London transport makes purchasing connection

30 January 2003
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30 January 2003

London's fragmented £25 billion transport network is to connect its e-procurement systems.

This comes as mayor Ken Livingstone attempts to introduce more buses, improve the Underground and reduce traffic.

Transport for London (TfL), the body responsible for the city's transport infrastructure, is to introduce an e-procurement system for £500 million of spend, including CCTV, buses and uniforms, to more than 100 locations, at a cost of £29 million over 10 years.

The system aims to help the Greater London Authority meet its 3 per cent annual efficiency savings target.

London's Transport Museum will begin using it in April.

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