LAA to reopen the civil tender for face-to-face work

The Legal Aid Agency has decided to reopen the civil tender for face-to-face work. The new competition is particular aimed at organisations that either did not submit a tender or failed to submit one that was deemed to be compliant

The LAA claims to have already covered most procurement areas including the main face to face procurement process. ‘However, we have also identified a number of organisations which wish to deliver civil legal aid but failed to submit compliant tenders in the category of law or procurement area in which they wish to deliver work,’ it says.

Aside from the main tender there was a ‘supplemental’ bid round in April aimed at immigration and asylum, family and housing and debt. Applicants should find out if they have been successful this week.

Organisations which tendered for a standard civil contract in the supplemental procurement process can expect to receive notification of the outcome of their tender in the week beginning 18 June 2018.

You can find out more information here.



About Jon Robins

Jon is a journalist and has written about the law and justice for the national papers and specialist press for more than 15 years. Jon is a visiting journalism lecturer at Winchester University, a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln and patron of Hackney Community Law Centre. He has won the Bar Council’s legal reporter of the year award twice (2015 and 2005). Jon is editor and co-founder of LegalVoice

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