Transport for London (TfL) is planning to undertake a major transformation of its information management (IM) department.
According to a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), TfL has launched a major operating model and service delivery re-design programme, which will change how it delivers IM products and services to the 25,000 internal staff.
The organisation is currently consulting the market on its proposed designs, which are based on a model that places service integration and management (SIAM) on top of a number of ‘Towers’, such as hosting, application management, telecoms, and end user computing.
The IM programme and commercial teams are hosting a supplier event on 1 May in Central London, where TfL chief information officer Steve Townsend will present his plans for a transformed IM department and further information on procurement and timelines will be made available.
TfL is understood to have been mulling over plans for its IM department for some time, holding a supplier event to help prepare its strategy back in November 2012. An OJEU notice at the time suggested that the various contracts could be worth up to £150m per year.