DVLA signs contract for continued IT transformation

The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has signed a contract with a UK tech services company to continue its IT transformation programme. 

Lasting two-years, the contract with Made Tech has a potential value of up to £14m and will see the company rearchitect and reengineer all of the agency’s IT systems onto new platforms.


CEO of Made Tech, Rory MacDonald, said: ‘We are proud to have been awarded this contract and to continue our work to help the DVLA. This contract win reinforces our commitment to support the public sector to rapidly deliver services that are making a positive impact in society.’ 

‘This renewal, together with the recent Home Office contract renewal is evidence of our ability to deliver digital technology and highlights the strength of our reputation in this growing market.’ 

Made Tech have also recently finalised contracts with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service. 

Work with the DVLA will see systems moved to new open-sourced and cloud-hosted IT platforms as part of a five year transformation for the agency which Made Tech has been involved with since Autumn 2020. 

The company was founded in 2008 and has offices in London, Manchester, Bristol and Swansea. 

IT transformation has been taking place across many government bodies over recent years as they seek to stay up to date to maintain ease of use and digital security. 

A report last year found that more ICT waste was generated by the government than ever recorded with ICT transformation programmes pointed to as a reason for the increase. 

A blog post by the DVLA in August touted its status as ‘one of the first in government’ to bring their IT services in-house. The post by DVLA’s Chief Technology Officer Brian Sullivan also said that the agency would be exploring the automation of some processes and the introduction of a digital driving licence.

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