell eligibility throughout Mission Gigabit, (please see Mission Gigabit for extra details about Mission Gigabit.

We are going to request after which consider the suppliers’ responses. Throughout the analysis train, we could have interaction with suppliers additional to debate and ensure their protection claims.

Following this, we can decide the eligibility of the premises for presidency subsidy. Beneath exhibits a abstract of how the NR OMR course of works.

3.2 NR OMR Course of

  1. BDUK points a Request for Data.

  2. Provider prepares NR OMR response.

  3. BDUK responds to any clarification questions.

  4. Provider submits protection knowledge and supporting proof.

  5. BDUK evaluates provider NR OMR response.

  6. BDUK determines premises eligibility, doubtlessly asking clarification questions of suppliers.

  7. NR OMR course of concludes.

We are going to then conduct PRs in particular geographic areas to validate the outcomes of the NR OMR and any ‘native’ OMRs we could conduct, on the eligibility of the premises for subsidy. PRs will happen over the interval of at the least one month, and as soon as concluded will affirm the eligibility of the premises for any potential procurement(s). The complete particulars of those procurements will comply with the conclusion of this OMR and PR. See right here additional particulars on this course of.

4. Key eligibility necessities for subsidy

Learn extra steerage on the important thing eligibility necessities for the Mission Gigabit subsidy.

The end result of this NR OMR could also be consolidated with any discrete/native OMRs and any forthcoming PRs can be proven by way of White, Gray, Black and Below Evaluation premises. We are going to solely subsidise construct to premises which have been designated as White.

  • White – signifies premises with no gigabit community infrastructure and none is more likely to be developed inside 3 years. Annex C supplies info on the know-how ‘qualifying’ as gigabit-capable
  • Gray – signifies premises the place a single qualifying gigabit infrastructure from a single provider is offered or is to be deployed throughout the coming 3 years
  • Black – signifies premises with two or extra qualifying gigabit infrastructures from totally different suppliers being out there, or can be deployed within the coming 3 years
  • Below Evaluation – signifies premises the place suppliers have reported present or deliberate business broadband protection, however the place claimed present gigabit protection has not been verified, or, in respect of deliberate construct, the place evaluators are assured that gigabit infrastructure can be delivered, however some dangers to supply stay, or there are some gaps in proof.

Premises categorised as Below Evaluation can be topic to continued monitoring and verification of provider plans throughout the three-year interval by BDUK. BDUK could request dedication from the provider that vital progress is made inside three years. Within the occasion that these business plans fall away, these premises can be mapped as eligible and type a part of the proposed IA and so eligible for intervention by way of this assist measure. We request that suppliers inform us concerning all plans, together with plans past the preliminary three-year interval.

BDUK classifies premises on the premise of their current or deliberate broadband infrastructure, as set out in Annexes B and C. The NR OMR knowledge evaluation of suppliers’ broadband protection claims is undertaken at Distinctive Property Reference Quantity (UPRN) stage.

As soon as this NR OMR 4-month submission interval has closed, if further info or clarifications are required, BDUK will elevate clarification questions with suppliers.

5. Remedy Of BDUK Vouchers Information

Protection claims acquired from suppliers utilising Vouchers funding can be evaluated in accordance with the Subsidy Management analysis course of. Because of this suppliers’ claims can be assessed towards the know-how answer being gigabit-capable for current infrastructure.

Usually, Vouchers premises can be categorised as follows:

  • Initiatives, or earlier than Voucher is issued – White (BDUK knowledge evaluation signifies a really low likelihood that these UPRNs can be constructed to)
  • Voucher issued – Below Evaluation (round 4% likelihood UPRN won’t be delivered)
  • Voucher claimed – Gray (ought to be gigabit-connected)

Additional info on the Subsidy Management analysis course of, together with BDUK’s remedy of different BDUK intervention knowledge (Superfast, LFFN, RGC, GIS and Gigahubs) might be discovered throughout the Open Market Evaluation and Public Evaluation Subsidy Management Classification Steerage

6. Industrial course of

BDUK will finances an applicable quantity of public funding from the Programme for every intervention, on the procurement stage. The finances can be specified throughout the related procurement documentation following the PR. Particulars of any restrictions on the usage of public subsidy can be defined within the tender documentation. It’s BDUK’s intention to obtain gigabit-capable options – these able to reaching a minimal of 1Gbps obtain velocity – for the recognized areas in scope for gigabit-capable deployment.

