RFQ VTA2011-127:Consulting Services for Dark Fiber Pricing and Management

 The VTA is seeking a firm or consultant with experience in commercial lease negotiations of dark fiber.  The VTA is considering soliciting proposals in the first quarter of 2012 from companies interested in managing dark fiber assets developed with state funding on a carrier-neutral basis.  Since the management of the fiber will influence the pricing of the fiber the VTA is seeking, as part of this RFQ, the completion of the following four tasks:

  1. Develop, in consultation with the VTA, a template set of terms and conditions for the lease (or functionally similar forms of agreement) of dark fiber assets, based on terms and conditions commonly found in such agreements.
  2. Advise the VTA on common rates for the use of dark fiber assets in the New England (and especially northern New England) region, including differentiation between rates for use of privately-funded and publicly-funded networks.
  3. Advise on cost effective way or ways to manage dark fiber assets funded by the VTA.
  4. Develop for the VTA a draft RFP for dark fiber management services.

Deadline: January 10, 2012 

RFQ VTA2011-127 (.pdf)

RFQ VTA2011-127 (MocroSoft Word)