The Dutch State Treasury Agency (DSTA) is responsible for an efficient and reliable design of the infrastructure for all payment transactions of the Dutch government. The main goal is to maintain and where possible improve the quality of the payment services and to monitor the involved costs.

The DSTA acts as a central procurement office for all payment transactions (and related cash management structures) of the Dutch government. The DSTA is therefore the single point of contact for banks and payment service providers. The DSTA acts as the sole contracting party in the European tender procedures for payment transactions for the entire Dutch government.

In chapter IXA of the Budget (National Debt), the DSTA reports periodically on the execution of payment transactions (see Cash Management, operational goal 2).

The table below shows how the payment transactions of the Dutch government have been divided into different lots, listing the banks that have been awarded the lots:

Lot  Description lot Current supplying bank Termination of the contract
A The payment transactions of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration ING 1 May 2022 with the possibility to extend twice for two years 
B The incoming and outgoing cash, SEPA and worldwide payment transactions for all institutions of the Dutch central government with the exception of lots A and C and the credit cards ING 1 May 2020 with the possibility to extend twice for two years
C The foreign payments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ING 31 January 2021 with the possibility to extend four times for 1 year
The credit cards of the Dutch central government ING 1 January 2019 with the possibility to extend for maximum two years