The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Division of Broadband and Digital Equity recently posted a request for proposals to identify one or more vendors to provide risk management services for its implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide. The Division collected feedback on the draft request for proposals earlier this year from broadband stakeholders, including unserved communities across North Carolina, internet providers and vendors.
“We are moving quickly to expand access to high-speed internet across the state, but we are not losing sight of our obligation to be exemplary stewards of taxpayer dollars,” said Deputy Secretary for Broadband and Digital Equity Nate Denny. “We are making sure that the more than $1 billion dedicated to this effort is spent wisely to help as many North Carolinians as possible.”
The request for proposals is available on the State of North Carolina Interactive Purchasing System website at https://www.ips.state.nc.us/IPS/AGENCY/PDF/15163000.pdf. The division will hold a pre-offer conference Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. to answer questions from interested parties. Vendors may submit proposals until 2 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2023.
For more information about the NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity and Governor Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide in North Carolina, please visit https://www.ncbroadband.gov.