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America’s Cup 2017 Telecommunications Requirements (Wi-Fi Deliverables)

Open/Closing Date:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 17:00





Executive Summary:

In collaboration WEDCo, the ACBDA Telecommunications Team, are issuing a Wi-Fi RFP for an exclusive Wi-Fi solution covering the WEDCo area (as outlined in the attached document) which will start 1 February 2017 with a 5 year contract including a revenue sharing model or other benefit for WEDCo and will be used for the Americas Cup 19th May through 4th July 2017.

  • “The Team”, is issuing an RFP to all appropriate vendors in Bermuda to bid on the Wi-Fi communications requirements for Dockyard including the “Cross Island” (America’s Cup Village) from 1 February 2017 for a 5 year period with the option, by WEDCo, to extend for an additional 5 years.
  • The Team is looking for innovation options for the delivery of Wi-Fi that provides a benefit to WEDCo, with revenue sharing options or other service benefit options during the contract period. For the Americas cup and the service required for Cross Island this element could be a temporary build solution – that is then used elsewhere – or a permanent solution depending on the eventual use of Cross Island which is still to be determined.
  • The key Americas Cup events are planned for 19th May through 4th July 2017 and the Wi-Fi services on the “Cross Island” (America’s Cup Village) and other specifically identified event areas are to be free of charge during this period.
  • The following outlines the process that will be followed by “The Team” to seek & review proposals from potential vendors
15 Summary of Key Dates Wi-Fi Deliverables
Publish Request for Proposal 13-Sep-16
Final date for questions 20-Sep-16
Vendor proposals submitted 30-Sep-16
Vendor Presentation 10-Oct-16
Preferred Vendor recommendation 17-Oct-16
Vendor selection 31-Oct-16

Vendors may deliver submissions by e-mail to: and copied to Kent Bascome