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Voucher Priority Areas in Regional Supplier Contracts

We will now be aligning the final dates for project submissions and voucher requests in a Lot boundary to the close of the Public Review (PR) consultation for each area and removing the pause for any active projects to allow them to continue to deliver. 

To enable the intervention area to be finalised ahead of procurement there will be a pause to voucher eligibility for all UPRNs identified in an intervention area at PPME, except where these are marked as Voucher Priority Areas. 

An active project is one where:

    • The project is published
    • Vouchers have been:
          • requested or issued in the last 12months OR;
          • claimed in the last 6 month 

1) Until the end of the Public Review

Projects: New projects can be submitted as normal but suppliers should allow plenty of time for review ahead of the PR closure.

Vouchers: Vouchers can be requested for eligible premises as normal. Issued vouchers can be claimed as normal.

2) After Public Review closure

Projects:

  • ‘Active’ projects will be identified and the premises within them marked as Voucher Priority Areas (VPAs). 
  • Projects at an advanced stage of development but ‘not active’ at the end of Public Review will be assessed as part of the intervention area (IA) design process to determine if vouchers or procurements provide the best solution for gigabit coverage in an area, at BDUK’s discretion. New projects will need to satisfy strict criteria and prove a clear case that the voucher project could deliver gigabit coverage quicker than the procurement. The IA design process typically takes 3 months to complete.
  • No new voucher projects can be submitted within the Lot boundary.

Vouchers: Vouchers can continue to be requested for premises within VPAs only. Issued vouchers can be claimed as normal.

3) During intervention area (IA) design

Projects: Any non-active projects already submitted by the end of PR which we are satisfied will offer better pace and value than procurement will be added to the VPA list. No new voucher projects can be submitted in the Lot boundary while the IA is designed.

Vouchers: Vouchers can be requested for premises within the updated VPA list. Issued vouchers can be claimed as normal.

4) During procurement

Projects: The final VPA list will be published alongside the final IA (procurement boundary) after we have completed pre-procurement market engagement. No new voucher projects can be submitted within the IA.

Vouchers: Vouchers can be requested for premises within the VPA list. Issued vouchers can be claimed as normal.

5) At contract award and during delivery

Projects: New voucher projects can be submitted for areas which are not part of the contract and which meet the rest of the GBVS eligibility criteria.

Vouchers: Vouchers can be requested for eligible premises.

 

UPRN Details

The file below (CSV) provides a full list of UPRN’s included within Voucher Priority Areas

Phase 1A (27/07/22 )

Phase 1B (27/07/22)

Phase 2A (27/07/22)

Phase 2B (27/07/22)

Phase 2C (27/07/22)

 

Lots in Phase 1A

  • Cambridgeshire and adjacent areas (Lot 5)
  • Cumbria (Lot 28) 
  • Durham, Tyneside and Teesside areas (Lot 4) and Northumberland (Lot 34)

Lots in Phase 1B 

  • Shropshire (Lot 25) 
  • Norfolk (Lot 7)
  • Suffolk (Lot 2)
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight (Lot 27) 

Lots in Phase 2A

  • Worcestershire (Lot 24)
  • Oxfordshire and West Berkshire (Lot 13)
  • Kent (Lot 29)
  • Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and East of Berkshire (Lot 26) 
  • Staffordshire (Lot 19)
  • West Sussex (Lot 1)

 

Revised deadline for Lots in Wales (42, 43, 44, 45) – Friday 26 August
We have extended the deadline for project submissions and voucher requests in Wales, prior to procurement, to Friday 26 August. The deadline was previously Friday 15 July. Only premises in voucher priority areas will remain eligible for vouchers during procurement.
We have changed the date to align voucher deadlines with Project Gigabit procurement timelines and allow for further work that needs to be undertaken in this area. 

 

Revised future deadlines – Phase 3A and 3B

For the Lots below within Phase 3A and 3B, we have revised the final date for project submissions and voucher requests prior to procurement in order to align voucher deadlines with the close of PR for each area. Only premises in voucher priority areas will remain eligible for vouchers during procurement.

 

Lots in Phase 3A and 3B – Friday 14 October

  • Herefordshire (Lot 15)
  • Lincolnshire (including NE Lincolnshire and N Lincolnshire) and East Riding (Lot 23)
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (Lot 32)
  • Devon and Somerset (Lot 6) 
  • Dorset (Lot 14)
  • Cheshire (Lot 17)
  • Gloucestershire (Lot 18)