The LAA announced on Thursday 12 October that the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS) tender was open, which meant that all tenders for contracts to do legal aid work from the autumn of 2018 are now live. Details can be found here
The deadline to submit a HPCDS tender, which includes competition on price, is 4 December 2017.
To hold a HPCDS contract you must hold a Housing contract – tender deadline 10 November 2017.
CLA telephone service
The tender deadline for telephone services (which includes competition on price) in Housing and Debt, Family, Education and Discrimination is 10 November 2017.
Face to face contracts in all civil categories, family law and mediation
The tender for these contracts do not include price competition. Every applicant which submits a technically correct bid will be offered a contract. The deadline for submission is 10 November 2017. There is more information here.