Published date: 10 June 2020

Last edited date: 7 July 2021

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 5 August 2019, 11:59pm

Contract summary


  • Justice services - 75230000

  • Bailiff services - 75242110

Location of contract

East Midlands, West Midlands

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

10 June 2020

Closing date

5 August 2019

Closing time


Contract start date

24 January 2020

Contract end date

31 August 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



HMCTS uses private contractors known as Approved Enforcement Agencies (AEA) as part of its enforcement approach. AEAs are predominately used to execute Warrants of Control but the current contract also allows them to execute Warrants of Arrest. The current contracts with AEAs expired on 28th February 2018, but have been extended till dd mm yy for the duration of this procurement activity. Contracts need to be re-procured to secure continuity of approved enforcement services to enable collection of financial impositions. The monies collected by AEAs on behalf of HMCTS from defaulters provides significant income for the Department.

Warrants of Control (WoC) are issued for purpose of levying goods to satisfy a fine ordered by a court - The AEAs collect the fines on behalf of HMCTS and are able to charge a recovery fee (set out in statute) directly from the defaulter, so there are no costs to HMCTS. Annual contract value of £x m.

Warrants of Arrest (WoA) are issued when a person has defaulted on payment of their court fine - The AEAs execute these on behalf of HMCTS and are paid a fixed fee. HMCTS uses this service in areas where it does not have the capacity to send Civilian Enforcement Officers (CEOs). Current annual contract value £x m.

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Award information

Awarded date

24 January 2020

Contract start date

24 January 2020

Contract end date

31 August 2025

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

JBW Group Limited


9th Floor, Peninsular House, 30 - 36 Monument Street, London, EC3R 8LJ


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About the buyer

Contact name

Fergus Parish


102 Petty France


07976 767384