Private Prisons Contract Extensions Project

The extension of existing service contracts for the operation of the Port Phillip Prison and Fulham Correctional Centre by two separate private operators.

Our involvement

Aquenta was engaged to lead the commercial management of the contract extension negotiations in support of the Project Director. This involved managing the deliverables of both legal and commercial advisory consultants engaged by our client and active participation in direct negotiations with the two private sector operators to a contractually defined time frame. The role also involved the development and delivery of training materials to State contract managers.


PPP Advisory Services, Strategic Consulting and Contract Negotiations.

The outcome

The engagement was completed on time, well in advance of existing contract expiration dates. The new contracts will enable the significant upgrade of the respective prisons to meet modern correctional standards, and their management within comprehensive quality and performance standards while maintaining continuity of service to the State.