Procurement Process

National Broadband Plan

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to address Ireland’s connectivity challenges, by ensuring that every premises in the country has access to high speed broadband services.

This is being achieved through:

  • Measures to incentivise and accelerate industry investment; and
  • An ambitious investment programme by the State in areas of the country where there is no existing or planned commercial high speed broadband.

Procurement Process

The NBP procurement process is being managed intensively by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and following detailed engagement with bidders through a competitive dialogue process, bidders were recently invited to submit their Detailed Solutions in September. This represents a major milestone in the procurement process. The Detailed Solutions stage of the procurement process is the final stage before moving to Final Tenders.