Contracted services

Some services have never been provided directly by the Department and have always been procured. In addition, the Department has renewed and renegotiated a number of contracts for areas of work that were outsourced prior to the creation of the Ministry of Justice. At any one time there are over one hundred procurement projects underway. Some examples of major procurement projects undertaken by the department include but are not limited the following:


Contracted services overview

Electronic monitoring

At March 2022 (source).

Some electronic monitoring subjects are dual tagged and subject to an Alcohol Monitoring order alongside another Electronic Monitoring order. These subjects have been included in the figures for their other Electronic Monitoring order, and not in the figures for Alcohol Monitoring.

BASS referrals by type

At March 2021 (source).


Electronic monitoring was introduced in 1999 to support the police, courts, prisons and wider justice system in England and Wales.

It is a way of remotely monitoring and recording information on an individual’s whereabouts or movements, using an electronic tag which is normally fitted to a subject’s ankle. The tag transmits this information, via a base unit installed in a subject’s residence, to a monitoring centre where it is processed and recorded in case management systems. Staff in the monitoring centre review this information to see whether an individual is complying with the conditions of their curfew or other electronically monitored requirement. Where a subject is not complying, the electronic monitoring provider either acts on this information themselves or provides it to the relevant authority to take the necessary enforcement action.

The figures for 31 March 2019 onwards include details of those on location monitoring tags, which were introduced in November 2018.

Electronic monitoring caseload

15,195

Value for Mar 2022. View time series.

Bail

5,585

Value for Mar 2022. View time series.

Court sentence

4,125

Value for Mar 2022. View time series.

Post release

3,141

Value for Mar 2022. View time series.

Immigration

1,438

Value for Mar 2022. View time series.

Specials

47

Value for Mar 2022. View time series.

Alcohol monitoring

898

Value for Mar 2022. View time series.


Electronic Monitoring service performance of service level measures - national performance.

Note performance relates to the service delivery of radio frequency tags only. It does not include the delivery of the GPS service.

The testing of EMS March 2020 data was significantly affected by COVID-19. The access to the EMS systems to test the data due to the lockdown was not possible initially and afterwards very limited. It was agreed in April by members of the Contract Accountability Meeting (CAM) to accept EMS's provisional figures for March 2020.

Equipment installation and subject induction - first attempt within specified timescales (EMS SL004A)

97.1%

Value for Jan-Mar 22. View time series.

Equipment installation and subject induction - further attempt(s) within specified timescales (EMS SL004B)

88.5%

Value for Jan-Mar 22. View time series.

Equipment re-installation - attempt within specified timescales (EMS SL004C)

93.5%

Value for Jan-Mar 22. View time series.

Equipment removal - attempt within specified timescales (EMS SL005A)

96.8%

Value for Jan-Mar 22. View time series.

Equipment removal (bail cases) - attempt within specified timescales (EMS SL005B)

96.1%

Value for Jan-Mar 22. View time series.

Equipment check following tamper violation - attempt within specified timescales (EMS SL005C)

94.3%

Value for Jan-Mar 22. View time series.

Request for information required to commence orders - within specified timescales (EMS SL007B)

91.4%

Value for Jan-Mar 22. View time series.

Call to curfew location following possible violation - within specified timescales (EMS SL008)

97.4%

Value for Jan-Mar 22. View time series.


Bail Accommodation and Support Services (BASS) provide accommodation to offenders from courts, offenders from custody and offenders referred by Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). These offenders are placed in BASS-owned properties when they do not have a permanent place to live.

Referrals are made by prison establishments, courts, community rehabilitation companies (CRCs) or youth offending teams.

The BASS contract was provided by Stonham until June 2018 and then NACRO from June 2018 onwards. As the contracts overlapped, there may be a small number of duplicate referrals.

All referrals

3,891

Value for 2020-21. View time series.

Additional licence conditions

294

Value for 2020-21. View time series.

Bail

728

Value for 2020-21. View time series.

Home detention curfew

2,868

Value for 2020-21. View time series.

Intensive alternative to custody

1

Value for 2020-21. View time series.