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CompetitiveContractNotice - GB-London: UK Submarine Fibre Optic Cables - Sectoral Analysis
1. Title: GB-London: UK Submarine Fibre Optic Cables - Sectoral Analysis
2. Awarding Authority:
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street,, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. 0207 211 2088, Email:, URL:
Contact: DCMS Commercial, Attn: DCMS Commercial
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Research and development services.

4. Description: Research services. A research service ¿ DCMS is looking for a service provider to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the subsea fibre optic cables sector as it relates to the UK. The scope of the study is primarily focused on but not limited to the following:
a)The contribution of subsea fibre optic cables to the UK economy, including the UK economy¿s reliance on subsea cables;
b)The market, infrastructure and regulatory conditions impacting investment in subsea cables in the UK, including how attractive a destination the UK is considered for new subsea cables;
c)The future of the subsea fibre optic cables maintenance/repair market as it relates to the UK.

The information and analysis obtained through the study is intended to be used to inform prospective future UK Government interventions in this area.
5. CPV Codes:
73110000 - Research services.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: UNITED KINGDOM,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: 101709
9. Awarded to:

SQW Limited
Oxford Centre for Innovation, , New Road, , Oxford , OX1 1BY, United Kingdom
Tel. 0131 243 0721, Email:, URL:
Contact: Bruce Macdonald, Attn: Bruce Macdonald
Value Cost: 71,473
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: Yes Awarded to SME?: Yes
10. Date of Contract Award: 31/10/2019
11. Number of Tenders Received: 6
12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

With regards to Section 9 - Estimated Value of Requirement - please note the DCMS current budget for the contract is in the range £65k to 85k.
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Suitable for VCO: Yes
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 01/11/2019
Period of Work End date: 28/02/2020

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