INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 26, 2015) - The Bureau of Motor Vehicles is now outsourcing license plate production and registration, as part of a multi-million dollar contract that went into effect at the beginning of the month.
The Indiana BMV is now doing business with a company called Intellectual Technology Incorporated, or ITI. The company will now handle plate production and registration processes for the BMV.
While some aren’t happy about the move, BMV officials say this will save the state more than $14 million dollars over the course of the five-year contract.
Still, some lawmakers like State Rep. Dan Forestal, D-Indianapolis, say they want proof. But Forestal’s proposal asking for a break-down of the savings was voted down in the House.
“If it saves money that’s wonderful,” said Forestal. “But my amendment would have required a look back to prove the savings realized and it was voted down by my friends on the other side of the aisle.”
And as for the new contract, BMV officials said it would benefit the agency and its customers in the long run.
“No one will notice a difference. If anything maybe products can be produced quicker,” said spokesman Josh Gillespie. “It streamlines everything. It brings everything under one roof and that allows us to work with one company instead of multiple organizations.”