Or. Admin. R. 128-010-0035 - Opportunity Notice to Telecommunications Providers and Other Interested Parties

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

(1) The Office will provide an Opportunity Notice to Telecommunications Providers and other interested parties that the Office seeks information to determine if any proposed Broadband services and operations are already offered by a Telecommunications Provider(s) in the area meeting or exceeding the proposed plan developed by the Office.
(2) The Office will provide notice of an Opportunity Notice as provided in Section 15(1)(e) of these Division 10 rules and to any parties that the requestor associated with an Opportunity Notice asks to be notified of the Opportunity Notice.
(3) The Opportunity Notice may include a request for information or a request for quotes from Telecommunications Providers that are intended to allow Telecommunications Providers to demonstrate their ability to provide the Broadband services and operations proposed by the Office to the Site proposed to be served within a reasonable time and for a reasonable cost.
(4) The Office may amend an Opportunity Notice at any time either on its own initiative, or in response to a request to amend the Opportunity Notice by the requestor.
(5) Any Telecommunications Provider or interested parties may submit a notice that it intends to submit an offer to provide the requested services within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of the Opportunity Notice or any later date set forth in the Opportunity Notice. The Telecommunications Provider or other interested party must submit an offer to provide the requested services within such time as set forth in the Opportunity Notice.
(6) The Office may cancel an Opportunity Notice at any time, and for any reason. However, the Office may not provide Broadband services to any Site of a Non-State Entity that has been the subject of a cancelled Opportunity Notice unless it follows the procedures set forth in these Division 10 rules.
(7) Nothing in these Division 10 rules shall be construed to prohibit a telecommunication provider or any other person from communicating with requestor regarding an Opportunity Notice.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 128-010-0035
OSCIO 1-2019, adopt filed 03/26/2019, effective 3/26/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 276A

Statutes/Other Implemented: Or Laws 2018, ch 51 (HB 4023)

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