In November 2019, LOTI launched City Tools:London in partnership with Bloomberg Associates. City Tools sought to improve London local government’s approach to technology procurement by helping boroughs see which technologies and contracts power each of their services with a Power BI Dashboard and insights Report.
Having used the initial City Tools’ dataset to identify opportunities for boroughs to work together on procurement opportunities in a project led by Waltham Forest, LOTI partnered with Nitrous and the GLA to build a more sophisticated and user-friendly platform that will also help SMEs better navigate boroughs’ technology tenders. This is being supported by data partners Proactis and Jaggaer, whose contracts data feeds into the platform via API. The new platform will be launched during London Tech Week in September 2020.