DVLA awards £7 million contract to Made Tech

Two year contract is part of DVLA looks to move to the cloud as part of IT transformation

Posted 26 October 2021 by Christine Horton

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has awarded a two year contract worth £7 million to Made Tech to provide design, development, and application support services. 

The project is part of the DVLA’s critical IT Transformation programme, which seeks to re-engineer all of its IT systems onto new, open-source, cloud-hosted IT platforms. 
The contract will see the digital, data and technology service provider to the UK public sector work with the agency’s teams, as well as supplying its own engineering developers, to deliver the migration of legacy services to cloud-based environments.

It also aims to develop new internal and external facing services and create online services and digital channels to improve overall customer service.

This will be the second project that Made Tech has worked on with the DVLA and is the largest contract the provider has been awarded to date. 
Tom Brewer, head of service creation at the DVLA said the organisation was delighted to be extending its working arrangement with Made Tech.

“Over the last year we have built an excellent relationship and shared vision of how to deliver first class digital services for our customers,” he said. “The blended delivery model comprising DVLA and Made Tech staff has led to an exceptional working culture that has delivered key strategic outcomes such as our First Provisional Licence digital service.”
“We are thrilled to be continuing and expanding our relationship with the DVLA, which we have been working with closely for some time now to help the agency develop its digital services, benefitting both its staff and the wider public,” said Robin Wyles, South West and Wales market principal at Made Tech.
The DVLA is headquartered in Swansea, where Made Tech also has a base of operations.

“This contract win is also testament to the incredible talent that our team in Swansea possesses and the hard work they have done to date,” said Wyles. “Wales is home to fantastic, highly skilled individuals which we are lucky to be able to employ and this project will allow us to grow our presence in the region while further enhancing our offering to the public sector in the country.”