HMP & YOI Parc Learning & Skills Provision

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Contract (Services)
15 year
16 Aug 2021
To 23 Jun 2036 (est.)
10 Sep 2021 11:00



South West Wales: HMP & YOI Parc Heol Hopcyn John Bridgend South Wales CF35 6A

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Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is tendering the Learning and Skills provision for HMP and YOI Parc, Bridgend South Wales. The Learning & Skills provision is to deliver a minimum of 600 adult and 60 Children Leaning & Skills activity places per day in educational blocks, house blocks, outdoor areas and vocational workshops and also deliver embedded learning throughout the prison supporting all vocational delivery establishment wide including workshops, PE department, healthcare and wing based etc.

Total Quantity or Scope

The Authority's key objectives for the Contract are to: • provide prisoners with education through delivery of Learning and Skills which better prepare them for employment and further education, and thereby contribute to the rehabilitative culture of HMP & YOI Parc and support the reduction of re-offending; • allow for the delivery of a ‘Whole Prison Approach’ to ensure the service provided is joined-up, streamlined and supports the integration of offender management, industries, custody, and health services; • Ensure a safe and secure mobilisation process. The Service – high level requirements • The successful Bidder shall be required to design the provision to meet the learning needs of the prison population, the education and employment opportunities in the resettlement areas prisoners return to following release from custody and to fit the prison’s core day and operational conditions. • The successful Bidder will be expected to provide assessment and learning and skills places from the Service commencement date. • The successful Bidder shall be required to deliver a minimum of 600 Adult and 60 Children learning and skills full time activity places each day in the Education building, house blocks, outdoor areas and vocational workshops. The successful Bidder will also deliver embedded learning throughout the prison supporting all vocational delivery establishment wide including workshops, PE department, healthcare, wing based, etc; It is expected that 50% of Adult workspaces will be provided with embedded learning. • The aim of the daily regime at the Prison is to create a balanced and integrated regime. All Prisoners will have the opportunity to be out of their cell and participate in learning activities except when the needs of safety and security prevent it, or a Prisoner is undergoing punishment including Basic Regime under the IEP scheme. • The successful Bidder delivering Learning and Skills will share the vision for the prison and will have an important role in promoting the learning culture throughout the prison and demonstrate support for the organisational values and individual values. As real working environments, all prison facilities should be used in the delivery of learning including but not limited to: • Vocational workshops • Industries workshops provided by external contractors and in house • Kitchens • Physical education and gyms • Laundry services • Horticulture • Libraries • Outdoor vocational learning areas • Recycling unit • Wellbeing centre It is currently anticipated that the Contract will include the ability for the Authority to remove the YOI (Children's) element of delivery from Year 5 at no additional cost to the Authority, which would lead to a change of use from moving 60 prisoner spaces from Youth to Adult. Please see the draft Contract for further information. Further details of the opportunity are set out in the procurement documents that are being released at this stage of the procurement. Please see VI.3 for information on those procurement documents.

Renewal Options

The Contract has a seven (7) year initial duration, plus an optional two (2) year extension and a further optional one (1) year extension at the Authority's discretion'.

CPV Codes

  • 80000000 - Education and training services
  • 75231200 - Services related to the detention or rehabilitation of criminals
  • 80400000 - Adult and other education services


  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Options are available.
  • Renewals are available.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** Procurement procedure: This requirement has been classified as being subject to the Light Touch Regime under the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Under the Light Touch Regime, the Authority is not obliged to observe the full requirements of the Regulations, including the detailed rules and timescales applicable to the procurement procedures covered by the Regulations. Consequently, this procurement is being run in accordance with the Light Touch Regime as a bespoke procurement process following an SQ stage, Dialogue Stage (not evaluated) and ITT Stage. The Authority is not bound by the rules for competitive dialogues set out in Regulation 30. This is irrespective of the use of this standard notice (the Authority is unable to use the Light Touch Regime notice for technical compatibility reasons). The Authority will comply with its equal treatment, transparency, non-discrimination and proportionality obligations throughout the procurement. The eSourcing Portal and procurement documents: The Authority is using the Jaggaer electronic eSourcing Portal (formerly Bravo) for the procurement. The ITP, which is comprised of a number of volumes, is available only in electronic format via the eSourcing Portal. Bidders must register the names of all contacts requiring access to the sourcing event and should submit queries via the eSourcing Portal. Award of contract: The Authority is not committed to any course of action as a result of this Contract Notice. It is not liable for any costs incurred in respect of expressing an interest, participating in dialogue or in tendering for this opportunity. The Authority reserves the right to abandon or terminate the procurement and not to award a contract at its own discretion. Nothing in this Contract Notice shall generate any contractual obligations prior to the signature of a Contract. Important notice: This Contract Notice must be read in full together with the procurement documents being released at this stage of the procurement. Bidders are reminded that participation in this procurement will be subject to the conditions of participation set out in the procurement documents and the eSourcing Portal. Transparency: HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts exceeding 10 000 GBP over the life of the contract are published online ( for the general public. The resulting contract shall also be published. The Authority may use its discretion to redact information to protect key commercial interest or on prescribed grounds. Therefore potential providers who wish information not to be published, if successful, should secure agreements with the Authority prior to submission. These could cover key commercial interest, trade secrets and commercial interests which would be prejudiced by publication, all following the test in section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ( Only documentation related to the award will be published. The prescribed grounds for redaction are: (a) national security; (b) personal data; (c) information protected by intellectual property rights; (d) information which is not in the public interest to disclose (following tests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000); (e) third party confidential information; (f) IT security; and (g) Prevention of fraud. Freedom of information (FOI): The Freedom of Information Act came fully into force in 2005. If any organisation considers that any information supplied by them is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivities specified. In such cases the relevant material will in response to FOI requests be examined in the light of exemptions provided for in the Act.