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Transport for London has published a tender for the provision of average speed cameras for a project it plans to trial.

The cameras will be used to "enforce average speed limits in urban areas", according to the notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 10 August 2010.

A spokesperson for the department told GC News that the notice is a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) and that there are no concrete plans in place yet. "We are just looking to see who will apply at the moment," she added.

The spokesperson also disclosed that the PQQ is part of wider work it is currently undertaking with four London boroughs, but would not reveal further details. She suggested that announcements on such projects would be made "post October".

The notice says that the two-year contract could be extended if the trial proves successful, which would lead to "a requirement for further systems across London". The organisation envisages that one supplier will participate in the contract.

"We believe that speed cameras reduce the number of accidents on roads and save us money. For instance, cameras can be used as an alternative to road humps," the spokesperson added.

The speed camera notice was published three days after TfL cancelled a tender for road traffic predictive modelling software due to tighter spending measures being introduced at the organisation. A spokesperson told GC News at the time: "If it gets approval then we will re-advertise the notice at that time."

This article was originally published at Kable.

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