Acacia Prison is a 1,525 bed medium security facility in Western Australia, located 55 kilometres east of Perth. It first opened in 2001 and has been privately operated by Serco since then. The contract between the Government of Western Australia and Serco has been extended three times in 2006, 2011 and 2016.
The current contract with Serco is due to expire in the first half of 2021. In December 2019 the WA Government announced the prison would remain privately operated and that it would run a retendering process for the facility during 2020.
The contract is for an initial five-year term from 16 May 2021, with two five-year extension options.
|Feb 2020||EOIs Open|
|Dec 2020||Contract Award|
|May 2021||Contract commencement|
|May 2026||Initial five-year term complete|
|Procuring Agency:||WA Department of Justice|
|Dec 2019||The WA Government announced the retendering of the operations of Acacia Prison.|
|Feb 2020||The WA Government called for EOIs for the retender of the prison.|
|Dec 2020||The WA Government awarded the new contract to Serco. The contract will commence in May 2021 with two five year extension options. The contract also includes an increase in programs for prisoners, and tougher penalties and stricter criteria for contract breaches.|