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NOMS has been restructured to join up prison and probation headquarters as part of the reorganisation of the Ministry of Justice. This website will remain live but will no longer be updated. Up to date information about NOMS can now be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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Commissioning is at the centre of NOMS delivery.

Effective commissioning will ensure that the most appropriate services are available to meet offender needs, at the right price and at the right time. The NOMS commissioning system is continually developing. Between now and 2010 we expect to deliver a significant step change in the way we commission services from the public, private and third sectors.

NOMS cannot deliver reducing re-offending and public protection objectives on its own. Our ability to jointly commission services and work in partnership with other organisations will be critical to our future success. These pages contain the information that practitioners and partners will need to support delivery of the commissioning system in 2008-09 and beyond, including the National Commissioning and Partnerships Framework 2008/09 (new window).