In the UK, the Home Office is urging suppliers to get ready
for a massive tender for biometric ID Cards. It is likely that the legislation to push the cards through, currently before Parliament, will lead to almost immediate moves towards the establishment of a National Identity Cards scheme.
Contracts are likely to require the provision of such services to deliver the scheme covering all resident United Kingdom citizens and others entitled to British passports, and, in the case of Identity Cards, up to the whole adult (over 16) population of the UK (including certain foreign nationals) for the duration of the contracts (which may vary in start date and duration).
Potential suppliers interested in the procurement opportunities the program may present should head over to the commercial section of www.identitycards.gov.uk.