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TfL invites tenders for ticketing systems

Transport for London (TfL) is inviting suppliers to bid for computer-related services for its ticketing systems.

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Transport for London is inviting suppliers to bid for computer-related services for its ticketing systems.

The existing ticketing and revenue collection system is currently provided under a single contract. The Transport for London (TfL) ticketing system collects over £3bn per year.

The body is seeking to engage with suppliers to create a more cost-effective procurement package. This structure may result in one or more procurement processes for single or multiple elements of the services, said TfL's contract notice.

TfL is currently in the process of modifying the system to enable the acceptance of Integrated Transport Smartcard Organisation smartcards and contactless payment cards.

Under the current contracts arrangements, the supply of Oyster smartcards and the provision of the wired WAN is to be transferred back to TfL in August 2013. The rest of the services will be handed back by August 2015.

In November, TfL put out a tender for a framework agreement for a £750,000 business intelligence tool to help reduce its number of office locations. Over the next five years TfL is to reduce the number of its sites by consolidating them into central hub locations.

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