Gemalto wins DVLA contract as IBM misses out
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Gemalto has been awarded has been awarded the contract for the management of UK drivers’ licences by The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). IBM had previously held the contract, believed to be worth £60 million to £300 million.
The supplier responsibilities will include providing between 40 and 80 million secure permit documents, digital tachograph cards and biometric residence permits.
“The DVLA is recognised as a centre of excellence for the issue of high security national documents like the Driving Licence and Biometric Residence Permit,” commented Simon Tse, Chief Executive Officer of DVLA.
“The new contract we have signed today delivers millions of pounds of saving for the UK taxpayer and allows DVLA to issue even more secure driving licences, and provide the next generation of high security smart cards for other parts of UK government. We look forward to working with Gemalto to ensure the UK’s cards remain among the most secure in the world.”