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The new identities and the Space Hellas consortium

The new identities and the Space Hellas consortium

29 Feb, 2024

It may be that three consortia are typically in the final stage to undertake the big project for the new identities but the market is buzzing that the job has been given to the consortium that includes Manolopoulos' Space Hellas

The result of the final sanction of the competition will be known officially in September.

The net budget of the competition reaches 400.000.000 euros (with VAT it rises to 515.000.000 euros), however high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Citizen Protection raise the cost to 800.000.000 euros.
In the final phase of the competition, three joint ventures led by three listed companies have qualified. These are Unisystems (interests of former SEB president Theodoros Fessas), OTE and Space Hellas.

In particular, the three joint ventures are the following: 1) Thales Dis France – Unisystems, 2) Veridos Matsoukis – OTE – Byte – INCM and 3) Zetes Industries – Zetes – Space Hellas – ANY. The two consortia that were left out are Idemia - Neurosoft and In Continu Et Services - Inform Lykos, with information stating that they were excluded due to deficiencies in their technical files.

The project includes the supply of a new Integrated Information System for Security Forms (OPSEA) for the purpose of issuing the new identity cards, passports and identification documents of the Greek state, i.e. a total of 45.000.000 security documents.

The consortium that will prevail will not only issue the new identity cards, but also a series of other security forms such as passports, driving licenses and special cards for refugees and immigrants.

One part of the project is the development of the IT and printing infrastructure (approximately 100.000.000-120.000.000 euros) and the second is the provision of the service (300.000.000 euros) for the issuance of documents to be carried out by the executive staff of the Ministry of Public Order and EL.AS., but consumables and technical support will be the responsibility of the joint venture contractor.

The new Greek identity cards will be in the form of a credit card, type ID-1, with common security features, and will have a machine-readable zone, for recognition by special scanning machines. The project in question, which is characterized as classified due to its nature, has been announced by the Ministry of Citizen Protection in collaboration with the Digital Government.

The new ID will be like a driver's license with a color photo and will incorporate the electronic signature, which will be sufficient for transactions with the Government. The change of identities is required by the new directives of the European Union.

Article by Aris Spinos


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