Contracts and tenders
Please note that tender documents for each Invitation to Tender are available once you have registered on the eTendering portal.
How to apply
Face-to-face civil legal aid work is currently carried out primarily under our 2013 Standard Civil Contract and 2010 Standard Civil Contracts.
In addition, some family work started prior to April 2013 may be carried out under the provisions of the 2012 Standard Civil Contract (Family and Housing).
Telephone based civil legal aid work is provided under our Civil Legal Advice (CLA) Contract.
The latest crime contract - the 2010 Standard Crime Contract - runs from 14 July 2010. It has been extended to 30 September 2014.
Earlier contract documents are available on the National Archives website.
This section contains information you need to know if your organisation holds a contract to provide publicly funded legal advice.
Contract information available here includes:
- Standard Terms
- Supervisor Declaration Forms
- Contracts for Signature.
Contracts you can get information on here are:
- 2010 Standard Civil Contract
- 2010 Standard Crime Contract
- 2012 Standard Civil Contract (Family and Housing)
- Family Contract 2012
- 2013 CLA Contract
- 2013 Standard Civil Contract
- 2013 Standard Civil Contract (Welfare Benefits)
- 2014 Standard Civil Contract (Welfare Benefits)
We have regular meetings with contract consultative groups which comprise rep bodies and practitioners to discuss any issues arising with contracts.
LAA Contracts set out our policy on Novations. This is summarised in the following document.
Novation Policy (PDF)
Personal guarantee and indemnity
Personal guarantee and indemnity deed of agreement (DOC)
(where one or more parties is an organisation with limited liability)
The tender pages contain information about invitations to tender to deliver publicly funded legal services.
|Procurement process for Criminal Legal Aid Services to commence on 1 July 2015
||23 May 2014
|Tender to deliver Community Care and Mental Health Services from 1 August 2014||25 March 2014|
|Expression of Interest to deliver Housing and Debt Services in East Riding of Yorkshire||13 Feb 2014|
|Invitation to tender to deliver Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes in Barnstaple, Torquay & Newton Abbott and Lambeth||3 Feb 2014|
|Invitation to Tender to deliver Welfare Benefits Services from February 2014
||13 January 2014
|Expression of Interest to deliver Housing and Debt Services in Dorset
||29 July 2013
|Expression of Interest to deliver Housing and Debt Services in Shropshire
||29 July 2013
|Invitation to Tender to deliver Welfare Benefits Services from October 2013
||28 June 2013|
|Expression of Interest to deliver the Cheltenham &
|26 April 2013
|Expression of Interest to deliver the Isle of Wight HPCDS||26 April 2013
|PQQ for Welfare Benefits Services from October 2013||2 Apr 2013|
Invitation to Tender to deliver Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme Services from 1 June 2013
|26 Mar 2013|
Invitation to tender to deliver Mediation services from 1 April 2013
|18 Feb 2013|
|Registration process for existing mediation providers wishing to open new outreach locations||1 Feb 2013|
For details on previous tenders, visit our pages on the National Archives website