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
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
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
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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