The LAA has announced its intentions for crime contracts. The Contingency Contract will be extended until 31 March 2017 when it will be replaced with a new contract.
The LAA has started a three week consultation with representative bodies on the crime contract – the Law Society, Bar Council and LAPG are the contractual consultees; the CLSA has confirmed it hasn’t been invited to take part.
Following the consultation a procurement exercise will begin. It’s not yet been announced what form that will take.
Providers wanting to accept the extension until 31 March 2017 have until 30 June to do so.