A few months ago, we presented you with a framework agreement for the maintenance and acquisition of optical and IP equipment from the suppliers Ciena, Juniper, Nokia and F5, intended for the Belnet community.
If you are one of the 30 institutions to have expressed an interest, we would like to keep you fully informed regarding the progress of the various stages of the contract award process.
The candidate selection phase is completed, and the negotiation phase has started
Last June, our specifications were approved by the Council of Ministers. This allowed us to proceed with a call for applications, and we have just completed the candidate selection phase. Subsequently, the negotiation phase will take place in the last quarter of 2020 before the contract is awarded, expected in the first quarter of 2021.
However, please bear in mind that this planning is not fixed and is subject to certain variations. Certain stages could go much faster while others could take much longer.
We will duly inform you of any changes to this planning in the coming months.