Prisons: Education

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273816 on Prisons: Education, which providers have been awarded Dynamic Purchasing System contracts to date.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

A total of 92 contracts have been awarded to 46 Suppliers under the Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System as at 19/07/2019.

Contracts have been awarded to the following organisations:

5 Step Startup School Ltd

x2

Acorn Training Ltd

x2

Advanced Personnel Management Group (UK) Limited

x1

Adviza Partnership

x2

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

x1

Astara Trianing Ltd

x1

Beating Time (also known as "Choirs Beating Time")

x1

Bedfordshire and Luton Education Business Partnership (Trading as Develop)

x2

Career Connect - Duplicate registration

x1

Cathedral Training Ltd

x1

Changing Lives

x1

Chichester College Group

x5

Community Arts Projects UK

x1

Cronin Music Ltd

x1

CXK Limited

x1

First Point Training

x1

Fusion21 Ltd

x1

Geese Theatre Company

x3

GLA Group

x1

Good Vibrations

x1

Hillsbridge Services limited

x1

InHouse Records

x1

Karen Mackey Consultants

x2

Life Cycle UK

x1

Lincoln College Group

x1

LTE Group (Trading as Novus)

x12

Magistra Ltd

x1

Mainstream Training

x2

Milton Keynes College

x8

mybe awards Ltd

x1

n-ergy Group Limited

x4

N-Gaged Training & Recruitment Ltd

x2

Prospects Services

x5

RiseUp CiC

x2

RMF Construction Training Academy Ltd.

x2

Seetec Business Technology Cente Limited

x1

SevenThreeOne

x1

Sharon Hardy IAG and Employment Services Adviser

x1

St Giles Trust

x1

Standguide Ltd

x3

The Forward Trust

x2

The Growth Company Ltd

x1

The Junction 42 Foundation

x1

TKO "Training, Knowledge & Opportunities" Limited

x2

User Voice

x1

Weston College

x3

We have overhauled the prison education system and implemented a new Prison Education Framework. Under the new system, governors control their budget, including the power to choose providers and deliver learning that will best support their prisoners.

Our Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), an innovation that brings in bespoke and short-term provision, is already proving popular, with over 230 providers signed up and over 20 contracts already awarded by governors.

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