UK Crown Commercial Service category lead for technology solutions, explains how the CCS can support the development of smart cities and help modernise public sector procurement practices on Public Sector Executive. “By working together, suppliers, customers and CCS can create the more efficient and data-driven urban management needed to ensure truly smart cities become a reality,” he says. Suppliers will be sought for fibre infrastructure, digital infrastructure services, connectivity services, and more, specifically offering opportunity to SMEs. Two agreements are already on the agenda, Smart Cities Transport Technology Infrastructure and Smart Energy Cities. Smart city supporting opportunities are already available through Heat Networks and Electricity Generation Assets (HELGA) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) which will help public bodies and the wider public sector find the right suppliers for solar panels, wind turbines, heat networks, battery storage and more. Read the article here.