Field Fisher Waterhouse advises DVLA on £450 million contract for Front Office Counter Services
28 Nov, 2012
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has advised the DVLA on the appointment as preferred bidder of Post Office Limited to provide driving licences and tax discs at post offices all over the UK. The £450 million contract will run for up to ten years, and provides a framework for other government departments as well as the DVLA to obtain front office counter services from the Post Office.
The existing contract between the DVLA and the Post Office was set to expire in March 2013, and the Post Office was chosen as preferred bidder for the replacement contract following a competitive tendering process in accordance with EU public procurement rules.
Field Fisher Waterhouse Technology & Outsourcing partner Hamish Sandison led on the deal, assisted by Technology and Outsourcing associates Olivia Woolston and Lowri Rees. The firm also provided two seconded paralegals to support the competitive dialogue process at DVLA’s HQ in Swansea. The team was assisted bypublic procurement partner Nick Pimlott, employment law partner Richard Kenyon and pensions law partnerDavid Gallagher to advise on all aspects of the procurement process.
Hamish Sandison said:”We are delighted to have had the opportunity to support DVLA on this strategic deal. This contract enables the public to obtain convenient access to important Government services at post office outlets right across the UK. This deal highlights the firm’s expertise in delivering major outsourcing agreements for both public and private sector clients.“