Decision details

Decision details

Super Connected Wireless Concession Award Authority

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to extend the officer delegation (given by CEB on 9/10/2013) to include the award of a city-wide wireless concession contract providing public Wi-Fi access.


As this is a concession contract it will involve no spend from the Council, instead we expect to generate income from the contract.


We estimate the income for Oxford City Council and the County Council will be in the region of £200K - £400K combined in total (not each) over the potential 15 year term of the contract. The value of the opportunity to the market is not known (nor ever will be) but is estimated to be in the region of £600K - £1.8M over the potential 15 year term of the contract.


The Interim Assistant Chief Executive for Regeneration and Economy has submitted a report which requests approval to award a contract for a Wireless Concession, as part of the Super Connected City project approved by CEB in October 2013.


Board members noted that the method of controlling of the advertising content needed to be finalised and asked that a method of secure sign-on as well as open network should be considered.


The City Executive Board resolved to approve the Wireless Concession contract referred to in this report to the supplier selected in accordance with the procurement process undertaken.


Report author: Oliver Collins

Publication date: 26/06/2017

Date of decision: 20/06/2017

Decided at meeting: 20/06/2017 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 24/06/2017

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