Housing and debt tender
We are inviting tenders to deliver housing and debt contract work from 4 April 2023 until 31 August 2024 in the following procurement areas:
Kingston upon Thames and Richmond upon Thames
The opportunity to deliver housing and debt services is open to any organisation that can meet the minimum tender requirements. An organisation does not need to be a current legal aid provider to tender for this opportunity.
We would like organisations to deliver work from 4 April 2023 where possible. But organisations unable to start on 4 April will be able to tender to start delivering work from a later date.
There is no limit to the number of contracts that can be awarded to deliver housing and debt services in the 2 procurement areas.
Applicants can bid to deliver housing and debt services in a procurement area through an office that is either a:
permanent presence in the procurement area, or a
part-time presence in the procurement area
We are also inviting tenders to deliver services in the following Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS) areas from 30 April until 31 October 2023:
Services will start on 30 April 2023. However, organisations unable to deliver work from 30 April can tender to start delivering work from a later date.
Organisations may bid for housing and debt contract work and/or HPCDS contract work through this procurement process. They are not required to bid for both housing and debt and HPCDS.
However, organisations bidding for an HPCDS contract must hold, or successfully bid for as part of this procurement process, a 2018 Standard Civil Contract. This needs to include authorisation in the housing and debt categories of law.
When awarding HPCDS contracts preference will be given to organisations:
with relevant experience of delivering HPCDS services
with an office in the corresponding housing and debt procurement area
able to start delivering work on the contract start date
We are seeking to award one contract for each of the HPCDS areas listed above. Organisations can use agents to deliver HPCDS services.
How to apply
Tenders must be submitted using the LAA’s eTendering system.
The tender opens on 1 February 2023 and closes at 5pm on 2 March 2023.