Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment
National Broadband Plan: Discussion
Ms Michele Connolly:
I accept that there was no competitive tension at the end of the process. However, we had competitive tension for quite some period in the course of the procurement process, right up to and including after we had detailed submissions from the two remaining bidders. That gave us a very detailed breakdown of the financials, cost estimates, technical solutions and the revenue estimates that were going to be put forward or assumed by two particular parties in the process. There was not a considerable difference between the estimates that were coming from both parties. We had strong competitive tension until that point.