Please see below for the HMPPS announcement of the successful bidders for the Employment Training and Education contracts which have been let to the market:
Commissioned Rehabilitation Services contracts awarded
The first contracts for commissioned rehabilitative services under the new Dynamic Framework have been awarded. From 26 June 2021, Employment, Training and Education services will be delivered by:
- Maximus – North West, Wales, West Midlands and London regions,
- Ingeus – North East and East Midlands;
- The Growth Company – Yorkshire and the Humber
- Seetec – East of England, South West, Kent, Surrey & Sussex
The programme team is now working with the successful bidders to ensure they are ready to deliver services from day 1 of the new NPS organisation. For South Central, none of the bids met the high-quality threshold, so the competition will be re-run shortly. Contracts will also be awarded over the next three months for Accommodation, Personal Wellbeing and Women’s Services. In Greater Manchester, the Programme is working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to co-commission rehabilitative services.
From UNISON’s point of view you will see that existing CRC parent companies Seetec and Ingeus (RRP) have been successful, alongside two new organisations – Maximus and the Growth Company.
UNISON has already had some contact with Maximus and now that the company’s bid has been accepted we will be looking to meet with them to discuss our relationship going forward. We already have relationships with Seetec and Ingeus and will make contact with the Growth Trust shortly we hope.
Under the Staff Transfer and Protections Agreement, CRC staff who transfer to one of the above organisations will have their terms and conditions protected under TUPE and their LGPS protected under Cabinet Office rules.
If you have any questions on this announcement please get in touch.