Post by Patrick Torsney on Jul 16, 2009 10:18:58 GMT
Some of you might have been finding the Q&A document difficult to find - don't worry, it isn't you, it looks like the LSC has moved it to another page and incorporated other info and guidance on the proposals by way of Fact Sheets on key aspects of the proposals
The LSC says that:
"These are intended as a quick reference guide to the proposals, and are not intended as a replacement for reading our full response to consultation."
Fact Sheets currently available are:
Fact Sheet Bid Round Process - July 09 Fact Sheet Budget Allocation - July 09 Fact Sheet Integrating Services - July 09 Fact Sheet Minimum New Matter Starts - July 09 Fact Sheet Procurement Areas - July 09
You can download the Fact Sheets and the Q&A document, which will be updated on a regular basis, by going to this page:
Housing Solicitors and zero contracts. We attended a LSC Forum today and one bureau mentionned the possibility of employing a part-time authorised litigator or even one on a 'zero contract' to fulfil the housing requirements. Your name was mentionned Patrick for further info on zero contracts - have you any advice please?
Post by Patrick Torsney on Jul 26, 2009 12:54:25 GMT
I have very little information apart from I know that a couple of organisations are doing it. I suggest speaking to your network reps about it - the two organisations I heard that were doing it are both part of your particular advice network so you should be able to find information easily enough
This thread is about the Q&A document and fact sheets. If anyone has anything else to add on zero contracts etc please don't reply here, go to the thread I started back in March on zero contracts and leave them there:
Post by Colin Henderson on Oct 30, 2009 10:18:17 GMT
Important Update on Q&A's
The LSC has announced that the deadline for emailing questions is the 6 November. Any questions asked afterthat date will not be answered in the final Q&A document, which will be published just before the Immigration tender goes live on 30 Nov.
It now runs to staggering 53 pages. One of the many questions was posed by myself and colleagues working locally. We asked a straightforward question about operating out each others offices. The reply was less clear than the paragraph we sought to clarify!
Our Account manager has then interpreted the reply along the lines we hoped, but she is not the person who will evaluate our bid. And all our jobs depend on getting this right!
It is obvious that LSC HQ is making up the answers on the hoof. They don't know exactly what they want so they can't tell us. Either that or they think that if they tell us clearly it will in some way breach procurement law. Do they seriously think Grotborough CAB or similar has the resources to sue under EC competition law if a rival wins?
So this latest craziness has descended into that party game of 20 questions with the crucial difference that the person answering isn't sure of the properties of the object that's being guessed at!