MoJ LAUNCHES REHAB FUNDING COMPETITION
The Ministry of Justice today launched a "competition to find the future providers of rehabilitation services across England and Wales". This is one of the largest competitions that the Department has run, and today's launch is a "pivotal step" in the journey to implementing a new system that will extend enhanced rehabilitation services in both custody and the community to every offender released from custody.
As set out in Transforming Rehabilitation: A Strategy for Reform, published in May, the MoJ is committed to opening up rehabilitation services to a diverse range of new providers who will deliver across 21 Contract Package Areas.
Organisations wishing to submit a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) need to do so by noon on 31 October 2013. The competition will continue through 2014 with contracts being awarded and mobilised by 2015.
Details of how to register for the PQQ phase of the competition are below. You can find further details about the MoJ's plans for reform on its Transforming Rehabilitation web pages. It will also soon publish a Target Operating Model explaining how the new system will operate when the reforms are implemented.
"Today's competition launch presents an exciting opportunity for a wide range of organisations to play a crucial role in delivering a more effective and more efficient justice system - a system that reforms offenders, delivers value for the taxpayer and protects victims and communities," the MoJ said.
REGISTERING TO BID
Roles that potential suppliers could fulfil in the supply chain for the Rehabilitation Programme contracts are defined as Tier I, Tier II and Tier III.
Tier I potential providers will contract directly with the MoJ. If you wish to participate as a potential Tier I provider please register, after which the MoJ will provide you with the relevant Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation. Deadline: noon on 31 October 2013.
Tier II and Tier III potential providers are those who would form part of the supply chain via subcontracts for the services under the Rehabilitation Programme contracts (Tier II) or through the award of grant funding arrangements (Tier III), both with Tier I providers. The MoJ is running a registration process for these potential providers to make their range and diversity as potential partners visible to Tier I providers. If you are interested in being a Tier II or III provider please register.
The MoJ procurement team will answer questions on the registration process at email@example.com.