Standard Civil Contract 2024
This will supersede the Standard Civil Contract 2018 from 1/9/24.
- Legal Aid tender process announced. Legal Aid Agency, 'Civil news: tender opens for 2024 standard civil contract' (13/9/23) — The procurement process for supplying Legal Aid services under the 2024 Standard Civil Contract runs from 13/9/23 to 17/10/23. The contract will begin on 1/9/24 and will cover all categories of civil and family legal aid (including mental health and community care). This news story gives basic information and provides links to the relevant documents.
- Procurement process. Legal Aid Agency, 'Civil 2024 Contract Procurement Process' (13/9/23) — Questions may be asked by 2359 on 26/9/23 and answers will be published in the week beginning 2/10/23. Tenders must be submitted by 1700 on 17/10/23. This guidance web page provides links to the following documents: Selection Questionaire ITT; Award ITT; Mental Health Category-Specific Information; Community Care Category-Specific Information; and category-specific information relating to the other areas of law.
- Contract documentation. Legal Aid Agency, 'Standard civil contract 2024' (13/9/23) — The 2024 civil contract consists of: Standard terms; Specification (General Provisions & Category Specific Rules); Schedule; Contract for Signature; Category Definitions 2024. This guidance page contains links to the following draft documents (among others): standard terms; specification (general provisions 1-6); category specific rules mental health (section 9); category specific rules community care (section 11); schedule; contract for signature; category definitions; supervisor self-declaration forms (mental health routes 1 and 2, community care, etc); guidance on completing supervisor declaration forms; provider data security guidance and requirements documents; indemnity proformas (separate forms for limited company, LLP, partnership).