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, because of 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 Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) and the London Growth Hub, the platform, has been developed by the London Office of Technology 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.
More than 90 per cent of London’s public sector know-how contracts are held by simply 15 suppliers – Thirty3 is geared toward altering that and can turn into 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 data 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 selections.
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 selection when procuring know-how to make sure London stays a centre of innovation.
Thirty3 will likely 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, mentioned: “Thirty3 will make London more open to innovation by creating a city-wide platform to understand technology needs across the public sector for the first time. This will diversify London’s tech infrastructure, improve services for Londoners and help public bodies save money.”