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First past the post in Transforming Rehabilitation: Successful PQQ Bidders

Thirty bidders who have passed the first stage of a competition to win regional rehabilitation contracts and lead the new era in a fight against reoffending have been named by the Ministry of Justice.

The bidders represent a diverse mix of partnerships comprising more than 50 organisations. Private firms, charities experienced in tackling a range of issues affecting offenders, small and large British businesses and experienced multinationals have joined together to bid for the work that will help turn offenders’ lives around. Mutuals formed by probation staff also have the opportunity to play a major role in the reforms, with around a third of the shortlisted bidders including these groups.

We do not yet know how many organisations competed for the PQQ opportunity, or how many bidders have been shortlisted for each of the 21 contracts available across England and Wales. The short listed bidders are as follows:

Bidder name

Partners Include



Fabrick Housing; the Wise Group; Safe in Tees Valley; Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation Trust; the Vardy Foundation; Changing Lives in the North East CIC (potential Durham Tees Valley staff Mutual) ; Stockton Borough Council; Darlington Borough Council

Aspire2 Change Ltd (Essex Probation Trust potential Mutual)

Capita Plc

Chalk Ventures Ltd

A4e Ltd; Bridges Ventures LLP; Co:here (potential Kent Surrey Sussex staff Mutual)

Crime Reduction Initiatives Ltd

CRR Partnership Ltd

Carillion Plc, Reed in Partnership Ltd; Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt)

EOS Works Ltd


Geo Group UK Ltd; Delta Rehabilitation Ltd (potential Humberside staff Mutual)


Sodexo; Greater Manchester and Cheshire Staff Group (potential Greater Manchester and Cheshire Staff Mutual)

Hampshire Rehabilitation Services

Hampshire County Council; Altered Images Management Ltd (potential Hampshire Probation Trust Staff Mutual)

Home Group Ltd

Ingeus UK

Ingeus UK; St Giles Trust; Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI)

Innovo (CLM) Ltd

Innovo (CLM) (potential Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside staff Mutual); The Manchester College

Interserve Investments Ltd

Home Group and Mercia Community Action

Home Group; Mercia Community Action (Mercia Community Action is a CLG comprising a potential mutual of staff from West Mercia and Warwickshire Probation Trust and Willowdene Rehabilitation)

Momentis and Home Group

Home Group; Momentis (potential Mutual including Leicestershire and Rutland Probation Trust staff)

MTC Amey

MTC (UK) Ltd; Amey Community Ltd

Northern Inclusion Consortium Ltd

DISC; The Cyrenians; Groundwork NE; Mental Health Concern; Spectrum Community Health CIC

Pertemps People Development Group

Prospects Services

Prospects Resolutions Ltd

Prospects Services; Resolutions Ltd (potential West Yorkshire staff mutual)

Seetec Business Technology Centre Ltd

Sentinel Offender Services Ltd

Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust; (potential involvement of Dorset Devon and Cornwall staff mutual)

Sodexo UK & Ireland

The GEO Group UK Ltd

The Manchester College

The Rehabilitation Company

Catch 22 Ltd; Turning Point; Williams Lea (division of DHL)

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