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Civil news: housing and debt and HPCDS tenders open

Housing and debt and Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme tenders open 9 September 2019 and close at 9am 7 October 2019.

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We are inviting organisations to submit tenders through the e-Tendering system to deliver services from 1 November 2019 for:

  1. Housing and debt services in small number of geographic areas

  2. HPCDS services in specific courts

Providers are free to tender for either one category of work or both.

Where is this work available?

Housing and debt service contracts are being offered in:

  • Somerset

  • Shropshire

Up to 4 HPCDS contracts are being offered in each of the following scheme areas:

  • Taunton and Yeovil

  • Telford

These schemes will be scheduled through rotas.

Housing and debt tender

This tender is non-competitive and is being run under the 2018 Standard Civil Contract.

It is open to both current legal aid contract holders and new entrants. All organisations assessed as being suitable and as meeting the minimum service requirements will be awarded a contract.

Contracts will be offered for an initial period up to 30 August 2021. This is subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination and the right to extend.

Housing and Possession Court Duty Scheme tender

This tender is for an exclusive schedule under the 2013 Standard Civil Contract (as amended) for a contingency period in specific courts. It is only open to:

  • current civil legal aid providers contracted to deliver housing and debt

  • organisations applying through the concurrent housing and debt tender which subsequently go on to hold a 2018 Standard Civil Contract in housing and debt

Contracts will be offered up to 30 September 2020. This is subject to the LAA’s rights of early termination.

Tender deadline

The tender process to procure these contracts will close at 9am 7 October 2019.

Further information

Civil 2018 contracts tender – to find out more and download the Information For Applicants document

e-Tendering system – to submit your tender

Published 9 September 2019