Legal aid: tender for contracts

How to tender for contracts to deliver legal services, including crime, civil and telephone advice contracts using the eTendering portal.

Applies to England and Wales

Best practice

Read the LAA best practice for tendering (PDF, 77.8 KB, 2 pages)

LAA periodically runs tender exercises to provide publicly funded legal services in the areas of crime, civil and telephone advice. Information on current tender opportunities that you can apply for are detailed in the ‘Current tenders’ section below.

LAA offers contracts for tender through the eTendering portal, which is free. You have to be registered and logged in to read documents for each tender opportunity.

If you’re using the portal for the first time, read the technical support guidance. Where you have registered for a tender opportunity through the portal, questions should be asked through the relevant portal message board.

Current tenders

All current LAA tender opportunities can be viewed on the Tenders page.

Closed tenders

Recently closed tenders can be viewed on the Tenders page.

All closed LAA tenders are available for reference on The National Archives website: search the UK government web archive.

Published 1 June 2014
Last updated 13 September 2023 + show all updates
  1. The LAA best practice for tendering guide has been reviewed and updated.

  2. First published.