ICT Development Services Contract for Legal Aid Authority
Context and Strategic Drivers The Agency has recently completed rollout of a new application, CCMS, to manage the administration of civil legal aid. Its consists of a web-based interface through which legal aid providers (i.e. solicitors and counsel) are able to submit applications for legal aid on behalf of their clients.
RM1043 Digital Services – Legal Aid Authority CCMS
Reference number:RM1043 DSF01-128
This deadline is for…Transparency purposes only. This is a Call-Off from an established framework, RM1043 Digital Services, no additional tenders will be accepted.
Contract value:£0 – £0
Location where the contract is to be carried out:United Kingdom
Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes
Name of the buying organisation:Crown Commercial Service on behalf of MOJ
Description of the contract
About the Legal Aid Agency The Legal Aid Agency is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice. It is responsible for the administration and stewardship of the legal aid fund. The core business of the organisation is securing fair access to justice, by procuring services from the legal profession on behalf of members of the public who would not otherwise have the means to access legal representation. Context and Strategic Drivers The Agency has recently completed rollout of a new application, CCMS, to manage the administration of civil legal aid. Its consists of a web-based interface through which legal aid providers (i.e. solicitors and counsel) are able to submit applications for legal aid on behalf of their clients; and a case management system, used by internal staff. It also handles a number of business critical back-office functions: making payments (to both civil and criminal providers); managing debts accrued by clients and providers; preparation of management and financial accounts; and exercising financial control over the £2bn a year legal aid fund. The solution has been made available to all providers that have a contract with the LAA to provide civil legal aid. It has been / is being delivered against a backdrop of legal aid reforms that reduce the scope and availability of civil legal aid and, therefore, a significant revenue stream for parts of the legal profession. The system has received a mixed reaction from the providers.
Classification of the contract
72000000IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Contract type:Services – Unspecified
Is it a framework agreement?Yes
Framework agreement details:contract being called off a framework agreement
Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No
Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents
Estimated length of contract:6 Months
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