MitID sent out to tender


The process for the development of MitID has now been kicked off. The tender documents, which have just been published, describe the Danish banks’ and the public sector’s common business requirements for NemID’s successor. It is envisaged that MitID will be launched in the second half of 2020.

With a shared desire for a strengthened, secure and flexible digital infrastructure in Denmark, the partnership between the Danish Agency for Digitisation and the Danish banks has now sent MitID out to tender. The last 18 months’ work has now been cooked down to 919 pages, describing the common business requirements for the solution, the partnership organisation, finances and the process.

"Now, we’ve laid the foundation for tomorrow’s digital identity and authentication solution in Denmark. We’re building on the success of NemID and accommodating new needs. MitID will have greater flexibility, an enhanced user experience for citizens, a high degree of security and focus on future needs. At the same time, it’s crucial for the partnership to acquire the rights to continue the solution as we’re dealing with critical, national infrastructure," says Director-General of the Danish Agency for Digitisation, Rikke Hougaard Zeberg.

Tender procedure

The tender is being conducted as a so-called negotiated procedure, which starts with the prequalification of up to four potential suppliers. At this stage, the suppliers with the most relevant references will be selected. Then, the partnership will enter into a dialogue with the prequalified suppliers who will then submit their tenders. The tenders will be evaluated by the partnership. The contract will be concluded with the supplier who has submitted the tender with the best price-quality ratio.

The next step

When the contract has been signed, MitID will begin to take shape, and the migration will be planned.

"It’s quite unique that we, in Denmark, have this collaboration between the public and private sectors for tomorrow’s electronic identification solutions. As representatives for the banks, we’re proud to be able to contribute to the increased digitisation in Denmark. Now, we’re looking forward to the next step, where we’ll delve deeper into the process and talk to potential suppliers about how we can create the best solution for citizens and businesses," says CEO Finance Denmark, Ulrik Nødgaard.

Smooth transition

According to the plan, the transition will be smooth, as the old and the new solutions will be running in parallel. From the second half of 2020, it is expected that we will be moving users from NemID to MitID over a period of one year. While MitID is being implemented, NemID and MitID will be working side by side. NemID will not be closed until everything is in place.

Read more about the future prospects toward digital identification

Access the tender documents at

Facts about MitID

  • The conclusion of the contract with a supplier is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2019
  • According to the plan, users will start using MitID from the second half of 2020 and over the next year
  • The MitID contract is estimated to have a total value of DKK 900 million for the development and a term of 10 years with the option of a two-year extension
  • The Danish Agency for Digitisation is also putting a part of the functionality in the current NemID (including the successor to the NemID employee digital signature) out to tender as part of the NemLog-in tender.