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Transport for London (TfL) is running a high-speed procurement of a freight journey planner for the Olympic Games, with a tender in the Official Journal of the European Union, marked as an accelerated procedure and deemed "time-critical". The tender notice for a web-based system and interactive map application specifies just …

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Outsource to Child Services...

then Give each driver a nice rooted OuchPad with the data files on a flash drive.

Web Based - Check

Interactive - Check

Cheap - Check

Lost Drivers due to Lost Data on Lost Flash drive - Check

No clogged roads around Olympic sites. - Check

OLDfIT Policy at its best

(Olympic Lorry Drivers for IT)

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WTF?

Nothing like planning ahead

As I said, NOTHING, like planning ahead.

If it follows similar IT projects it should go live by 2023 , but only work for journeys of 10 metres or less, taken by tortoise-back between the hours of 01:00 and 01:45; and cost less than twice the GDP of CHINA.

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aka "TFL wants free consultancy"

To anyone tendering, if they ask for detailed design docs be very wary!

Assume everything you submit will be read by a crapita "consultant" :-(

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WTF?

Come again?

"...should enable operators to plan efficient journeys during next year's Olympic Games..."

Efficient journeys? By road? In *London*?

I think they've just asked for a sat nav in a different universe......

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Good, fast, cheap

Pick any two.

My guess is they'll go for fast and cheap...

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Upvoted for truth.

A government project with a fixed end-date? I'm sure it'll be a runaway success.

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Web-based ?

Yeah, the big people may have centrally provided route plans that could take this stuff into account, but everyone else will be doing what the sat-nav in their cab says. Or are they suggesting that the lorry drivers have a laptop on the dashboard to use their web-based service while they drive?

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