techUK is hosting a virtual briefing with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) bringing together their commercial team with the tech industry to interrogate challenges and understand what is working well when procuring technology across the Criminal Justice System (CJS)

**Postponed following the death of Her Majesty The Queen - new confirmed date: 19 October 2pm-3.30pm**

The public sector is under more pressure and scrutiny today than ever before with transparency, efficiency and cost savings vital. There is an ever increasing need to leverage technology for what it can do for individuals across the CJS from improving capability to driving security and safety for its staff and users.  

Back in April the MoJ released its Digital Strategy 2025 which sets out the ambition to change the user experience of justice by providing simpler, faster and better services for everyone. Every area of the MoJ has already been transformed by the rapidly changing landscape of new technologies. By delivering this change, it will strengthen the wider justice system, helping to deliver on the MoJ’s goals of reducing reoffending, providing swift access to justice and protecting the public. So, with digital adoption accelerated over the last couple of years, how is this technology being procured and, what challenges are both suppliers and the MoJ up against?

Join us for this virtual briefing with Mark Emin, Senior Commercial Manager, Ministry of Justice and Luis Moedinger, Deputy Director, Commercial and Contracts Management (Technology & Digital), Ministry of Justice to discuss:

  • The MoJ’s current and biggest challenges and, how the supplier community can help.

  • Work is working well with suppliers and, what needs to improve? Encouraging collaborative working to achieve MoJ’s goals.

  • Views on current frameworks, what framework will be used over the next 12-24months, criteria for framework selection and how this is either supporting or impacting any approach to procurements.

  • Mixed levels of market engagement. While the MoJ does tend to engage in detail on very significant multi-million pound, multiyear procurements it has a less strong track record in engaging early on other procurements. Why is this?

  • Delivering social value. This is essential in partnering with the public sector and service transformation. Central Government agreements already in include approximately 10% weighting towards social value within their evaluation criteria. What are the MoJ looking for in terms of social value and, how are they monitoring what suppliers have committed to? How are the MoJ progressing social value?

  • Clarity of overall ownership of requirements. 

This session will include a briefing from the MoJ followed by a discussion/ Q&A so please come prepared to get involved in the conversation.

Any questions, please reach out to the team using the details below.

Georgina Henley

Georgina Henley

Head of Justice and Emergency Services, techUK

Jago Corry

Programme Assistant, Markets and International Trade, techUK