Suppliers have the chance, in the course of the OMR and PR processes, to share with BDUK any agency and credible funding plans which will imply that public subsidy won’t be warranted. It will likely be essential for this OMR and the PR to determine these plans. Please see Annex B for steerage on how supporting proof is used to evaluate protection.

Please observe that ultimate IAs could also be a subset of the premises categorised as White within the subsidy evaluation and can be topic to BDUK overlays, together with different energetic/deliberate BDUK interventions (eg Superfast).

7. The function of native our bodies

BDUK will work with the related native our bodies to reply questions, consider provider responses, assess knowledge accuracy, help the construct part and have interaction with the local people. Sharing the premises knowledge set out inside every location and IAs, in the course of the NR OMR, will assist us acquire additional confidence on eligibility for Mission Gigabit interventions.

BDUK will preserve a central dataset and can work with authorities to evaluate and overview the information within the areas related to the respective native physique and IAs. BDUK can be chargeable for the information and native our bodies are required to signal a NDA previous to getting access to the information.

This RFI is being carried out independently of any actions that native our bodies could also be enterprise, for instance, beneath the Nationwide Broadband Scheme 2016 referred to as the Superfast Programme.

8. Making an information response

To submit an information response, please comply with the steps under, in addition to referring to the steerage supplied in Annex A:

  1. Signal the Public Sector Geospatial Settlement (PSGA) Contractor Licence, which can be required earlier than downloading the information. Please return this, as quickly as attainable to [email protected] When you’ve got already signed a PSGA with BDUK via earlier OMRs / PRs, there isn’t any must ship this via once more

  2. After you have achieved this, we are going to offer you login particulars to our portal the place it is possible for you to to obtain the response templates

  3. It’s possible you’ll search clarification, on making an information response, at any time from 20 January 2023. Please ship these inquiries to us at [email protected]

  4. It is best to make your knowledge submission to us by way of the portal. Please add the information response template and any additional supporting proof you’re feeling you must ship

  5. Please don’t assume that we’ll use a earlier submission for this RFI. If you want for a earlier NR knowledge submission to be handled as your return for this RFI, please get in contact to verify this, in writing

  6. Please embody all present and deliberate premises protection, together with premises which might be outdoors of the premises base supplied within the template recordsdata in Annex A.

  7. Please present any current or deliberate infrastructure you have got gained with help from authorities subsidy for instance, Vouchers, Superfast (NBS 2012 or NBS 2016), Gigabit Infrastructure Subsidy (GIS), Native Full Fibre Networks (LFFN), Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) and Gigahubs.

Please observe that the information you present in your response can be handled as commercially confidential, albeit that it might be essential to share some/your whole response knowledge with our skilled advisors and/or native our bodies, Ofcom and BEIS Subsidy Management Department.

Please make sure that you have interaction with us as quickly as attainable to verify whether or not you’ll require BDUK to place in place a NDA enabling us to share knowledge between one another as a part of this NR OMR course of. If you have already got a signed NDA in place with BDUK via earlier processes, this is probably not required once more.

It must also be famous that it’s a requirement to make use of this info to provide maps to outline White, Gray, Black and Below Evaluation areas for gigabit-capable broadband. Nevertheless, the revealed maps will present the aggregated White, Gray, Black and Below Evaluation broadband areas, not the information supplied on a per-operator foundation. The ultimate maps and UPRNs that can be used for procurement functions can be revealed shortly after the conclusion of a PR and as soon as accredited by the Nationwide Competence Centre.

When you’ve got any questions on any of the above, please contact [email protected]

9. Submission necessities

Responses to this NR OMR RFI should embody the next:

  1. A knowledge submission that ought to cowl your present and deliberate premise protection (ie premises served by your community, or deliberate to be served by your community) at UPRN stage as per the format outlined in Annex A:

    • Please embody all present and deliberate premises protection, together with premises which might be outdoors of the geographic areas, and/or outdoors of the premises base supplied within the template recordsdata
    • Please embody any current or deliberate infrastructure you have got gained with help from authorities subsidy for instance, Vouchers, Superfast (NBS 2012 or NBS 2016), Gigabit Infrastructure Subsidy (GIS), Native Full Fibre Networks (LFFN), Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) and Gigahubs.
    • Further steerage might be supplied to suppliers if required, please contact [email protected] for help.

