This page contains information for legal services providers.
Following the third assessment period, additional legal services providers have now been appointed to the Legal Services Multi-Use List.
There is a list of legal services providers available, as at 9 May 2013:
From 1 June 2013, most Australian Government agencies will be required to purchase legal services from legal services providers on the multi-use list unless the agency has been granted an exemption.
Three rounds of assessment of applications for inclusion on the multi-use list have been finalised. Applicants for each round of assessment were notified as follows:
- first round applicants were notified on 25 May 2012
- second round applicants were notified on 22 November 2012
- third round applicants were notified on 9 May 2013.
Applications for inclusion on the list may be submitted to the Office of Legal Services Coordination at the Attorney-General’s Department at any time. However, assessments will only be undertaken twice a year. The last cut-off date for applications was 21 February 2013. Legal services providers whose applications for inclusion on the multi-use list are received after a cut-off date will be evaluated during the next round of assessments.
The date of the next assessment round is yet to be finalised. Details will be published on this website.
Applications for inclusion on the list
The application documents are available below. They are split into three parts:
The department has issued three addenda to clarify aspects of the list application for inclusion documentation.
Addenda 3 incorporates the relevant clarifications and amendments from addendum number 1 and addendum number 2:
The process for applying for inclusion on the list is set out in the Conditions for Participation and Guidance Material for applicants document.
Once we receive both the electronic application and the hard copies of the list deeds, applicants will receive an electronic lodgement receipt.
The Office of Legal Services Coordination deed manager is the Principal Legal Officer of the Legal Services Capability Section. Please direct any questions to the deed manager by email to email@example.com.
Guidance material and list of service providers
The Legal Services Multi-Use List guidance material was issued by the Office of Legal Services Coordination on 11 May 2012.
The guidance material provides information for departments, agencies and service providers about the operation of the multi-use list.
The material must be read in conjunction with the relevant Australian Government financial framework policies, including the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) and the Legal Services Directions 2005.
The implementation of the multi-use list is one of the reforms that the Australian Government is pursuing to improve the management and delivery of government legal services. This is in direct response to the recommendations from the Blunn Krieger and Gruen reports.
Direct questions about the use or operation of the multi-use list to firstname.lastname@example.org.