2015 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: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The aim of the Prison Competitions Phase 2 Programme is to deliver the second phase of the NOMS Agency Framework Agreement. This includes: • A commitment to ensure that the organisation engages in effective and efficient commissioning practices, • 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, • Innovation. The objectives 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): Green
DCA text: The Delivery Confidence rating reflects the successful award of one prison (HMP Northumberland) to the a private sector provider (Sodex), with service commencing on 1st December 2013. Following a review by the Secretary of State it was announced in November 2013 that the competition for the South Yorkshire Cluster would end and the prisons remain in the public sector. The Programme is now moving towards closure.
Start date: 2011-07-13
End date: 2014-01-31
Schedule text: The Programme completed all its deliverables in December 2013. Following the standard MPA approach to assess costs and benefits, sufficient time operating under a new contract must be allowed before formal project closure can be achieved. An independent assurance review to assess delivery of benefits was undertaken in Autumn 2014, enabling formal closure in early 2015.
Baseline: £70.13m
Forecast: £32.61m
Variance: -53.50%
Variance text: The 2014/15 budget figure is based upon the Full Business Case that was approved in May 2013. The figure includes project implementation costs and the anticipated resulting contract costs of competing both the South Yorkshire Cluster and Northumberland. The variance is a result of the change in scope in the programme with the South Yorkshire Cluster remaining in the Public Sector. The forecast costs only reflects the contract cost for Northumberland.
Whole Life Cost: £786.71m
WLCost text: The budgeted Whole Life Costs included the project implementation costs and contract costs of competing both the South Yorkshire Cluster and Northumberland. The actual Whole Life Costs are significantly lower than the budgeted position as costs exclude the South Yorkshire Cluster as the establishments remained in the Public Sector.
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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