Legal Support Services Deskbook
The Legal Support Services Deskbook ("LSS Deskbook") has been prepared by the FDIC Legal Division ("Legal Division" or "Division") to provide policies and procedures, shell contracts, and standard forms for in-house attorneys, experts, and legal support services ("LSS") providers. It sets forth many of the FDICs requirements that govern the relationship between the FDIC and experts or LSS providers. It is important that in-house attorneys, experts, and LSS providers read, maintain familiarity with, and adhere to the provisions in the LSS Deskbook.
The LSS Deskbook includes policies and procedures and forms that the FDIC requires its experts and LSS providers to follow and use. Each chapter covers a key area or interest. Appendices provide additional information, forms, and worksheets. In-house attorneys will ensure that experts and LSS providers are provided copies of the LSS Deskbook.
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Forms & Related Links
Alternative Dispute Resolution/Binding Arbitration
- Binding Arbitration - FDIC Directive 5310.1 (June 5, 2001) - Word 109k
- Final Statement of Policy Regarding Binding Arbitration
- Byrd Amendment Implementation Statement
- Certification Form - PDF (pages 8, 9 & 10 of FDIC Certification Form 3700/04A)
- Disclosure of Lobbying Activities Form - PDF (gsa.gov)
Conflicts of Interest
- 12 C.F.R. Part 366 - Minimum Standards of Integrity and Fitness for an FDIC Contractor
- Statement of Policy on Contracting with Firms that Have Unresolved Audit Issues With the FDIC
- Oral Representations and Certifications for Expert Legal Support Services Telephone Authorization for Expenditures Under $5,000 - PDF
- Representations and Certifications for Expert Legal Support Services Provider - PDF
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Guidelines
- EFT Requirements
- Substitute Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer ID Number and Certification - PDF
- Payee Information for Automatic Deposit of Payment form - PDF
Expert/Legal Support Services Agreement Forms
- Agreement for Expert Services (Goodwill) - Word
- Agreement for Expert Services (Non-Goodwill) or LSS Providers (Hourly Rates) - Word
- Agreement for Legal Support Services (Firm Fixed Price-Long Format)- Word
- Agreement for Legal Support Services (Firm Fixed Price-Short Format)- Word
- Agreement for Services (Expert/Legal Support Services (LSS) Provider) Amendment - PDF
- Agreement for Services (Expert/Legal Support Services (LSS) Provider) Amendment (Continuation Sheet) - PDF
- Agreement for Services (Expert/Legal Support Services (LSS) Provider) Rate Schedule - PDF
- Agreement for Services (Expert/Legal Support Services (LSS) Provider) Rate Schedule (Continuation Sheet) - PDF
- Expert Invoice for Fees & Expenses - PDF
- Legal Support Services Provider Invoice for Fees and Expenses - PDF
- Travel Voucher - PDF
- Travel Voucher (Continuation) - PDF
- FDIC's Contractor Travel Reimbursement Guidelines ("Guidelines") - Word 71k
- GSA Per Diem Rates (gsa.gov)
The effective date of the LSS Deskbook is December 2005. The Legal Division may amend the LSS Deskbook from time to time. Amendments shall be effective on the dates specified by the Legal Division.
The LSS Deskbook contains the following three (3) primary parts:
- Policies and Procedures - Establishes guidance that contains three primary parts that must be followed when performing services for the FDIC. Some of these policies and procedures were written for outside counsel but also apply to experts and LSS providers.
- Forms - Forms are provided in the appendices and are referenced within the text of the corresponding LSS Deskbook chapter. Blank forms are provided as well as some completed forms that are provided as samples. The forms can also be printed from the FDIC Internet site: www.fdic.gov//regulations/laws/forms/index.html.
- Shell Contracts - Shell contracts provide minimum standard terms that must be used for experts and LSS providers when contracts are greater than $5,000. The shell contracts are optional for contracts less than $5,000.
For further assistance with FDIC's LSS Deskbook policies and procedures, contact the FDIC Oversight Attorney administering the agreement.