certified companies

When you use GOV.UK Verify, you'll be asked to choose a certified company to verify your identity. Certified companies (also known as 'identity providers') are organisations that have met government and industry standards to provide identity assurance services as part of GOV.UK Verify. Your chosen certified company will verify your identity and assure GOV.UK Verify that you are who you say you are.

GOV.UK Verify: changing buying in government

A representation of the buyer, seller contractual relationship

In April this year we announced that a range of high quality certified companies had connected to GOV.UK Verify. In this guest blog post procurement expert David Kershaw shares his experience of the formal procurement process for these companies, and explains why the approach we took was revolutionary.