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Capita secures multimillion MoJ electronic tagging contract

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has selected Capita to provide electronic tagging services in a deal valued at £400 million.

Capita has been selected as the preferred bidder for the contract, which will see the IT outsourcing giant acting as systems integrator between various services involved in delivering electronic tagging used by the MoJ, while providing electronic monitoring and support services.

The electronic tagging service is expected to leverage long term savings for the MoJ in reducing re-offense rates and the need for prison sentences.

The contract will also see Capita working with the MoJ to promote the departments monitoring and support services to other public sector departments where such capabilities are required including the NHS and social care providers.

The contract represents a huge opportunity for Capita, with the large scale contract creating the potential for many more public sector tagging contracts. 

Capita chief executive, Paul Pindar, said: “When fully live, this is expected to be the largest, single and most advanced ‘tagging’ system in the world”.

The tendering process had has originally seen Capita face completion from rival firms G4S and Serco, however both outsourcing providers pulled out after being accused of overcharging by the Justice Secretary.

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