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Connecting Victoria Mobile Program Stage 2
Issued By Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Request for Tender
Status:
Closed
Number:
RFT DJPR - MP - 002
UNSPSC
Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications

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Description

The Victorian Government, as represented by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) is requesting market proposals to supply mobile connectivity services, as part of the Victorian Government’s $550 million Connecting Victoria initiative.  

Connecting Victoria Mobile Program – up to $230 million available under Stage 2

The Victorian Government has completed Stage 1 of the Connecting Victoria Mobile Program, which made up to $30 million available to co-fund solutions that improve 4G and 5G coverage in areas with high economic uplift potential.

Stage 2 of the program is now open and will make up to $230 million available for investments that improve 4G and 5G coverage, deliver essential coverage or 5G in-fill.

Vendors must either be a Mobile Network Operator (MNO), a Mobile Network Infrastructure Provider (MNIP) or represent a joint venture/consortium to be eligible to participate.

Further details are included in the attached Connecting Victoria Mobile Program Guidelines, which include specific information that is relevant to Stage 2. These Guidelines also incorporate feedback received from vendors through the Stage 1 application process.

Vendors are required to provide a presentation for each submitted proposal to the Department on a nominated date following the closing date of all application submissions.

Alternative Proposals 

The Department welcomes technical and commercial solutions (Alternative Proposals) that address the Program Objectives in new or innovative ways. 

Stage 2 Locations  

Location guidance is attached to the Guidelines at Appendix B.1-B.2. Locations with known lived experience needs may be considered favourably for investment under the ‘Essential Coverage’ and ‘4G enabled and 5G fast forward’ themes. For the ‘Locations of strategic importance to the Victorian Government’ theme (formerly ‘5G in-fill’), a list of precincts and other priority locations have also been provided to help guide vendor proposals. However, like Stage 1, respondents can propose solutions in all locations across Victoria.  

The information was initially shared with the market via an Advanced Tender Notice [ref# ATN DJPR-CVMP-002].  

Grant Agreement  

A draft Grant Agreement will be provided as an addendum to the Guidelines as soon as possible. 

Industry Briefing 

The Department will hold an industry briefing on 10 February 2022. Vendors are encouraged to register via the briefing function on the Buying for Victoria website, or alternatively via an email to the Connecting Victoria inbox ([email protected]). 

Response requirements 

This Request for Tender will close at 12pm on Tuesday 29 March 2021. Submissions must be lodged electronically at www.tenders.vic.gov.au.  

Vendors must submit responses using the returnable schedule templates included in the Guidelines. Submitted responses will be assessed against the evaluation criteria set out in the Guidelines. Submitted proposals will be viewed favourably by the Department if they represent an overall improved value for money outcome or more effectively deliver the program objectives.   

Guidelines for Stage 2 of the program are available for download.  

If vendors have any questions, please raise these via the Buying for Victoria forum function. For all questions raised, the Department will issue responses to all vendors, except in instances where questions relate to commercially sensitive information.  

Addendums/updates

  • Addendum 1 added on 14 February 2022 to address questions that respondents may have in relation to the Guidelines document that was published 1 February 2022.
  • An updated Addendum 1 was published 22 February 2022 to include a supplier request to recieve Appendix B.3, as mentioned in the Stage 2 Guidelines (see page 5).
  • Addendum 2 added on 1 March 2022 to inform of an extension to the closing date and a correction of error in Section 3.8 of the CVMP Stage 2 Guidelines. 
  • Addendum 1 was updated to include two new supplier questions and Department responses. 
  • Addendum 3 added on 7 March 2022, summarising the updates to the draft Grant Agreement for CVMP Stage 2
  • Appendix E draft Grant Agreement added on 7 March 2022. 
  • Addendum 1 was updated on 23 March 2022 to include two new questions and Department responses.

Specification Documents 

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  •    CVMP Guidelines Stage 2
    • Version 1 (1 Feb 2022)
    • Available by Download   (677 KB)
  •    Appendix A - CVMP -SCOC commitment template
    • Version 1 (1 Feb 2022)
    • Available by Download   (771 KB)
  •    Appendix B.1 - CVMP Stage 2 - Locations Guidance
    • Version 1 (1 Feb 2022)
    • Available by Download   (132 KB)
  •    Appendix B.2 - Locations of Strategic Interest
    • Version 1 (1 Feb 2022)
    • Available by Download   (178 KB)
  •    Appendix C - Written Response Schedule
    • Version 1 (1 Feb 2022)
    • Available by Download   (1 MB)
  •    Appendix D - Proposed Solutions List
    • Version 1 (1 Feb 2022)
    • Available by Download   (99 KB)
  •    CVMP Stage 2 Industry Briefing Presentation
    • Version 1 (14 Feb 2022)
    • Available by Download   (770 KB)
  •    Connecting Victoria Mobile Program Stage 2 - Industry Briefing
    • Version 1 (14 Feb 2022)
    • Available by Download   (202 MB)
  •    Addendum 2 - CVMP Stage 2 - Extension of Time
    • Version 1 (1 Mar 2022)
    • Available by Download   (800 KB)
  •    Addendum 3 - CVMP Stage 2 - Draft Grant Agreement Release - 4 March 2022
    • Version 1 (7 Mar 2022)
    • Available by Download   (802 KB)
  •    Appendix E - CVMP Stage 2 Draft Grant Agreement
    • Version 1 (7 Mar 2022)
    • Available by Download   (248 KB)
  •    Addendum 1 - CVMP Stage 2 Question & Answer Bulletin - Updated as at 23 March 2022
    • Version 1 (23 Mar 2022)
    • Available by Download   (265 KB)

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