    Please observe that the NR OMR course of will contain ongoing useful resource commitments from respondents following preliminary knowledge and proof submissions at sure intervals within the course of. The place further clarification requests are raised, respondents ought to guarantee enough assets are in place to fulfill clarification deadlines. Responses acquired after these clarification deadlines is probably not thought-about throughout the January 23 NR OMR analysis window.

  2. An updated Supporting Proof Pack.

  3. BDUK would additionally like to listen to from operators their views as to the varieties of wholesale entry merchandise they want to see provided on any newly created subsidised community infrastructure. This info could inform the intervention design. Please observe that we’re not obliged to incorporate these merchandise within the invitation to tender.

Please observe that the place your protection claims are for gigabit-capable networks, then your response detailing your proposed community design and structure should contemplate the technical definition as outlined in Annex C.

9.1 Proof to show how deliberate investments are credible

There are three important areas towards which BDUK will consider your deliberate protection claims to make sure the general credibility of your deliberate funding. Our evaluation can be based mostly on the suite of proof you present within the Supporting Proof Pack and can embody:

  • know-how – whether or not the know-how you have got deployed and intend to deploy is gigabit-capable and meets the technical standards as outlined in Annex C: Technical definition

  • deliverability – whether or not your deployment plans are in step with the phases/premises handed outlined in your marketing strategy, with the important thing construct levels and processes outlined

  • business/monetary viability – whether or not you have got viable business plans, equivalent to adequate entry to capital and whether or not the drawdown of your funds aligns along with your deployment plan and construct programme

The data you present ought to be constant throughout these parts to help a joined-up analysis of your responses.

In assessing whether or not deliberate investments are credible viable, BDUK could:

  • overview the enterprise plans and calendar deployment plans to make sure these are constant and in adequate element for every part of the deliberate construct

  • require proof to show credible and believable character of the deliberate funding which at least ought to embody a marketing strategy, an in depth calendar deployment plan, proof of enough financing, consideration of threat and proposed technical structure

  • guarantee calendar deployment plans embody the important thing construct levels and when suppliers anticipate to undertake vital actions inside their construct programme equivalent to design, surveying, acquisition, community construct, community set up and so on or the important thing processes concerned in your construct plan method for design part, survey part, street notices/ wayleaves and so on

  • check that funding availability is adequate for every part of the deliberate construct and that the capital allotted is adequate and is per the deployment plan

  • overview the phrases of any financing preparations and any dependencies and assumptions related to the financing together with compensation phrases, KPIs, anticipated ROI, dependency on public subsidy equivalent to Vouchers or regional subsidy schemes

  • make sure that the community design and dimensioning info supplied is in step with the projections made within the marketing strategy concerning buyer connections and progress expectations

Additional info is included in Annex B and the Supporting Proof Pack.

In case your future community plans are fully reliant on BDUK subsidy/interventions (eg Vouchers) it is probably not vital to supply a whole set of supporting proof alongside your knowledge submission.

As set out throughout the Subsidy Management classification steerage, deliberate voucher construct can be categorised as White except a voucher has been ‘issued’ or ‘claimed’ during which case will probably be categorised as Below Evaluation and Gray respectively. Classification of voucher construct can be based mostly on BDUK held knowledge of voucher standing.

In all instances please do present us with a full knowledge submission.

10. Date for return

Please submit responses to this NR OMR by the deadline of three March 2023.

Any discrete PRs launched following this NR OMR will permit suppliers, members of the general public and different stakeholders the chance to supply their enter to the proposed IAs in query.

Thanks.

BDUK Case Administration Workforce

11. Annex A: Information submission format

11.1 Introduction

BDUK requires sure fields of knowledge for every pertinent UK tackle as recognized by the UPRN so as to monitor the present and future supply of gigabit broadband succesful companies. That is achieved by requesting knowledge on present and future connections from related suppliers. The under describes the format of the BDUK request file and the right way to format the information to return to us. If you happen to require any further help, steerage or clarification with this, please get in contact with us at [email protected]

11.2 UPRN record recordsdata

We now have provided ten clean regional templates exhibiting the UPRNs throughout the nation that we contemplate related to the OMR/PR course of. The aim of offering this info to you is to current the UPRNs that we recognise and the format of the submission you must present to us. Your response doesn’t must align with this baseline nonetheless any premises in your submission which don’t align can be filtered out in evaluation. In case you are more likely to re-use your submission for future OMR/PRs we might actively encourage you to not align with our baseline as it might change over time.

