Lawsuit halts Viisage driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s license project
August 14, 2003
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A superior court judge has issued a stop work order on the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new drivers license program after the company that was not awarded the contract was granted a preliminary injunction by the judge.
Now a $20 million project by Littleton, Mass.-based Viisage Technology to upgrade the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s drivers license is on hold until Digimarc ID Systems can take the state to court. The state planned to begin rolling out the new tamper-resistant driver's licenses in select markets in August.
In its lawsuit, Digimarc claims the state selected Viisage based on price and ignored its "best value" procedure. ViisageÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s proposed price per license was 65 percent lower than bids by Digimarc and a third company.