The Ministry of Justice has today (18 November 2014) revealed the preferred bidders for the management of a range of works, maintenance and facilities management services across public sector prisons.
Amey and Carillion have been named as the desired providers following a competition process to provide:
works and building projects
management of prison stores
waste disposal and collection
energy and environmental management
escorting of contractors and their vehicles
to public sector prisons across England and Wales.
Each company was selected as a preferred bidder for 2 separate geographical areas following a competition process that is set to save taxpayers around £115 million over a 5 year period.
The preferred bidders are:
Lot 1 – Amey – North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humberside
Lot 2 – Amey - East Midlands, West Midlands, Wales
Lot 3 – Carillion - East of England, London
Lot 4 – Carillion - South West, South Central, Kent and Sussex
The competition was announced in June 2013 and formally launched in January 2014, as part of the government’s programme of work to drive down costs and improve outcomes across the prison estate without compromising public safety.
The new providers are expected to start delivering services on 1 June 2015 following a period of mobilisation.