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Prison maintenance contracts up for grabs

The Financial Times reports that the Ministry of Justice will put prison maintenance contracts out to tender 'within days'.

The contracts, worth an estimated £100m per year, will cover activities such as cleaning, waste management and grounds maintenance at 117 prisons across England and Wales. According to the paper the country will be divided into four contract areas, with any one bidder being allowed to win up to two of the areas.

Serco and G4S can bid for new contracts, says Grayling

The justice secretary is to allow G4S and Serco to bid for Ministry of Justice contracts despite both facing alleged fraud investigations.

The Guardian reports that both companies have been 'ordered to go through a "a process of corporate renewal" which Grayling has said involves both companies demonstrating that they have addressed "internal cultural issues" that allowed the overcharging to happen and have "purged" the staff involved'.

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