City Tools / Thirty3

Creating an evidence base of the technologies and contracts that power London's local public services to improve procurement and SME engagement.

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Status: Completed


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.

Coming Next:

  • Enhanced data for technologies in use in London Boroughs to be added to Thirty3
  • Pre-procurement collaboration area



City Tools Dashboard

City Tools: London provides an overview of all the major IT systems, contracts and internal IT capabilities used across London's boroughs.

Thirty3: Tech Procurement Platform

A platform to improve London boroughs' technology procurement. View boroughs' latest tenders and the technologies they use to power their services and back office functions.

Tender Wording for Data Access and API Requirements

Wording for technology tenders to ensure boroughs can set clear expectations with suppliers about their data access and API requirements.

Project Timeline


City Tools Anniversary Week

One year since the launch of the original City Tools

City Tools Featured Image


City Tools Legacy Data Update

LOTI boroughs have until 30th October to update their technology data on the Thirty3 site


MoU Deadline

Deadline for boroughs to sign the contracts data sharing MoU

Screenshot of LOTI Thirty3 Platform


Thirty 3

LOTI in partnership with the Greater London Authority will be developing the City Tools platform. ‘Thirty 3’ will launch in September 2020.


City Tools platform development

User design workshop


Improving procurement in the public sector

Creating a common specification template for procuring Housing Services IT systems. Summary here.


City Tools: Northgate opportunity in Housing Services Workshop

See summary.


City Tools: Identifying future use cases workshop

See summary.


Project Planner

Setting out the aims and our desired outcome to create transparency about the technologies that currently underpin London’s local government services. We also explore what the change is that we wish to see as a result of the adoption of this tool.

City Tools Project Planner
December 2, 2019

Project Kick-off

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