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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-06921: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 7 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will publish contract notices for the procurement of infrastructure to support the next phase of the superfast broadband rollout programme.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 27 February 2017

We expect to issue an Invitation to Tender in relation to our Reaching 100% programme later this year. However, this is dependent on a number of factors, including the accuracy of information provided in response to the Open Market Review and the duration of the subsequent public consultation on our draft intervention area. It is vital that we design these new procurements correctly to ensure that they deliver the best possible outcome for Scotland.