Criminal Justice

The justice sector has undergone radical change over the last few years, including a significant re-structure thanks to the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) agenda, and again during the current, ongoing reform programme including the Innovation Partner and Dynamic Framework commissioning.

Candour was heavily involved in the original TR commissioning process, commencing with having developed, won and led the MoJ capacity building Action Plan project in 2013. We then delivered a programme of VCSE Skills and Information Workshops relating to tender competition, in partnership with Acevo and NCVO. We also successfully supported a newly formed consortium through the MoJ’s TR PQQ, leading the design of the delivery and commercial models, supply chain solutions, and bid narrative, and provided bid writing support to a Probation Mutual during the second stage ITN process  (which we won on quality, but lost to a private provider on price!)

Most recently we supported a client to win two major contracts during the NOMS ESF CFO competition with a total value of £33m, as well as delivering a number of business development training workshops to the voluntary sector as part of the MoJ infrastructure grant, and we have supported a number of VCSE clients to negotiate Tier 2 and Tier 3 subcontracts with CRCs across the country.

We have worked on numerous smaller scale justice projects including full management of a GLA Resettlement of Young Offenders tender on behalf of one of our clients, securing a Cabinet Office Social Action Fund grant for another, and providing business development capacity building support – funded by a grant making trust – to a small CIC to ensure their sustainability.

How can we help you?

We can help your organisation to identify and secure income streams within the Criminal Justice marketplace. This could include supporting you to make informed decisions when assessing opportunities, and establishing the potential steps and considerations needed when making those decisions, for example:

  • Establishing your service offer and identifying the role your organisation may wish to play: Prime Provider,  Sub-contractor or Specialist Provider.
  • Service (re)design to ensure your offer remains relevant to both service users and commissioners.
  • Ascertaining your cost of delivery and a competitive and sustainable commercial model for your services.
  • Developing a strong evidence base of service/intervention impact to create a compelling offer in a competitive marketplace.
  • Identifying and pursuing alternative revenue sources if participation is not realistic / desirable.

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