Professional Broadband Consulting Services


The Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island (hereafter referred to as the TOWN), is seeking roposals from qualified broadband consulting firms (hereafter referred to as the CONSULTANT or FIRM or APPLICANT), to assist the Town in soliciting proposals for design, construction, implementation, operation and maintenance of an island-wide broadband network. Interested firms should respond to this request on, or before, the time due for submission.

Each CONSULTANT submitting proposals must be lawfully engaged in the practice of broadband consulting with specific experience in the type of services requested herein, and be in good standing with the State of Rhode Island.

Proposals must be received by the Office of the Town Manager, located at 16 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI 02807 no later than 2:00 PM on June 4, 2019, to be eligible for consideration by the Town. Each proposal shall be submitted in a sealed envelope which is clearly marked:

                                                           RFP for
                             Professional Broadband Consulting Services

Three hard copies of the proposal and one electronic copy on disc or drive must be submitted in the sealed response package.

Bidders shall make note that ferries, airplanes and/or mail service may be delayed or cancelled as a result of poor weather and plan accordingly.

Copies of the RFP documents and all future addenda are available, at no charge, on the Town’s website at

The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or any part thereof, to waive any formality, informality, information and/or errors in the proposal, to accept the proposal considered to be in the best interest of the Town, or to solicit and purchase on the open market if it is considered in the best interest of the Town to do so.

Failure to submit all information as detailed in the RFP documents and/or submission of an unbalanced or incomplete proposal is sufficient reason to declare a proposal as non-responsive and subject to disqualification.

                                                      TOWN OF NEW SHOREHAM, RI

                                                       Edward L. Roberge, Town Manager

                                                       May 14, 2019

RFP for Professional Broadband Consulting Services

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