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DVLA wants partner to deliver online trailer registration service for Brexit

Matteo Natalucci Published 19 March 2018

Service, through which drivers must register their trailers to drive on EU countries’ roads, needs to be in public beta by December 2018


The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is looking for a digital partner to help it get an online trailer registration service with associated common components into public beta by December 2018.

DVLA needs to build and implement the trailer registration service to ensure UK operators driving on the continent can comply with the requirements of those EU countries requiring the registration of trailers travelling on their roads.

This project is part of the government’s preparations to Brexit, and is considered to be a priority and a major deliverable for both the DVLA and the Cabinet.

The registration scheme will be an online service only, developed and managed by the DVLA. The service needs to be in public beta by December 2018 because trailer operators must register ahead of the 1968 Convention coming into force in March 2019.

User stories and acceptance criteria should be developed collaboratively with and signed off by the DVLA’s product owner. The DVLA will provide the user stories for the first 2-4 sprints.

Two key outputs are:

  • Testing/Test Plan - system and acceptance testing, including accessibility testing carried out in line with the test plan and user stories.
  • Development of an amendable prototype throughout delivery.

The platform will need to adhere to the Government Digital Service (GDS) service assessment standards and undertake both alpha and public beta service assessments, before going into public beta by December 2018.

Enablement to DVLA personnel needs to be undertaken during development and post go-live, the opportunity states.

Suppliers will need to demonstrate a high level of agile experience, technical capability, with a proven track record in delivering major online services at pace.

The closing date for applications for the opportunity is March 29.

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