We are the the most popular choice in England & Wales for delivering an error free tender and to provide advice and assistance to organisations wishing to tender for public contracts.
We have assisted over 400 firms in tendering for a Legal Aid Agency (LAA) contract, ensuring that their tender is submitted free of errors and omissions. Using specialist software, we are able to prove the submission of a complete and accurate tender in the event of a dispute. We are pleased that none of our clients have been unsuccessful due to an alleged error in the tendering process.
2022 Legal Aid Crime Tender
We have produced a free summary of the Legal Aid Agency’s Information for Applicants document and a free walkthrough guide to the 2022 Crime Legal Aid Tender, which can be downloaded below:
David Gilmore is delivering two webinars with The Law Society to assist firms in tendering for a 2022 Legal Aid Crime Contract. For further details, please click on the following links:
In 2015, we assisted a large firm to submit a crime tender. The LAA refused our client a contract on the basis that they believed that we did not successfully submit the contract. Had the LAA been correct, the firm would have had to close leading to dozens of redundancies. Because we used video recording software to evidence the submission of the tender, the LAA having watched the video, quickly reversed their decision avoiding the need for litigation.
How we work
We use a team of four experienced members of staff. For example, the first colleague takes the firm's instructions whilst the second team member enters the details of the tender onto the Bravo portal. The third person checks that the tender information is correct and without errors and uses the video recording software. The fourth person (a Director) carries out a final check.
We are one of the very few consultancy firms that have a 100% success record.
We also help organisations that have been unsuccessful in the tender process to lodge appeals against decisions made by the LAA not to award contracts. We have won a number of notable cases including over-turning a decision to disallow a tender where the firm failed to submit a pre-qualification questionnaire. In late 2011, we helped over 40 firms join together for the purposes of pursuing potential legal action. Ultimately, in early 2012, a negotiated settlement allowed these firms (and others) to obtain a contract to provide licensed work.