ADD348 Smart London projects

Type of decision: 
Assistant Director's decision
Code: 
ADD348
Date signed: 
10 September 2015
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

The Smart London Plan, developed in partnership with the Smart London Board, invites a closer look at how the capital as a whole functions – and how digital technology can be used to integrate different systems, and enable efficiencies - for the benefit of London residents and businesses. Although progress on most areas of the plan has been made, there are a number of Smart London Plan commitments where progress needs to accelerate if we are to meet the commitments set out by March 2016. It is for this purpose Smart London has been allocated £80,000 from the Development, Environment and Enterprise Minor Programme Budget. 

This is a £80,000 programme and the remaining expenditure of £35,000 will be put to approval later in the year in light of the further development work.

Decision

That the Executive Director approves expenditure of up to £45,000 to procure, through competitive  tender, the following:

•    Up to £10,000 for a delivery partner to produce a Smart London Challenge Day and report; 
•    Up to £15,000 for a content production delivery partner to produce high quality Smart London content;
•    Up to £10,000 for an events management delivery partner to produce a Smart London Investor Showcase event; and 
•    Up to £10,000 for a research delivery provider to produce a report into the size of London’s smart cities sector.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice

Introduction and background

London‘s population will approach ten million by 2030. With these demographic projections, we will have at least another 641,000 jobs, another 800,000 homes, and more than 600,000 extra passengers will need to travel by public transport at peak times. The Smart London Plan aims to raise awareness of the role digital technology can play in helping to address these pressures and in supporting London’s future growth. 

    In March 2013, the Mayor announced the new Smart London Board. The board is an advisory group, made up of a top line of experts including leading academics, businesses and entrepreneurs to help advise on how London can put digital technological at the heart of making the capital an even better place to live, work and invest. 

The Smart London Plan, developed in partnership with the Smart London Board, invites a closer look at how the capital as a whole functions as a result of the interplay between its ‘systems’ - from local government to education, healthcare, transportation and utilities – and how digital technology can be used to integrate different systems, and enable efficiencies - for the benefit of London residents and businesses.

Although progress on most areas of the plan has been made, there are a number of Smart London Plan commitments where progress needs to accelerate if we are to meet the commitments set out by March 2016. It is for this purpose Smart London has been allocated £80,000 from Development, Environment and Enterprise Minor Programme Budget.

We propose to use this in the following way;

1.    Up to £10,000 for a delivery partner to produce a Smart London Challenge Day and report 
2.    Up to £15,000 for a content production delivery partner to produce high quality Smart London content 
3.    Up to £10,000 for an events management delivery partner to produce a Smart London Investor Showcase event 
4.    Up to £10,000 for a research delivery provider to produce a report into the size of London’s smart cities sector.

A supplier will be competitively procured for each project on the basis of a service contract.  

Individual background has been provided for each of the projects in appendices, A, B, C and D.

Objectives and expected outcomes

Individual objectives and expected outcomes have been provided for each of the projects in appendices, A, B, C and D.

Equality comments

Individual equality comments have been provided for each of the projects in appendices, A, B, C and D.

Other considerations

Individual risks and links to Mayoral strategies have been provided for each of the projects in appendices, A, B, C and D.

Financial comments

5.1    Approval is being sought to undertake procurement exercises relating to Smart London Plan commitments as detailed in the decision. 

5.2    The revenue expenditure of up to £45,000 will be funded from the Development, Environment & Enterprise 2015/16 minor programme budget.

Planned delivery approach and next steps

Individual timelines have been provided for each of the projects in appendices, A, B, C and D.

Activity table

 

 

Appendices and supporting papers

Appendix A – Smart London challenge day details
Appendix B – Smart London content commissioning details
Appendix C – Smart London investor showcase
Appendix D – Smart London sector research

ALL INCLUDED IN ATTCHED DECISION FORM