Southend looks to smart-city future
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.
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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.
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