The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has established an initial list of approved retailers to source and supply the delivery of books to offenders in Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS) establishments in England and Wales. Offenders’ friends and family are able to arrange for books to be sourced and sent to offenders via an approved retailer and, from 1 September 2015, will be able to hand and send in books directly. This notice gives further information for retailers who are interested in applying to be on the list of approved retailers. The use of approved retailers helps to ensure the protection and safety of prisons, offenders and those who work in prisons. Approved retailers must source and supply books, rather than deliver books sourced from the general public. In other words, approved retailers will not be delivery companies but must source the books as well as deliver or arrange delivery. Delivery must be by a widely recognised delivery company, such as Royal Mail, UPS, Parcel Force, DHL Express, and appropriate measures must be taken by the retailer to ensure the security of delivery. The MoJ is seeking to ensure coverage across HMPS establishments in England and Wales and a diverse range of books. It is also seeking a wide range of access for offenders’ friends and families including web-based access and access via walk-in high street shops. Large international or national retailers, regional retailers, local retailers and independent retailers who also supply audio books, books in large font sizes and books in foreign languages are encouraged to be on the list of approved retailers. At this stage, the number of approved retailers will not be limited. Only retailers who the MoJ considers meet the criteria listed in the Retailer Response Form will be included on the approved list. The MoJ does not consider that this arrangement is a public contract or concession but is publishing this notice on a voluntary basis. Being on the list of approved retailers does not give rise to a contractual relationship with the MoJ or any liability of the MoJ to retailers. The MoJ will not enter into contract with or pay retailers so the contract value in this notice is stated to be £0. Retailers will generate their revenue through this opportunity through orders from offenders’ friends and family.