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Civil news: family mediation tender deadline for responses 31 October

Tender for mediation services from February 2015 now open.


The tender process for new organisations wishing to deliver family mediation services from February 2015 opened on 1 October 2014. The deadline for responses to the tender is 12 noon on 31 October 2014.

Further information can be found in the Information For Applicants (IFA) that governs this tender process which can be found on GOV.UK – see below.

Existing mediation providers who already hold a ‘2010 Standard Civil Contract’ to deliver mediation services do not need to respond to this invitation.

Additional outreach locations

However, there is a separate process for existing mediation providers wishing to open additional outreach locations. Applications must be received by 31 October 2014.

Further information on this registration process, including how to apply, is available in the existing provider additional outreach pro forma on GOV.UK – see below.


Responses to this tender must be made online through the eTendering system. A helpline (0800 368 4850) or email helpdesk is available if you are having any technical problems using the eTendering system – see below.

Please note that the eTendering system will be unavailable overnight on 29 October 2014 due to system upgrades,

If you have any questions about the tender or the content of the IFA these should be raised through the eTendering system and must be asked by 12 noon on 16 October 2014.

Questions of wider interest will be collated and answered through Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents which will be published on GOV.UK. A final FAQ document will be published on 23 October 2014.

The closing date for responses to this tender is 12 noon on 31 October 2014.

Further information

Family mediation tender 2015

Legal aid: tender for contracts – to access eTendering portal

Published 9 October 2014