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"This procurement has delivered a fantastic outcome for IPS by delivering a superior passport at exceptional value for money."

Kevin Sheehan, Director of Integrity and Security, IDENTITY & PASSPORT SERVICE

PA wins gold at the 2010 MCA awards

PA Consulting Group (PA) has won another prestigious Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Management Award for our work with the Identity and Passport Service (IPS). The win, in the Operational Performance in the Public Sector category, was announced at the ceremony in London on Thursday 29th April, adding to PA’s enviable collection of MCA trophies.

The winning project involved working with the IPS to procure a new passport provider. This complex and high-profile project required a redesigned passport which met the new international regulations for travel documentation, with enhanced security features to keep ahead of the threat of counterfeiting and the capability to store additional biometric information.

The team supported IPS and managed the £400m procurement process from start to finish. The process was completed four months earlier than scheduled and below budget. The quality and security of the passport exceeded expectations and the new passport service will generate savings in excess of £160 million (30% savings against the anticipated contract value) over the term of the contract.

Kevin Sheehan, Director of Integrity and Security at the IPS, said of the project: "This procurement has delivered a fantastic outcome for IPS by delivering a superior passport at exceptional value for money. This project exemplifies the benefit of co-operative working through bringing together IPS's world-class passport knowledge with PA's procurement expertise." Mark Brett added: “The MCA’s recognition of the quality and value of this complex project demonstrates PA's expertise and leadership in public sector procurement.”


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