Policy paper

VCA framework agreement

How the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) works with the Department for Transport (DfT).


Vehicle Certification Agency framework agreement


The VCA’s core aim is to improve vehicle safety and environmental protection by providing vehicle and component testing, certification, information and other related services.

The DfT’s Motoring Services Agency sponsorship team is tasked with providing assurance to ministers and the Permanent Secretary that the agency is well managed.

Demonstration of conformity to this framework is a central piece of evidence for that assurance. The sponsorship team and the agency board will jointly review the framework regularly as required. An amended version will be effective on agreement of the relevant DfT director general and the agency chief executive.

Published 12 February 2020