2.1 DVSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport, and carries out driving tests, approves people to be driving instructors and MOT testers, carries out tests to make sure lorries and buses are safe to drive, carries out roadside checks on drivers and vehicles, and monitor vehicle recalls.
The purpose of this procurement is to appoint a single supplier for the provision of services relating to the decommissioning of redundant DVSA testing equipment.
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will continue to reduce the volume of its Heavy Vehicle Testing Estates and Facilities in accordance with observed incremental growth rate in the Authorised Testing Facilities market. The Testing Transformation Programme (TTP) was set up to bring statutory vehicle testing closer to Vehicle Operators and Vehicle Maintainers; by encouraging private individuals and entrepreneurs to set up an Authorised Vehicle Testing Facility (ATF) for private and public use. This was a strategic and positive shift in the way DVSA conducts its vehicle testing business. TTP has now been replaced by the Estates Rationalisation Programme (ERP) in a bid to lower the DVSA's Estate throughout the Country.