Capita plc: Capita preferred for electronic monitoring contract
20 August 2013
Capita preferred bidder for electronic monitoring contract
Capita plc today announces that it has been selected by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as preferred bidder for the electronic monitoring and field support services contract and also the role of overall services and systems integrator. We expect the contract to generate revenues to Capita of some £400m over the initial six year contract term, based on the anticipated increase in the use of tags beyond the current numbers of monitored individuals. Further significant growth is expected through the expansion of services to other government departments and agencies. Capita will also work with the MoJ to promote the intellectual property which underpins the service internationally, generating further growth and value for the public purse and Capita.
Let nationally for the first time, the service is expected to generate significant efficiency savings for the MoJ and will exploit new, more sophisticated, GPS-based technology which will allow for curfew, location and proximity monitoring.
Capita will provide two monitoring centres, the field force and, as overall services and systems integrator, ensure that the software, hardware and mobile network, procured separately by the MoJ, work seamlessly together.
Capita plc chief executive, Paul Pindar, said: "When fully live, this is expected to be the largest, single and most advanced `tagging' system in the world. This integrated service will play a key role in providing better alternatives to short prison sentences, allowing more tailored curfew and location monitoring, and better management of subjects under electronic monitoring orders. It will offer a balance of monitoring and mentoring and help to achieve the Government's broader objective of reducing re-offending while being run to the highest possible standards of governance and transparency."
The flexible, scalable service has been designed to enable other government bodies, for example, the probation services, the NHS and social care agencies, to procure related services.
The contract will involve the transfer of the existing services and around 1,000 Manchester and Norwich based employees to Capita under TUPE regulations in January 2014, with the full new service starting in July of that year.
As part of the service, Capita has embedded a team from the National Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of Offenders (NACRO) into the control centre to proactively engage with people on single requirement community orders and provide access to additional support including local mentors.
For further information:
Tel: 020 7799 1525
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive Officer
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director
Media enquiries only:
Capita press office
Tel: 020 7654 2152 or 020 7654 2399 (out of hours)
Notes to editors
Capita plc is the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support solutions. With 52,500 people at more than 350 sites, including 70 business centres across the UK, Europe, India and South Africa, the Group uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale benefits to transform its clients' services, driving down costs and adding value. Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 with 2012 revenue of £3.4 billion. Further information on Capita plc can be found at: www.capita.co.uk
The electronic monitoring and field support services contract relates to lot 1 of the original Official Journal of the European Union notice.
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