Published date: 4 January 2021

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 29 January 2021, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

Location of contract

West Midlands

Value of contract

£0 to £20,000

Procurement reference

LEGO 207

Published date

4 January 2021

Closing date

29 January 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Single tender action (non-OJEU)

A direct contract with a single supplier, without competition.

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales was set up by the OLC under the Legal Services Act 2007 to help resolve complaints between consumers and legal service providers. The Legal Ombudsman is independent and impartial. This means we will look at the facts in each case and weigh up both sides of the story. We are not consumer champions or part of the legal profession, and we are also independent of government. Our service is free to consumers, and costs are recovered from legal service providers.

Our work is also about feeding back to the profession. We share information to improve customer service and prevent complaints happening in the first place, and to support wider improvements in the legal services sector.

The OLC is the statutory body responsible for establishing and administering the Legal Ombudsman scheme. They are looking to appoint a Service Complaints Adjudicator (SCA) to provide an independent and impartial review of complaints about the Legal Ombudsman's own service at the third and final stage of the service complaints process. In doing so, they will consider if the Legal Ombudsman has provided a fair and reasonable service in line with its published customer service principles, guidance and processes.

They will also use their insight and expertise to support the Legal Ombudsman to learn from complaints and improve its service to its customers. They will be required to report twice yearly to the Board and provide an Annual Report which will be incorporated into the OLC and Chief Ombudsman Statutory Annual Report. More information is set out in the Contract Terms at Appendix A of the Invitation to Tender.

The contract will be for a one year period, commencing on 1 April 2021, with an option to extend up to a further two years. The proposed contract terms are set out as an Appendix to this tender.

Proposals should be submitted according to the guidelines and requirements included in the Invitation to Tender document attached to this proposal.

More information


How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name



Edward House, Quay Place, Edward Street
B1 2RA


Closing: 29 January 2021, 5pm