DVLA Vision Testing Services Contract - Latest Update

5 March 2014

Following the end of the “standstill” period at midnight last night without further extension, LOCSU has this morning been informed by DVLA that the “contract has now been awarded to Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd.” 

We have not been advised of the date of commencement of the new contract or what the transitional arrangements will be for current contract holders.  We will of course publish any further information we receive to assist current contract holders.

Alan Tinger, LOCSU Chairman said: “I have previously stated that the DVLA has reached a regrettable and destabilising conclusion for the UK Optical sector and that view is only strengthened by the support LOCSU received from within the sector to explore every possible rationale to mount a legal challenge within the “standstill” period.  Unfortunately, the legal advice we received made it clear that such challenge would have been fruitless.

"I have expressed in no uncertain terms to DVLA the concerns of the sector to the outcome and I await their response, which they have said would follow after the end of the “standstill” period." 


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