These UPRNs have been sourced from Tackle Base Premium Epoch 98, from Ordnance Survey revealed January 2023.
Please don’t pre-filter your knowledge based mostly on the template recordsdata, as an alternative please present us along with your complete UPRN dataset.

In case you are utilizing the template recordsdata as the start line to your return, please take away any UPRN rows which aren’t a part of your present or deliberate community.

11.3 Rationalization of Required Fields

The data that we offer towards every property/premises is as follows:

Discipline Identify Description Format
strUPRN The UPRN (see under) prepended with “STR”, this can be a mitigation towards sure spreadsheet instruments treating the UPRN as a big quantity and eradicating vital digits Textual content
UPRN The distinctive property reference quantity Quantity
Single_Line_Address Comma delimited single line tackle (eg 1, Acacia Avenue, Anytown) Textual content
Postcode Customary postcode Textual content
Local_Authority_District The native authority district Textual content
Longitude Longitude within the decimal diploma format Quantity
Latitude Latitude within the decimal diploma format Quantity

The data that we ask for towards every property/premises is as follows:

Discipline Identify Description Format
Current_Technology (Full this area for UPRNs that are RFS solely)

The know-how you utilize for supplying that exact premises, examples of this could possibly be ADSL, FTTP, FTTC and so on

This should be your infrastructure solely, we don’t require you to inform us about another identified know-how serving the UPRN.

Textual content
Current_Max_Download_ Pace (Full this area for all UPRNs with ‘Current_Technology’)

The utmost obtain velocity in Mbit/s that you’ll be able to provide to this property. This ought to be a optimistic quantity solely.

Please don’t add any further info. For instance, if the present know-how listed supplies a obtain velocity of 1 gigabit, please enter ‘1000’ not ‘1000Mbps’ or ‘1Gb’.

That is the utmost obtain velocity that the know-how is able to, fairly than the precise velocity that the UPRN is taking on at a given time.

Quantity
Current_Max_Upload_Speed (Full this area for all UPRNs with ‘Current_Technology’)

The utmost add velocity in Mbit/s that you’ll be able to provide to this property. This ought to be a optimistic quantity solely.

Please don’t add any further info. For instance, if the present know-how listed supplies an add velocity of 1 gigabit, please enter ‘1000’ not ‘1000Mbps’ or ‘1Gb’.

That is the utmost add velocity that the know-how is able to, fairly than the precise velocity that the UPRN is taking on at a given time.

Quantity
Future_Technology (Full this area for UPRNs that you just plan to attach solely)

The know-how you plan to make use of for supplying that exact premises, examples of this could possibly be FTTP, FTTC and so on

This should be your infrastructure solely, we don’t require you to inform us about another identified know-how serving the UPRN.

In case you are upgrading Present Protection the know-how sort mustn’t match Current_Technology.

Textual content
Future_Max_Download_Speed (Full this area for all UPRNs with ‘Future_Technology’)

The utmost obtain velocity in Mbit/s that you just intend to have the ability to provide to this property. This ought to be a optimistic quantity solely.

Please don’t add any further info. For instance, if the long run know-how listed supplies a obtain velocity of 1 gigabit, please enter ‘1000’ not ‘1000Mbps’ or ‘1Gb’.

That is the utmost obtain velocity that the know-how is able to, fairly than the precise velocity that the UPRN is taking on at a given time.

Quantity
Future_Max_Upload_Speed (Full this area for all UPRNs with ‘Future_Technology’)

The utmost add velocity in Mbit/s that you just intend to have the ability to provide to this property. This ought to be a optimistic quantity solely.

Please don’t add any further info. For instance, if the long run know-how listed supplies an add velocity of 1 gigabit, please enter ‘1000’ not ‘1000Mbps’ or ‘1Gb’.

That is the utmost add velocity that the know-how is able to, fairly than the precise velocity that the UPRN is taking on at a given time.

Quantity
Date_of_Future_Rollout (Full this area for all UPRNs with ‘Future_Technology’)

This ought to be the Prepared for Service (RFS) date for the premises. The date at which RSPs can supply services or products to the person premise. This shouldn’t be the date that construct commences.

All Future Protection premises ought to have an RFS date within the Date_Of_Future_Rollout column.

Please make sure that you verify that the ‘Date_Of_Future_Rollout’ column enter incorporates a future date on the time of your submission.

