The Ministry of Justice today (19 December 2013) announced the names of the 30 successful organisations who have cleared the PQQ stage of the Transforming Rehabilitation competition for the new probation contracts.
The main newsworthy topics are the withdrawal of G4S and Serco from the competition, there is no official comment on whether they were pushed or jumped themselves and the inclusion of 11 potential Probation Service Mutuals in the list.
It’s not clear to me the other three bidders who failed to clear the PQQ hurdle.
The full list is:
|Bidder name||Partners include|
|ARCC Ltd||Fabrick Housing; the Wise Group; Safe in Tees Valley; Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation Trust; the Vardy Foundation; Changing Lives in the North East CIC (potential Durham Tees Valley staff Mutual) ; Stockton Borough Council; Darlington Borough Council|
|Aspire2 Change Ltd (Essex Probation Trust potential Mutual)|
|Chalk Ventures Ltd||A4e Ltd; Bridges Ventures LLP; Co:here (potential Kent Surrey Sussex staff Mutual)|
|Crime Reduction Initiatives Ltd|
|CRR Partnership Ltd||Carillion Plc, Reed in Partnership Ltd; Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt)|
|EOS Works Ltd|
|GEODelta||Geo Group UK Ltd; Delta Rehabilitation Ltd (potential Humberside staff Mutual)|
|GMCSodexo||Sodexo; Greater Manchester and Cheshire Staff Group (potential Greater Manchester and Cheshire Staff Mutual)|
|Hampshire Rehabilitation Services||Hampshire County Council; Altered Images Management Ltd (potential Hampshire Probation Trust Staff Mutual)|
|Home Group Ltd|
|Ingeus UK||Ingeus UK; St Giles Trust; Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI)|
|Innovo (CLM) Ltd||Innovo (CLM) (potential Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside staff Mutual); The Manchester College|
|Interserve Investments Ltd|
|Home Group and Mercia Community Action||Home Group; Mercia Community Action (Mercia Community Action is a CLG comprising a potential mutual of staff from West Mercia and Warwickshire Probation Trust and Willowdene Rehabilitation)|
|Momentis and Home Group||Home Group; Momentis (potential Mutual including Leicestershire and Rutland Probation Trust staff)|
|MTC Amey||MTC (UK) Ltd; Amey Community Ltd|
|Northern Inclusion Consortium Ltd||DISC; The Cyrenians; Groundwork NE; Mental Health Concern; Spectrum Community Health CIC|
|Pertemps People Development Group|
|Prospects Resolutions Ltd||Prospects Services; Resolutions Ltd (potential West Yorkshire staff mutual)|
|Seetec Business Technology Centre Ltd|
|Sentinel Offender Services Ltd|
|Shaw Trust||Shaw Trust; (potential involvement of Dorset Devon and Cornwall staff mutual)|
|Sodexo UK & Ireland|
|The GEO Group UK Ltd|
|The Manchester College|
|The Rehabilitation Company||Catch 22 Ltd; Turning Point; Williams Lea (division of DHL)|
The next stage of the competition is the “Invitation to Negotiate” which will, presumably, start early in 2014.
See the competition timeline here.