The 12 month extension to 31 March 2022 is automatic – existing providers do not need to do anything and will receive a formal notification letter.
In addition, existing providers will be offered a further six month extension to the Contract Period (until 30 September 2022). Providers must respond by email as specified in the Contract Extension letter by 12pm on Monday 8 March 2021 to accept this additional extension.
All providers will be sent a notice letter via email detailing the above extensions. These letters will be sent on the 17 February 2021 to the email address of the person you have advised the LAA is your Contract Liaison Manager for your organisation.
If you have not received your letter by Friday 19 February 2021, please email email@example.com
See here for further details : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/crime-news-extension-to-the-2017-standard-crime-contract