DD/MM/YYYY
Delivery_Phase (Full this area for all UPRNs with ‘Future_Technology’)

The deliberate part for any future rollout which every UPRN shall type a part of, eg Part 1/Part 2 and so on, Tranche 1/Tranche 2 and so on, Area 1/Area 2 and so on

These phases ought to align to your Calendar Deployment Plan and may correlate and be per the data contained in your Supporting Proof Pack.

Please embody context concerning every supply part in your Supporting Proof Pack such because the dangers and dependencies for the profitable supply of every part and the mitigations/preparations that you’ve in place to handle these dangers; an outline concerning your resourcing plan for every part; key milestones inside every part and the next actions/timeframes to realize RFS.

Textual content
Design_Stage (Full this area for all UPRNs with ‘Current_Technology’ or ‘Future_Technology’)

The present part of your future protection equivalent to:

‘1. Awaiting HLD’ – Excessive Stage Design (HLD) has not but been accomplished.

‘2. HLD full’ – HLD/space stage plan has been accomplished. Nevertheless, Low Stage Design (LLD) work has not but been accomplished or is in progress.

‘3. LLD full’ – LLD and survey work has been accomplished, nonetheless, subcontractors/construct companions, or in-house assets to finish the community construct, are nonetheless to be appointed.

‘4. Construct staff appointed’ – Subcontractors / construct companions or if relevant in-house civil useful resource has been appointed and commissioned to begin the community construct in accordance with the LLDs. All the mandatory planning, acquisitions and wayleave agreements are finalised to permit the community to be constructed.

‘5. In construct’ – Community construct is in progress, nonetheless premises usually are not but capable of take up a service.

‘6. RFS’ – Community construct and end-to-end testing is full and premises are RFS ie RSPs are capable of supply services or products to the person premise

Notice: In case you are intending to make use of totally different descriptions to these above, or you probably have totally different interpretations of the above classes, please embody full explanations of every area entry in your Supporting Proof Pack to accompany this knowledge submission.

Textual content
Funding_Stage (Full this area for all UPRNs with ‘Future_Technology’)

The present standing of funding allotted to the UPRN. In case your funding allocation is linked to your Delivery_Phase please mirror that in your knowledge and clarify that in your Supporting Proof Pack.

Please bear in mind that BDUK’s evaluation of provider returns can be based mostly, in full, on the proof requested in Annex B. As such, we can not assure that we’ll settle for how suppliers have categorised the standing of their funding place. Discipline entries to make use of:

‘1. No funding deliberate or dedicated’ – When you could also be planning to ship to this UPRN, the funding isn’t but in place to take action and/or you’re in search of funding.

‘2. Funding deliberate, however not dedicated’ – You’ve in precept funding agreed to ship to this UPRN, however the funding isn’t instantly out there, requires additional choices equivalent to Board approval, or relies on (for instance) efficiency metrics.

‘3. Funding dedicated’ – Funding has been recognized and has been allotted to supply of this UPRN. There aren’t any additional situations round drawing down or utilizing funding and the funding is ring-fenced solely for the supply of related premises. This ought to be defined clearly in your monetary plan, which ought to be supplied as a part of your Supporting Proof Pack.

Textual content
Public_Intervention (Full this area for all UPRNs with ‘Current_Technology’ or ‘Future_Technology’)

Please outline if protection has been or is deliberate to be linked utilizing a public intervention. ‘Sure’ can be marked when a premises is fully depending on funding from BDUK’s Vouchers, Gigahubs, Superfast, LFFN, RGC or GIS Programmes, or when an current service was constructed with funding from a kind of Programmes. Different public interventions (equivalent to Native Authority schemes) must also be acknowledged and marked as a ‘Sure’ right here. Additional rationalization ought to be supplied in your Supporting Proof Pack.

An entry of ‘No’ would point out that the premises is deliberate to be constructed, or has already been constructed, fully via business funding with no dependency on public intervention. Proof of this funding ought to be supplied in your Supporting Proof Pack.

Please additionally observe that the place you have got indicated {that a} UPRN is fully depending on public intervention by offering a ‘Sure’ within the ‘Public_Intervention’ column inside your knowledge protection reponse; the method by BDUK is to supply a default Gigabit White dedication and to supersede this dedication with BDUK intervention knowledge as described within the OMR/PR – Subsidy Management Classification Steerage

Sure / No

11.4 Further columns

Other than the usual columns above, you might want to add further columns to supply further details about your community. If so, please add further column(s) on the finish of your knowledge return and supply a transparent rationalization in your Supporting Proof Pack of what these columns point out.

