- Mitie’s Care & Custody division appointed to the Prison Operator Services framework
- Reinforces Mitie’s strategy to broaden the range of essential services it delivers to government and other public sector bodies
Mitie’s Care & Custody division has been named as a supplier on the Prison Operator Services (POS) framework.
The Ministry of Justice launched the POS framework to effectively manage a pipeline of competition for new prisons and potentially existing privately managed prisons over the next six years. This appointment further reinforces Mitie’s strategy to broaden the range of essential services it delivers to government and other public sector bodies, and builds on its previous experience in delivering custodial services to the UK government.
Mitie, the UK’s leading facilities management company, already provides removal and detention services at two immigration centres, as well as forensic medical services in numerous custody suites across the UK. This expertise is directly relevant to the custodial services sector and, Mitie believes, was a key contributor in securing Mitie’s place on the POS framework.
The appointment follows Mitie’s other recent appointments to both the CCS frameworks for Defence and Security in April 2019, and the CCS Facilities Management framework in July 2018.
Colin Dobell, Managing Director, Care & Custody, Mitie, said:
“This appointment to the Prison Operator Services framework offers the opportunity to bid for select contracts which enhance the work we already do with government. We are passionate about the quality of work we deliver within the judicial system and look forward to the opportunity to further support these services.”
The services delivered by the Care & Custody team cover a population of approximately 500,000 people, with a Force comprising 1,250 police staff.
We’ve established a unified, positive culture and this contract has confirmed our role as a strategic partner to the Home Office.
Our integrated service for Greater Manchester Police demonstrates a leading approach to custodial healthcare and wider Liaison and Diversion services.