2013 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: 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. On the 13th July 2011 the Secretary of State announced that nine prison establishments in the second round of Prison Competitions. The establishments chosen for competition are: • Lot 1 - HMP Acklington & HMP/YOI Castington (now HMP Northumberland) • Lot 2 - HMP Coldingley • Lot 3 - HMP Durham • Lot 4 - HMP/YOI Hatfield & HMP/IRC Lindholme & HMP/YOI Moorland • Lot 5 - HMP/YOI Onley • Lot 6 - HMP Wolds OJEU was published in October 2011. ITN issued January 2012. ITN1 bids currently under evaluation. The key benefits anticipated from Phase Two are: • Significant Cash Savings • Increased Innovation in the delivery of Prison Services • Increased diversity in the Providers of Offender Management Services • Further progress towards the strategic objectives set out in the Green Paper, including Working Prisons, Drug Free Wings and Payment by Results
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: A review of PCP2 by the new Ministerial team in Sept 2012 lead to a Ministerial statement in November 2012 in which it was announced that only the prisons in Lots 1 and 4 would continue to the next stage of the competition. Thus reducing the number of prisons from 8 to 4. Re-planning following the announcement was undertaken and revised project dates were accepted by both the remaining bidders and the department. The Project has completed the final stage of bidding on the remaining two Lots and is currently evaluating them to determine which bidders are awarded Contracts.
Start date: 2011-07-13
End date: 2014-01-31
Schedule text: Following the Ministerial statement a new project timeline for the remaining Lots was established . Contract award is expected later in the spring of this year followed by Service Commencement in the Autumn.
Baseline: £4.31m
Forecast: £4.31m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text:
Whole Life Cost: £2,403.99m
WLCost text: These figures do not take account of the recent reduction in scale of the project, as detailed above. The revised financial figures for the project were submitted for subsequent reports.
Notes1: Prison Competitions Phase Two
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Sourcefile: MOJ_2013.csv

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