Notes from the Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3) Special Interest Group on probation – meeting on the Dynamic Framework volumes and values
The Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3) has established a special interest group (SIG) on probation and the role of the voluntary sector.
The intention is that this SIG will run over the course of the year, setting up meetings where required to provide advice to relevant officials from Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and HM Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS) on the progress and details of the probation reform programme. Meetings will be attended by relevant permanent members of the RR3 and members co-opted from the wider voluntary sector for their specific expertise.
These notes provide a summary of the second meeting of the SIG which took place on 26th August 2020. The meeting focused on the indicative annual spend and estimated values and volumes for the Dynamic Framework contract lots that were published when qualification for the framework was launched. The meeting discussed voluntary sector concerns about the discrepancies between the predicted and current volumes, the impact this could have on unit cost and the ramp up model.