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Prison education commissioning update for sole traders

Prison education commissioning update for sole traders



The Ministry of Justice’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) has updated its terms to make it easier for sole traders to join the system and bid for education contracts. The DPS was launched in November 2018 and is specifically designed to enable prison governors to secure specialist or one-off education provision to meet short-term needs. The […]

How are you finding the new education procurement system?

How are you finding the new education procurement system?



The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, Clinks and the Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) would like to hear about your experiences of using the new online procurement system for education services, also known as the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). We will use this to monitor how the DPS is working in practice, and feedback to Her […]

Update on new prison education contracts

Update on new prison education contracts



Francesca Cooney, Head of Policy at Prisoners’ Education Trust and National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance steering group member, has provided a useful update on the new prison education contracts in a blog for Criminal Justice Alliance. The new contracts will allow governors to commission education services both through a core Prison Education Framework (PEF) contract, and directly – […]

Prison education system launched

Prison education system launched



The Ministry of Justice’s ongoing selection stage of the Prison Education Dynamic Purchasing System (PEDPS) has been launched meaning providers can once again apply to participate. It is specifically designed to enable governors to secure specialist or one-off education provision to meet short-term needs and help create and grown relationships with local employers and educators […]

New Prison Education Contracts

New Prison Education Contracts



The Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) contracts come to an end in March 2019, making way for a new era of governor-led education commissioning. The Ministry of Justice’s new commissioning framework presents both challenges and new opportunities for providers, charities, colleges and others to deliver education services in prisons. From April 2019 governors will […]