The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in Upper Hutt wants to replace its current ID cards.
According to request for information documents released this week there are a number of problems with the current ID system, as each service has its own card, processes and different card appearance.
NZDF will need 15,000 smart-chip ID cards in the first year and an ongoing estimated annual amount of approximately 2500 cards.
The supplier will have to detail the size of the chip (64k minimum) and provide a secure method for matching data with a photo to ensure authentic identification.
The deadline for replies is Thursday, November 13. More details are available on the Government Electronic Tenders website under ICCNZ reference 23938.