Datasonic Given 2 Year Contract Extension For Malaysian Passport Upkeep

Datasonic Group Berhad via its subsidiary has received Letters of Extension dated from the Home Ministry(KDN) for the extension of its contract with regards to the maintenance and supply of chips for the country’s National Passport. The group has secured 3 contract extensions which will commence from December 2021 till November 2023.

The supply of passport chip contract will include extending the validity period of the existing performance bond for the amount of RM3,187,500 to KDN until 30 November 2024; or to issue a new performance bond for the amount of RM2,276,785 to KDN, with a validity period commencing from December 2021 to November 2024.

As for the supply of the Malaysian Passport Documents, Datasonic is to extend the validity period of the existing performance bond for the amount of RM2,233,764 to KDN until 30 November 2024; or to issue a new performance bond for the amount of RM1,595,545 to KDN, with validity period commencing from December 2021 to November 2024.

Separately, the tech firm will also supply Polycarbonate Biodata Pages to the Ministry, and the value for the validity period of the existing performance bond will be RM3,531,036 until 30 November 2024; or to issue a new performance bond for the amount of RM2,320,395.43 to KDN, with validity period commencing from 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2024.

To give perspective and the job the group undertook, in December 2015, the group had accepted the Letter of Award dated from KDN for the supply of the Malaysian Passport Chips for a period of five years or 12.5 million of Passport Chips commencing from December 2016 to November 2021 for a contract sum of RM318,750,000.

IN April 2016, Datasonic had been awarded another contract to supply Malaysian Passport Documents for a period of five years or 13,416,000 units of Malaysian Passport Documents commencing for a contract sum of RM223,376,400 and a further award for the supply of 9.96 million Polycarbonate Biodata Pages to Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia for a contract sum of RM270,712,800.

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