London’s world-leading tech sector and the capital’s public our bodies will profit from a brand new city-wide platform for tech procurement, due to a brand new initiative from the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and London native authorities.
Thirty3 brings collectively all of the contracting alternatives from throughout London’s 33 native authorities into one place, making them searchable, comprehensible and useable for the capital’s tech companies.
Funded by the London Financial Motion Partnership (LEAP) and the London Development Hub, the platform, has been developed by the London Workplace of Know-how and Innovation (LOTI) – a collaboration between the Mayor of London, London Councils, 16 London native authorities – and tech startup Nitrous, the supply associate for the venture.
Greater than 90 per cent of London’s public sector expertise contracts are held by simply 15 suppliers – Thirty3 is aimed toward altering that and can grow to be London’s key hub for technology-focused public sector procurement.
The platform offers SMEs an aggregated view of procurement alternatives and provides boroughs and governmental our bodies clearer info on what merchandise can be found.
It additionally visualises related details about the typically intimidating public sector procurement course of, empowering SMEs to make higher procurement choices.
Thirty3 is an instance of a shared dedication to supporting SMEs throughout London – and giving authorities organisations larger shopping for energy, extra customizability and extra alternative when procuring expertise to make sure London stays a centre of innovation.
Thirty3 might be launched at London Tech Week on Thursday September 10 at two occasions – one focused at start-ups and SMEs, and one focused at boroughs.
London’s Chief Digital Officer, Theo Blackwell, stated: “Thirty3 will make London extra open to innovation by making a city-wide platform to grasp expertise wants throughout the general public sector for the primary time. This may diversify London’s tech infrastructure, enhance companies for Londoners and assist public our bodies get monetary savings.”