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French co Oberthur Technologies to produce Estonian IDs after 2018

BC, Tallinn, 28.04.2017.Print version
The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and the French company Oberthur Technologies signed an agreement on Thursday whereby Oberthur Technologies will produce ID cards, residence permit cards, digital IDs and diplomatic IDs for Estonia after the agreement with the current manufacturer expires at the end of 2018, reports LETA/BNS.

Oberthur Technologies will be responsible for the manufacture of the card, the chip, and linking the document to personal data. It will also be responsible for the card's functioning.

Oberthur Technologies will manufacture and personalize the cards in Estonia.

The value of the five-year contract is approximately 40 mln euros. Under the new agreement the expenses of the Police and Border Guard Board for the manufacture of the ID card will remain at the present level.

A tender committee, which aside from experts from the Police and Border Guard Board included experts from the Estonian Information System Authority, the Interior Ministry and the ministry's IT and development center, chose the offer by Oberthur Technologies from among three offers.

The current agreement of the Police and Border Guard Board with manufacturer of ID cards Gemalto AG runs until the end of 2018 at the latest.

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