Published date: 8 November 2019

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

Closing: 28 August 2020

Contract summary


  • Prisoner-escort services - 75231220

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, Wales

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

8 November 2019

Closing date

28 August 2020

Contract start date

29 August 2020

Contract end date

28 August 2030

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Competitive procedure with negotiation (above threshold)

Anyone may ask to participate, but only those who are pre-selected will be invited to submit initial tenders and to negotiate.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The contract is for the provision of the 4th generation of the Prisoner Escort & Custody Services contracts (PECS) in England and Wales. The Supplier will be responsible for the movement of adult males and females from prisons and police stations to courts as well as inter-prison transfers, the movement of children and young people from Young Offender Institutions (YOIs), Secure Training Centers (STCs) and Secure Children's Homes (SCHs) as well as care and security whilst in the court custody area and in the dock.

PECS4 contractors will continue to physically transport prisoners between locations but increasingly the requirement will be to enable and support changes to the core operating model for courts, prisons and the police resulting from the implementation of MoJ reform programmes, including an increased proportion of business being delivered in a virtual environment with greater emphasis on the use of video technology.

The services will include:
- Escorting of adults and children and young people;
- At Court Care and Security;
- Inter Prison Transfers
- Bedwatches for Children and Young People
- Prisoner Welfare;
- Tornado and Mutual Aid;
- Incident Management;
- Audit and Quality Assurance

More information


Additional text

The services have been awarded in line with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) and so pursuant to regulation 74 have been subject to the light regime.

Bids were evaluated using quality and price thresholds. The bid with lowest Price per Quality Point represented the most economically advantageous tender and was ranked first.

The contract award values have been rounded up and are 2020-21 prices which do not take into account indexation. Rate cards e.g. Tornados and Bedwatches and Pass Through costs will be additional to the contract price.

Award information

Awarded date

30 October 2019

Contract start date

29 August 2020

Contract end date

28 August 2030

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.



Chancery Exchange, 10 Furnival Street, London, United Kingdom


Companies House number: 07556404

Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer


102 Petty France