GMCA 267a GM One Network
Main contract details
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), on behalf of partner authorities across Greater Manchester, invites suitably capable suppliers and / or digital network integrators to attend a market engagement event. The GMCA is exploring options for design, implementation, management and maintenance of a network platform to initially light up to 2,700km of dark fibre connecting circa 1,200 public sector sites across the Greater Manchester Region, with potential to extend further and connect none full fibre sites. The aspiration is for the GM One Network Platform to become the network of choice for services in Greater Manchester region. If it is agreed to progress this initiative, GM One Network will provide partner authorities with the following key components, based on network-as-a-service consumption principles: • A secure, software defined, network for each partnering organisation, within the overall next-generation integrated network. • High speed resilient access to the Internet and ‘Cloud’ services. • Secure interconnectivity between GM public sector organisations. • Single automation and orchestration layer with appropriate monitoring and management access for each partner organisation’s operations teams.
Expression of interest window
From 30/04/2021 17:00 to 28/05/2021 12:00