2013 Report details for project: Prison Competitions Phase 1

Project name: Prison Competitions Phase 1 - there is only one report for this project
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Organisation: MOJ (D18) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The NOMS Agency Framework Agreement 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. In April 2009, the Government announced plans for market testing 2 poorly performing public sector prisons, HMP Birmingham and HMP Wellingborough. In addition, 2 previously market tested prisons, Buckley Hall and Doncaster, were to be re-competed on the expiry of existing agreements, along with the competition for the operation of the new build site, Featherstone 2, with bids considered from public, private and third sectors. In December 2010 the competition to run HMP Wellingborough (currently public sector) was removed from the Phase 1 Competition to avoid any further delay in the award of contracts for the remaining 4 sites. On 31 March 2011 following a vigorous and open competition the following bidders were awarded contracts for up to 15 years (only 7 years for Buckley Hall) : Birmingham - G4S Plc Buckley Hall - HM Prison Service Doncaster - Serco Plc Featherstone II - G4S Plc The winning bids have outlined, not just their ability to deliver safe, secure and decent custodial regimes, but real innovation and efficiency with better outcomes for the public. For the first time, as a result of this competition, a Public Sector prison has moved to be managed by a Private Sector contractor. The competition will deliver savings of £213m over the lifetime of the contracts for the existing three prisons, and in addition HMP Doncaster will provide an important trial for the new payment by results system. The Mobilisation Phase /handover completed in early October 2011 for the 3 existing Prisons and by the end of April 2012 for HMP Oakwood (Featherstone 2).
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: In December 2012 the PCP1 Project received a favourable MPA Assurance Review on Contract delivery. Work continues on completing the actions required to close the Project.
Start date: 2009-04-01
End date: 2012-05-31
Schedule text: Project is now preparing for closure in May 2013.
Baseline: £59.63m
Forecast: £59.63m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text:
Whole Life Cost: £878.71m
WLCost text: The finance figures above do not include the correction to the contract costs for one of the prisons. The revised financial figures for the project were submitted for subsequent reports.
Notes1: Prison Competitions Phase One
Sourcefile: MOJ_2013.csv

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