On May 14th the Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC), together with municipal Communication Union Districts (CUDs), CVFiber, ECFiber, and NEK Broadband, issued an RFP for a high-level design for its 800+ mile fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network for the WEC distribution territory.
The CUDs and WEC came together as a means of leveraging construction for both broadband telecommunications infrastructure and electric smart grid monitoring to serve the premises of the WEC members.
In coordination with the above project, CVFiber is seeking to contract for the development of a high-level design for the remainder of its FTTP network of 450+- miles in the CVFiber District, as well as for the detailed engineering for the entire District, beginning with Phase 1.
The intent of this RFP is to ensure that there is a holistic design for the entire District and that it is compatible with the WEC high-level design, which has a separate RFP (https://cvfiber.net/rfps-contracts/).
Following completion and acceptance of the high-level design of the CVFiber network, the same contractor shall incrementally develop detailed network engineering plans for the entire CVFiber District in a series of work orders pursuant to CVFiber Requests for Bid as pole data and funds become available.
The Phase One detailed engineering project is approximately 300 miles, serving about 4,250 premises. A detailed pole inventory will begin in June and should be completed by August 2021.
Proposals are due by June 2, 2021.
Information about the RFP can be found here: RFPs and Contracts