Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd January 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that the successful bidder for Compliance and Enforcement Service Project offers value for money.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The final bids submitted by the remaining three bidders on 5 January 2015 for the competition for Compliance and Enforcement Services are going through a robust evaluation process and HMCTS will award the contract based upon the bidder which submits the most economically advantageous tender. The evaluation criteria takes into account price and non price factors and the overall achievability and financial viability of the bids.

In addition to this the agreement that will be put in place with the selected service provider will deliver value for money through a combination of the payment mechanism which incorporates a Payment By Results element based upon performance, Key Performance Indicators and penalties for underperformance.

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