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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-03152: Gillian Martin (Aberdeenshire East)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 17 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the delivery of the R100 superfast broadband programme.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 25 April 2019

The procurement process for our £600 million Reaching 100 percent programme is now well underway and I can confirm we have three highly credible bidders currently engaged in dialogue with officials.

The procurement process is, however, complex and tightly bound by law and procurement rules and, so, at this point in the process, I am constrained regarding the detail I can provide given the commercial sensitivities around the dialogue itself.

However, we will of course inform Parliament first, when we are able to confirm awards for each of the three regional contract lots.