Transport for London (TfL) has awarded a group of suppliers a contract to provide it with ICT and installation works underneath a framework agreement.
The selected suppliers for TfL’s framework, which is open to both TfL and the Greater London Authority (GLA) group, are expected to provide a variety of ICT installation and associated services.
Services which may be procured via the new agreement include cable installation, electrical services, ducting and containment, datacentre and comms room installations, hardware, wireless services and electronic service update board (ESUB) installations.
“The associated services will relate to the lifecycle of each of the above categories, which may include but not be limited to design, construction, planning, advisory, training, analytics, project management, limited support and maintenance and works required for installations as appropriate from time to time,” explains the contract award notice.
Last year, TfL implemented its ICT transformation strategy beginning with a procurement process for a service integration and management (SIAM) supplier.
The organisation claims that information management has direct responsibility for the systems underpinning London public transport.
For example, it provides the data and information that is used to power the online Journey Planner and the Electronic Station Update Boards.
The “towers” the organisation requires to realise its strategy are end user computing, networks and application development and application management services including hosting.
However, the basis of TfL’s technology approach is the SIAM and Towers model, which was recently slammed by Office of the CTO chief of staff Alex Holmes.