This PIN relates to the Authority’s intention to procure the following services either combined or as standalone services:
Unpaid Work (UPW):
UPW is a form of community payback whereby an offender is ordered by the court to carry out between 40 and 300 hours of community work. Offenders with employment, training or educational needs are permitted to use up to 20 % of their ordered UPW hours towards education and training to help them develop skills. UPW requires the management of the offenders, through sourcing appropriate placements, effective supervision of placements and the passing on of appropriate information to the Authority to ensure risk is managed by the case manager. The delivery of UPW services is primarily logistical and administrative in nature and requires organisations to source and schedule work placements, provide administration support, provide transport services for users and to lead/supervise placements as required.
Accredited programmes (APs):
Accredited programmes are interventions accredited by the Correctional Services Accreditation and Advice Panel (CSAAP), a body of independent, experts, which is chaired by HMPPS. The two most common and widely available programmes are Thinking Skills Programme (TSP) and Building Better Relationships (BBR), the latter aimed at offenders who have committed offences related to domestic violence. Accredited Programmes which address sexual offending will continue to be delivered by the NPS. APs can be ordered by the court as a requirement of a community sentence, undertaken whilst serving a custodial sentence or a condition of License or post release supervision (only community delivery being procured except for Wales). Organisations will be required to deliver accredited programmes at appropriate locations and at appropriate times to meet the needs of the cohorts in the region.
The procurement activity is expected to commence in autumn 2019, ending summer 2020 to allow for a period of mobilisation and transition.
The Authority will conduct a series of market engagement events between May and July 2019 to inform service and contract design, and we invite all interested suppliers to attend. Details regarding initial events can be found below; additional events will be publicised in due course. If you would like to register to hear more information about these events, please contact: ProbationAPandUPW@justice.gov.uk
It is the Authority’s intention to share draft tender documents, including the draft Dynamic Framework Agreement, with interested suppliers ahead of the competition. If you would like to receive these documents, please register your interest by emailing the following address: ProbationAPandUPW@justice.gov.uk
Launch events (28th to 30.5.2019).
The launch events will outline:
— our vision for probation services and what we want to achieve,
— indicative procurement timelines.
These will be joint events covering 2 procurements:
1) Accredited Programmes (“APs”) and Unpaid Work (“UPW”); and
2) Rehabilitative and resettlement interventions. Dates have been scheduled for:
— London: 28.5.2019 (10:30 to 13:00) — also available via Webinar,
— Cardiff: 29.5.2019 (10:30 to 13:00),
— Manchester: 3.5.2019 (10:30 to 13:00).
Webinars: service descriptions (5th June to 6.6.2019).
Webinars, providing an overview of the various services to be procured are scheduled for Wednesday 5th June and Thursday 6th June.
If your like to register for any of the launch events or webinars please go to: http://probationlaunch.eventbrite.com