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Norfolk and Durham to procure legal case management systems

Norfolk County Council and Durham Council have become the latest local authorities to launch the procurement of new case management systems.

Norfolk is procuring a system for nplaw, the shared legal service it hosts that provides legal support to the county and three other local authorities in Norfolk as well as to a range of other public sector organisations.

The contract is worth an estimated £400,000 to cover implementation and the initial term, which is due to start on 22 July 2022 and run until 27 February 2025.

The contract allows for further extensions totalling 6 years (2 plus 2 plus 2). The estimate value if all extensions are taken up is £800,000.

Durham is meanwhile procuring a contract for the provision of a case management, time recording and court bundling system to be used within its legal services team.

It said the system, which will be hosted by the supplier, “must be a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) system requiring little to no development to meet the council's stated requirements”.

The contract is for an initial period of 60 months with further optional extensions of 1 x 36 months and 1 x 24 months. It is expected to start on 15 August 2022. The value of the contract has not been provided.

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