Plenary Group and Serco Inc. Selected as Preferred Bidder for Ontario Driver Examination Services

Published 30 April 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Plenary Group and Serco Inc., working as a consortium, has been selected as Preferred Bidder for Ontario’s Driver Examination Services.

The Plenary Serco DES consortium will work with Infrastructure Ontario to finalize contract details and reach financial close over the coming months. The project will provide driver examination services in Ontario over a 10-year period.

Serco has been providing driver examination services for the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) since 2003, and delivers 575,000 knowledge tests and 675,000 roads tests on an annual basis at 95 testing centers across Ontario.

“We are proud to be selected as Preferred Bidder to support MTO, and will work with them to ensure the completion of this procurement process,” said Ed Casey, Serco’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “We will continue ensuring transportation safety across the province and throughout Canada.”

“On behalf of all of our consortium partners, Plenary is thrilled to be selected as Preferred Bidder for Ontario’s Driver Examination Services,” said Brian Budden, Senior Vice President of Plenary Group. “We look forward to achieving financial close in the months ahead and to working with our partners, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and Infrastructure Ontario, to deliver quality service for Ontario’s drivers”.

About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services primarily to the Federal government.  We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions.  Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value.  Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 8,000 employees, annual revenue of $1.2 billion, and is ranked in the Top 35 of the largest Federal Prime Contractors by Washington Technology.  Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $7.5 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world.  More information about Serco Inc. can be found at

About Plenary Group: Plenary Group is one of North America’s leading specialized developers of long-term Public-Private Partnership (P3) and Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) projects, with over $6 billion in project capitalization, across Canada. For more information about Plenary Group, please visit the company’s website at

For additional information, please contact:

Alan Hill
Serco Inc. 

Stephanie Williamson
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Plenary Group