The consultant will be expected to provide detailed, actionable guidance for the planning and implementation of a successful fiber-optic broadband network to provide high-speed internet and data services.
DETCOG is seeking consultant services to conduct a broadband feasibility study and develop a comprehensive economic development and community telecommunications strategy. The study will identify the preferred method, projected cost, and funding model to provide reliable high-speed broadband internet service to all areas of the DETCOG region, and provide a cost-benefit analysis for each of the 12 counties and for the region as a whole. DETCOG reserves the option to include additional related services in the resulting vendor contract after reviewing vendor proposals. A more detailed description of the desired deliverables is provided in the following sections of this document.
Tangible Work Products / Scope of Work
Comprehensive final plan document which includes detailed documentation, at a minimum, for all phases requested in this RFP; including, but not limited to, o Sections for broadband implementation plan goals and objectives; communications to include summaries of all strategy sessions and stakeholder meetings and outreach communications;
o research and evaluation documentation and reporting of market analysis or surveys;
o final design documents including, but not limited to, construction plans, specifications, business models, maintenance and ownership strategy and/or action plans;
o budgeting, investment structures, and funding options;
o infrastructure deployment approach with schedule/timelines.
Beneficial Links / Documents cited in RFP/ Specifications
- Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
- Economic Development, Information Technologies, Infrastructure, Transportation
- Miami Valley Communications Council: 7 Member Cities - Centerville, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro, and West Carrollton.