Mandatory Work Activity contracts announced

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced the results of the recent Mandatory Work Activity (MWA) programme bidding round.

The successful bidders are as follows:

CPA CPA Name Preferred Bidder 
CPA1 South East JHP Group
CPA2 South West Rehab Group
CPA3 London Seetec
CPA4 East of England Seetec
CPA5 East Midlands Ingeus
CPA6 West Midlands ESG
CPA7 North West JHP Group
CPA8 Yorks & Humber   BEST
CPA9 North East Ingeus
CPA10 Scotland JHP Group
CPA11  Wales Rehab Group

MWA is aimed at customers who are currently failing to engage with the back to work system and will impose a short period of mandatory work (with suitable sanctions for a failure to comply).

It is hoped that MWA will encourage participants to gain a better understanding of the discipline and focus that is required for work and allow them to make a contribution to their community at the same time.

Referrals under the MWA contract will be made until March 2015 with the last customer starting on a placement on or before 31 March 2015. Following this, there will then be a further four week period for Providers to carry out their service delivery obligations. 

The MWA payment model will be a 100% Start Fee paid at the start of the placement. This recognises the importance given to setting up and starting the customer on a work placement quickly.