MoJ tenders for £3bn electronic monitoring services

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has put out a tender for an electronic monitoring (EM) service worth up to £3bn.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has put out a tender for an electronic monitoring (EM) service worth up to £3bn.

The MoJ has split the tender into four lots, with the overall value ranging from £583m to £2.9m. These include a national monitoring service for England and Wales, a processing centre, related hardware and software, monitoring mapping and software applications and a resilient mobile data and voice network to facilitate the operations of the EM service.

The department said it was seeking maximum alignment between the delivery of its EM service; the MoJ's own Future IT Strategy and the government’s ICT strategy. “Specifically, the successful network service provider must adhere to the government Public Services Network (PSN) standards which will be updated from time to time during the course of the competition and term of the contract,” it said in the notice.

The EM service currently monitors around 25, 000 subjects at any one time using only radio frequency technology. During the financial year 2010/11, approximately 116 000 subjects were monitored in total, representing a 9% increase in caseload from the previous financial year.




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