Independents bid for DVLA contract

A joint bid for the Driving Vehicle and Licensing Association (DVLA) contract has been launched the Association of Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians (AIO) and Duncan and Todd’s Smart Employee Eyecare (See) business.

The two companies joined forces again for the 2024 bid as they did in 2019 when it was last up for tender and eventually awarded to Specsavers.

Christian French, chair of AIO said, said: ‘We are determined that independents can offer DVLA sight tests paid for by the Government if they elect to do so, and by working with See once again we believe there is a real chance of this becoming a reality.

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