Post by Richard Wilkinson on Oct 6, 2010 14:57:53 GMT
Thanks littledickerbird and welcome to ilegal.
Yeah any information that you are able to post I think would help many. Even if its just an indication of whether the thing is still ongoing or resloved it would help many. The longer the wait for the LSC goes on, the more anxious it is for eveyone. It feels like its been a year of waiting....
Post by littledickerbird on Oct 6, 2010 17:29:22 GMT
Thanks for the welcome - we have a good relationship with DLG so we rang them today and low and behold, everyone was 'out of the office'! We are keeping on it, so if I hear anything I will let you know...
Yesterday, we uncovered some more information on this JR via atticus, who was reporting live from the LAPG conference in Leeds for us. From atticus' report:
***Breaking news*** DGL JR is at the end of October - could impact on the whole SWL tender because it concerns the requirment to have a DRO intermediary
For info, we updated everyone via our Twitter and Facebook feeds and got this out on the web within minutes of the news coming out at the conference. Within 30 minutes an email Alert had been sent out nationally, flagging up the potential significance of this JR to the some 1,200 active subscribers to our Alert email update and information service
Please reply to this thread with any further comments regarding this particular JR
For your ease of reference, we are assuming unless corrected that this is the specific selection criteria that this action concerns:
"Preference will be given to those Applicant Organisations that employ an Approved Intermediary that will be available to Debt clients from the Office related to the Individual Bid (and where tendering as part of a Consortium, will be available to the Offices of the other Consortium Members) before April 2011."
Marked out of 5. Points will be awarded to Individual Bids as follows:
- The Applicant Organisation currently employs an Approved Intermediary whose services are available to the Office related to the Individual Bid (5 points)
- By 14 October 2010 the Applicant Organisation will employ an Approved Intermediary whose services are available to the Office related to the Individual Bid (3 points)
- The Applicant Organisation will not employ an Approved Intermediary by 14 October 2010 (0 points)
Post by nickd (Mylegal) on Oct 11, 2010 19:03:05 GMT
Surely the DRO criteria is a bit of a dead duck as it only takes a very short time to meet the criteria, an online test and your approved. It can't be compared with the family panel member problems in the Family contracts. The Upper Tribunal criteria also seems reasonable as it is surely sensible to award more points to providers who have more experience in this area? Do the LSC realise the stress they create!
Post by Patrick Torsney on Oct 11, 2010 20:35:59 GMT
I can't comment on the online test etc., but I would have thought that the issue for DGL may be perhaps that they may not have been able to actually employ someone who was an AI before the deadline for submitting the bid (as opposed to the commencement of the contract) - the 5 points