12. Annex B: Supporting proof

As a way to substantiate your current and deliberate business protection we require a whole and updated Supporting Proof Pack alongside your submission.

There are three important areas towards which BDUK will consider to make sure general viability of your deliberate funding;

know-how – whether or not the know-how you have got deployed and intend to deploy is gigabit-capable and meets the technical standards as outlined in Annex C: Technical definition

deliverability – whether or not your deployment plans are in step with the phases/premises handed outlined in your marketing strategy, with the important thing construct levels and processes outlined

business/monetary viability – whether or not you have got credible business plans equivalent to adequate entry to capital and whether or not the drawdown of your funds aligns along with your deployment plan and construct programme

Please observe – we don’t anticipate you to provide further tailor-made materials to help your response. We consider you must have adequate documentation available that may allow us to make a dedication of credibility.

Suppliers ought to present supporting proof in two methods:

  1. A accomplished/up to date Supporting Proof Pack (template supplied by BDUK) containing responses to every proof request. Your responses could refer us on to supplementary documentation (described under).

  2. Supplementary documentation to substantiate your protection claims equivalent to community diagrams, marketing strategy, deployment plans and so on.

The supporting proof you present ought to correlate along with your knowledge protection submission Annex A.

An space to retailer supporting documentation, alongside your Supporting Proof Pack, can be supplied throughout the safe file portal arrange by BDUK when making your submission. Please contact [email protected] to verify your intent to reply to this NR OMR and we are going to offer you entry to the safe file portal.

As soon as evaluated, your Supporting Proof Pack can be baselined and can be utilized for subsequent responses to NR OMRs and/or PRs.

For future submissions, suppliers ought to overview and refresh the data supplied of their pack however don’t must submit a brand new pack to help their claims. The doc is a dwell doc which might be up to date for every submission in step with any modifications to a provider’s corresponding knowledge submission Annex A.

Please see under a top level view of the method:

  1. Provider confirms intent to reply to OMR and/or PR and BDUK units up a safe file portal.

  2. Provider uploads their knowledge protection file alongside a accomplished Supporting Proof Pack and full suite of data. That is required for all suppliers who haven’t accomplished the Supporting Proof Pack beforehand.

  3. BDUK assesses the proof supplied and raises clarification questions the place vital. Following the dedication of provider’s remedy, the Supporting Proof Pack for that submission is ‘baselined’.

  4. BDUK archives the baselined model of your supporting proof.

  5. When responding to a subsequent OMR and or PR the provider supplies a brand new knowledge protection file and evaluations the baselined proof pack. The provider will both:

    a. Confirm that the Supporting Proof Pack stays legitimate and no modifications have been made to the data inside; or

    b. Amend some or the entire responses in step with any updates to protection plans and refresh supporting documentation which is not legitimate. Any modifications to the Supporting Proof Pack should be recorded accordingly.

Please observe that the method outlined above is in impact as of 5 September 2022. The Supporting Proof Pack referenced on this Annex supersedes the beforehand issued Annex B: Supporting Proof Template. Previous to September 2022, suppliers have been requested to supply a contemporary set of supporting info and a accomplished Supporting Proof Template for every new submission. This new course of goals to cut back the trouble required for suppliers to supply updates to their submission frequently.

Please observe that suppliers who responded to OMRs or PRs previous to September 2022, utilizing the beforehand issued supporting proof template, are nonetheless required to finish the brand new Supporting Proof Pack. Whereas we do perceive this may occasionally signify some duplication of labor we hope that by shifting throughout to this new format it is going to cut back provider burden in the long term.

Further steerage on the right way to full the Supporting Proof Pack can be supplied when organising the safe file portal.

If you happen to require any further help, steerage or clarification with any of this, please get in contact with us at [email protected]

In case your future community plans are fully reliant on BDUK subsidy/interventions (eg Vouchers) it is probably not vital to supply a whole set of supporting proof alongside your knowledge submission. Please contact [email protected] if you’re uncertain.

13. Annex C: Technical definition

The technical definition is given within the Subsidy Management Steerage Part of the BDUK web site.

The important thing areas are:

Even if you’re conversant in the definition, you must re-check it for every return, as it might change once in a while.

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