Thirty3: Bringing Innovation to London Public Sector Tech Procurement
Organised by: LOTI, Nitrous, GLA, London & Partners
In November 2019 LOTI released City Tools: London, in partnership with Bloomberg Associates.
City Tools comprises a report and interactive dashboard that maps technologies, contracts and skills across London’s boroughs. By making this information open and easily accessible, our intention was to empower boroughs to identify new opportunities to collaborate on technology procurement, re-shape the government technology market and improve the future of service delivery in London.
Following feedback from boroughs, LOTI, in partnership with the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Economic Development Team and CityTech enabler, Nitrous, , are launching a more sophisticated and user-friendly platform, developed by Nitrous and supported by data partners Proactis and Jaeggar. Thirty3 has the potential to show boroughs’ technology tender opportunities and make them more transparent and accessible to SMEs. Our intention is to create a virtuous circle of procurement opportunities that feed into our database of existing applications used by boroughs. We are further working alongside forward-thinking organisations such as Proactis and Jaggaer who have supported open access to London tendering datasets and industry best practice for SME procurement.
This session forms part of the Smart Cities event and will comprise of two elements:
A video demo, presenting the new Thirty3 platform, designed to increase transparency and help small businesses navigate London’s public sector tech procurement opportunities
An ‘Innovation in Procurement’ panel discussion on the potential of Thirty3 to facilitate better collaboration and SME engagement in public sector procurement.