MD1347 Future involvement in the iCity project
The Mayor (MD1081) approved the GLA’s involvement in the iCity project and the commissioning of expert technical support services to ensure its successful delivery. Citi Logik Limited was commissioned in accordance with standard GLA procurement processes.
Following a recent GLA internal project review, progress on the project has been considered to be unsatisfactory. Subsequently the European Commission’s second annual review came to the same conclusion, but agreed to extend the project to June 2015 to allow sufficient time for the project to deliver against the original objectives.
Since our assessment of value to London of a continued contribution to the project is low, and there is no identified GLA resource for this project beyond December 2014, the GLA intends to withdraw from the iCity consortium, retaining an option to continue as a non-funding, cooperation project partner, subject to agreement with the lead city on terms of reference.
This MD confirms the GLA’s decision to withdraw and as a consequence also seeks approval for the continued engagement of Citi Logik Limited until the end of the project notice period on 31st May 2014.