2014 Report details for project: Prison Competitions Phase 2

Project name: Prison Competitions Phase 2 - there are 3 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015
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Organisation: MOJ (D18) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The aim of the Prison Competitions Phase 2 Programme is to deliver the NOMS Agency Framework Agreement which includes a commitment to ensure that the organisation engages in effective and efficient commissioning practices that include the stimulation of market activity to assure best value is obtained through its delegated resources. Competition in prisons has been used to deliver multiple objectives: increases in capacity, value-for-money, service/performance improvement, productivity and innovation. Competition has led to service improvement by management teams motivated by competition. Competition has also generated improvements in productivity, with flatter, leaner management structures, reduced sickness leave and a more mobile workforce. The key benefits anticipated are: • Significant cash savings, over the life of the contracts. • Improvements in custodial services. • Progress towards the strategic objectives set out in the Green Paper, including Working Prisons and Drug Free Wings. • Bringing more bidders to the competition process.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Programme has an Amber rating. It reflects that the project was experiencing uncertainty at the time due to the need to investigate Serco (the lead bidder on South Yorkshire) for issues with another contract. A decision taken in July 2013 awarded the operating contract for HMP Northumberland to Sodexo. In November 2013, the SoS announced that the competition for South Yorkshire would stop and the prison remain in the public sector.
Start date: 2011-07-13
End date: 2014-01-31
Schedule text: The contract award for Northumberland was 6 weeks later than scheduled but the time was recovered during mobilisation with service commencement as planned on 1 December 2013. The project is now in closure.
Baseline: £39.69m
Forecast: £39.69m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: As a result of the reduction in scope, 2013/14 costs are now forecast at £23.3m.
Whole Life Cost: £786.69m
WLCost text: As a result of the reduction in scope, whole life costs are now £457.6m.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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