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Crime news: Duty Provider Crime Contracts tender update

We’ll be publishing a guidance document answering your questions on 22 December 2014.


Our deadline for questions about the Duty Provider Crime Contracts tender was 12pm on 15 December 2014 and a guidance document is being prepared that provides answers to your enquiries.

This FAQ will be published on the ‘legal aid crime tender 2015’ page – see below.

The tender opened on 27 November 2014 and the deadline for applications is 12pm on Thursday 29 January 2015. Contract work will start on 1 October 2015.

Our article on 27 November contains more detail about the tender and what this will mean for those wishing to apply.

Further information

2015 Duty Provider Crime Contracts – invitation to tender

Transforming legal aid: crime duty contracts: the government’s consultation response

Legal aid crime tender 2015 page – containing example duty rotas, Information For Applicants and related documents, and FAQ from 22 December

2015 Duty Provider Crime Contract documents – page containing the contract and all associated documents

Published 16 December 2014