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Cortez, Colo. issued an RFP seeking a qualified fiber-to-home company to partner with the city to deliver a fiber optic internet connection to all homes and businesses in Cortez. The RFP sought companies that could handle financing, design, business model, rate structure, construction, operations and maintenance – or a combination of any of the above. Proposals were due Friday, January 18 at 5pm CT. Find more information here.
Kansas City, Mo. sought a smart city partner to work collaboratively with the city to design and build a full integrated suite of sensors, networks and data and analytics platforms. The partner would also be expected to develop a long-term strategic plan to outline the city’s direction for the next 10-30 years. Proposals were due July 31, 2018. Find more information here.
Sanford, Maine issued an RFP seeking proposals from qualified respondents to construct a fiber optic network connecting approximately 85 community anchor institutions and private enterprises in the City and the neighboring village of Springvale. Responses were due by 5pm ET on Wednesday, May 2. Find more information here.
The City of Gainesville, FL issued an invitation for qualified businesses to negotiate an agreement for services that will determine the best path to make Gainesville one of the most connected cities in the country. The primary goals of the Invitation to Negotiate were to lower costs and increase internet speeds for residents and businesses, and to ensure ubiquitous access to Gainesville’s municipal network. Responses were due April 23, 2018. Learn more here.
The Department of Technology of the City and County of San Francisco issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify firms to submit proposals pursuant to a subsequent RFP to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a Citywide Fiber to the Premises Network, Lit Fiber and Wi-Fi Services project. RFQs were due at 12:00pm PT on March 26, 2018. Learn more here.
Richmond, CA issued an RFP seeking a vendor to complete a fully functional broadband network to provide minimum access speeds as defined in the RFP. The vendor may construct the network using either wireless in the 2.4 GHz and/ or 5 GHz spectrum and/or wireline infrastructure. For installation of wireline infrastructure, the vendor will need to secure an encroachment permit for the City and construct the improvements consistent with the City’s requirements. Responses were due November 16, 2017. Find more information here.
Madison, WI issued an RFP to convey their interest in partnering with a sophisticated and motivated partner to bring fiber‐based, Gigabit‐class broadband service to the City. The successful Partner will lease access to City‐owned, universally-deployed fiber‐to‐the‐premises infrastructure, and will provide broadband internet service to residents, businesses, and community anchor institutions within the City. Responses were due October 20, 2017 at 2pm CST. Find more information here.
Riverside County, CA issued an RFP for private-sector partners interested in developing the nation’s largest broadband network, a project that would stimulate economic growth, improve healthcare capabilities, expand educational opportunities and make high-speed networks available to all residents and businesses countywide. Responses were due September 28, 2017 at 2pm PDT. Find more information here.
Islesboro, Maine issued an RFP seeking a contractor or contractors for second phase of a Fiber-to-the-Premise network in the town spanning approximately 50 miles, including a wireless component to outlying islands. The Town was seeking bids for fiber optic network equipment and installation inside its Point of Presence Building, which is currently under construction. Responses were due July 26, 2017. Find more information here.
San Leandro, CA issued an RFP for a consultant team to lead staff through the creation of a Fiber Optics Master Plan to guide the design, construction, implementation, maintenance, regulation, and funding of its fiber optics assets and related technologies. The deadline for proposals was April 28, 2017. Learn more about the RFP here.
Spring Hill, KS issued an RFP that examine options and produce a Feasibility Study Report with a market analysis and development plan the feasibility of a Fiber to the Premise high speed network throughout the city. The deadline for proposals was April 26, 2017. Read the RFP here for more information.
Salisbury, NC issued an RFP for contractual arrangements with a third-party provider that will enhance the operation, sales, marketing, and delivery of gigabit speed broadband service to the community. The deadline for final RFP responses was March 10, 2017. Read the RFP here for more information.
Seattle, WA’s Information Technology Department issued an RFI to gauge the interest of for- and non-profit entities wishing to enter into a partnership with the city to deploy wireless services and smart cities applications in low-income districts and parks. Responses were due February 28, 2017. Interested parties can learn more here.
Boston, MA issued an RFI for all “urbanists, technologists, entrepreneurs and visionaries” to submit ideas on how to pilot smart city and internet of things technology in Boston. The four part RFI requested information on “(1) which improved services can be delivered with (2) what smart technology that is deployed on (3) which City assets, (4) funded by what business models.” Responses were due January 29, 2017. Read the RFI here, and more information from State Scoop here.
Summit County, CO issued two RFIs. The first seeks a long-term private partner to make gigabit speed service available throughout the county, while the second seeks a long-term partner in any sector to make wireless broadband available over privately or publicly constructed infrastructure in three underserved areas of the county. Responses were due to both by January 9, 2017.
Austin, Texas issued an RFP to establish a contract with a qualified nonprofit organization for the management of City of Austin (“City”) public access computer and technology labs and the delivery of digital literacy skills training services. Responses were due May 25, 2015. More information can be found here.