SMEs to be actively involved in north Wales super-prison scheme

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More than 250 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have participated in a large-scale tender for supplying various services as part of the project to build a new prison for north Wales, a news report in the business media has revealed.

The sub-contracting projects were put out to tender by Kier, Carillion, Lend Lease and Interserve – the four contractors who are themselves bidding to build the new prison for the Ministry of Justice.

Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright said: "This new prison will be a huge boost for the regional economy, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs and an estimated £23m per year for the area.

"Small businesses are the lifeblood of our country and a real necessity for building a resilient, sustainable economy. That is why we are so keen to encourage contractors to use them in this major construction process.

"The prison will also be a first for north Wales, allowing offenders to be held closer to home, which will ensure better support for their rehabilitation and reintegration into the community on release."

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