Decision details

Award of Contract(s): Digital Innovation Project OKD09 (24/25)

Decision Maker: Director of Place Services (Lee Harris)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The County Council is working with the food and drink agricultural sectors across Sussex to improve their economic performance by co-developing foundational technology (e.g. 5G and Artificial Intelligence) use cases with telecoms and technology partners, education centres and commercial producers.


External funding has been sought and a procurement process to select a technology provider/operator to take forward the project has commenced, following decision SSED01 23/24 taken in December 2023. 


The Director of Place Services has agreed to award of contract(s) to implement the digital innovation project to Boldyn Networks PNE UK Limited for a period of three years from the decision date, with a further optional extension of up to two years.  The total value of the contract, including the extension period, is £2,668,781.75.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None declared

Publication date: 07/06/2024

Date of decision: 07/06/2024

Date comes into force if not called in: 19/06/2024

Call-in deadline date: 18/06/2024

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