Issue details

Award of Contract(s): Digital Innovation Project

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. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and affects more than 1 division;

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/12/2023

Decision due: June 2024 by Director of Place Services (Lee Harris)

Lead director: Lee Harris

Contact: Sarah Bazen, Digital Infrastructure Program Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 22374.

Consultation process

Representation can be made during the month prior to that in which the decision is due to be taken.


Consultees will include Brinsbury College, Plumpton College, West Sussex Growers’ Association

Democratic Services Contact: Adam Chisnall Tel: 033 022 28314


Background papers

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