Civil news: tender opportunity for housing and debt work


A tender opened on 19 January 2021 for the delivery of housing and debt services in 14 procurement areas. It closes at 5pm 18 February 2021.

These are the areas:

  • Calderdale
  • City of Kingston upon Hull
  • Cornwall
  • Doncaster
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Hartlepool
  • Leicestershire and Rutland
  • North Hertfordshire
  • Sandwell
  • Shropshire
  • Somerset
  • South Tyneside
  • Warrington and Halton
  • Wirral

There is no limit on the number of contracts that can be awarded in a procurement area.

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Who can bid?

The housing and debt tender is open to any interested party that can meet the minimum tender requirements. An organisation does not need to be a current legal aid provider to tender for this opportunity.

Applicants can bid to deliver housing and debt services in a procurement area through either:

  • an in-person, face to face service delivered from an office that is a permanent presence in the procurement area
  • a digital service delivered via a video technology platform, from an office that is a permanent presence anywhere in England and Wales
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Length of contracts

Housing and debt contracts will be offered from 1 April 2021 until 31 August 2021, subject to the Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) right to extend for up to a further two years.

How do I tender?

Tenders must be submitted using the LAA’s e-Tendering system.

Tender deadline

The tender opens on 19 January 2021 and closes at 5pm 18 February 2021.

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Further information

Civil tender activity 2021 – to find out more and download the Information For Applicants document.

e-Tendering system – to submit your tender

Published 19 January 2021


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