POA Circulars

94 | 07.06.2013

Facilities Management and Works Competition Announcement

On the 6th June 2013, NOMS set out the areas of the prison estate which will be competed. This process will be completed by 2015 and is as a direct result of an announcement in 2012 on this issue.

The competition will be based solely on costs and there is to be no public sector bids.

The Executive recognise that this long overdue announcement will undoubtedly create anxiety amongst those affected staff.

As part of the on-going discussion on benchmarking the Executive have and continue to challenge NOMS Policy of Assignment and TUPE.

The NEC will discuss the impact of this announcement and other issues with NOMS next week and further information will be sent out thereafter.

Please draw the contents of this Circular to your members.

Yours sincerely


Deputy General Secretary