Southend looks to smart-city future

Written by Sam Trendall on 13 March 2018 in News
News

Borough council looks to start process with three-month consultancy to develop strategy

Credit: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

The Essex town of Southend-on-Sea is looking to develop a smart-city plan.

The local borough council said that the town is looking to explore the use of smart-city technologies in five key areas: community safety; environmental monitoring and management; mobility, access, and parking management; independent living, health, and wellbeing; and energy. 


Related content


The council said: “For Southend the concept of [a smart city] includes the integration of information and communications technology, and various physical devices connected to the network – the internet of things or – to monitor what is happening in the borough, to optimise the efficiency of city operations and services, to connect to citizens and employ predict-and-prevent strategies.”

To help develop its smart-city strategy, the council has put out a contract notice seeking an expert consultant to work with the authority for three months. The engagement is expected to be worth between £80,000 and £100,000 to the winning bidder.

Bids are invited until 11 April, with a contract due to commence on 1 May.

About the author

Sam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology

Share this page

Tags

Categories

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM READERS

Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

Overambitious transformation plans to cause ‘ugly scrambling for resources’, predicts NAO chief
18 July 2018

Auditor general Amyas Morse flags up three key issues that government must focus on to improve its work with private-sector suppliers

Cisco backs government’s Industrial Strategy with $100m investment pledge
20 July 2018

Network manufacturer to fund a number of initiatives, including the establishment of a 250-person AI research facility at University College London

Government to create digital database of property and land
19 July 2018

The creation of a Digital National Asset Register forms part of the newly published Government Estate Strategy

Essex resets digital transformation with multimillion pound programme of work
19 July 2018

Authority awards a nine-month deal worth £1.9m to Socitm Advisory and launches £2m tender for a longer-term transformation partner

 

Related Sponsored Articles

Don’t Gamble with your password resets!
20 June 2018

The cautionary tale of the Leicestershire teenager who hacked high-ranking officials of NATO allies shows the need for improved password security

Intelligent Connectivity: The Future of Networking - Delivering efficiency
16 July 2018

At BT, we realise that digital technology is changing the way we all do business. Make smart decisions with intelligent connectivity.

Intelligent Connectivity: The Future of Networking - Delivering innovation
9 July 2018

At BT, we realise that digital technology is changing the way we all do business. Make smart decisions with intelligent connectivity. With our network and know-how you can plan a smarter, more...