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Preferred Bidders announced for Transforming Rehabilitation


The Ministry of Justice has announced its preferred bidders, including sixteen charities and voluntary groups, four probation staff mutuals and seven private companies.


Sodexo Justice Services in partnership with Nacro will be the preferred bidder for:


Cumbria and Lancashire
South Yorkshire
Bedfordshire, Northants, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire
Norfolk & Suffolk


Purple Futures, an Interserve-led partnership formed of: Interserve Plc, 3SC (social enterprise), Addaction (charity), P3 (charity) and Shelter (charity) is the preferred bidder for: Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire West Yorkshire Merseyside Cheshire & Greater Manchester Hampshire & Isle of Wight The Reducing Reoffending Partnership (RRP – an equity joint venture) formed of: Ingeus UK (private organisation), St Giles Trust (charity), and Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI) (charity) is the preferred bidder for:


Staffordshire & West midlands
Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland

Working Links – a public, private and voluntary company in strategic partnership with Innovation Wessex, a probation staff mutual is the preferred bidder for:


Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire
Dorset, Devon and Cornwall


MTC Novo, a joint venture involving MTC (Management Training Corporation), a private company, Novo – a consortium with a number of public, private and third sector shareholders including, but not limited to RISE – a probation staff Community Interest Company (CIC), A Band of Brothers (charity), The Manchester College (TMC) – a public sector education provider, Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) – a registered social landlord, Thames Valley Partnership, Amey (a private landlord) is the preferred bidder for:


London Thames Valley


ARCC (Achieving Real Change in Communities CIC) a joint venture involving Changing Lives in Durham Tees Valley CIC, a probation staff CIC, Thirteen (formerly Fabrick Housing Group) a registered social landlord, The Wise Group (social enterprise), Safe in Tees Valley (charity), Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) (public), The Vardy Foundation (charity), Stockton Borough Council (public), Darlington Borough Council (public) is the preferred bidder for


Durham Tees Valley


Geo Mercia Willowdene, a joint venture involving Mercia Community Action Limited, a probation staff mutual, Willowdene Rehabilitation Limited (social enterprise), The GEO Group UK Ltd (private) is the preferred bidder for:


Warwickshire and West Mercia.


Seetec (private limited company) is the preferred bidder for:


Kent, Surrey and Sussex.