The NSW Government is looking at alternate options to deliver improved internet to the communities of Wamboin, Bywong and Sutton following a tender process that did not result in a contract being awarded.
The open tender process called on market suppliers to install and operate core fibre network infrastructure to provide access to high speed and reliable internet services in the area.
The Government was unable to proceed with any of the responses to the tender as they did not meet the specified requirements of the program.
What was in the tender?
The tender was open to proposals from suppliers to deliver on the Government’s commitment to improve connectivity outcomes for the communities involved and achieve best value for taxpayers’ money.
Following extensive evaluation, none of the responses received met the specifications and requirements of the program to proceed.
What does this mean for residents?
The NSW Government is currently investigating alternate options and opportunities to provide better connectivity to these communities and will continue to work with them to find a solution.
Updates on an alternate solution for Wamboin, Bywong and Sutton will follow in the coming months.