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Driving: Licensing

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 286824, tabled on 4 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria the Government used to decide which company was awarded the contract to undertake sight tests for the DVLA.

Answered on

9 September 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s current eyesight test contract was awarded on 5 March 2014. The evaluation criteria used to award the contract were cost and quality. The detailed quality criteria were:

  • nationwide coverage

  • sub-contracting/recruitment process

  • vision testing and process requirements

  • process improvements

  • testing improvements

  • management information