Ability-To-Pay On-Line Tool, CJS-2017-08-ML

Update: October 10, 2017
Intent of Award



Update: September 28, 2017
Technical Proposal Scores



Update: September 22, 2017
Public Opening of Cost Proposals



Update: September 13, 2017
Addendum 2
Request for Proposals - Revision 2
Attachment 12 DVBE Declaration
Attachment 13 Bidders Declaration



Update: September 6, 2017
Questions & Answers



Update: August 30, 2017
Addendum 1
Request For Proposals - Revision 1
Attachment 8 Requirements Document - Revision 1



The Judicial Council of California (“Judicial Council”) seeks a vendor that will develop software to guide both court users and judicial officers through the process of resolving an infraction, including conducting an ability-to-pay determination. The determination will calculate a specific recommendation for the judge to consider and accept, or to modify. The software will be an online accessible, mobile enabled tool, allowing individuals to resolve their infraction violations without having to come into court. Defendants with infraction cases will be able to go online, create an account, and view the details of their infraction(s). Defendants will also be able to obtain information on how to resolve their case, make in-full or installment payments online, request an ability-to-pay determination as appropriate and receive information about steps toward resolution.

In October of 2016, the Judicial Council was awarded a grant under the U.S. Department of Justice “Price of Justice Initiative” to study issues related to defendants’ inability to pay criminal justice fines and fees. A primary project focus is the development of an ability-to-pay tool to help courts process determinations in a fair and efficient manner. The tool will be piloted in five (5) different court sites, providing key information necessary to understand the tool’s impact on defendant access to the court, payments and case resolution and also possibilities for potential future expansion.

Questions should be directed to solicitations@jud.ca.gov and must be received by no later than 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time, August 31, 2017.

Proposals must be received by no later than 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time, September 20, 2017.

Hard copy proposals must be delivered to:

Judicial Council of California
Attn: Lenore Fraga-Roberts – Bid Desk
RFP# CJS-2017-08-ML
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688

Further details regarding the solicitation are set forth in the Request For Proposals (“RFP”) and related documents provided, below:

Request For Proposals Updated August 30, 2017

Attachment 1 Administrative Rules Governing RFPs (IT Services)

Attachment 2 Standard Terms and Conditions

Attachment 3 Proposer’s Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Attachment 4 General Certifications Form

Attachment 5 Small Business Declaration

Attachment 6 Payee Data Record Form

Attachment 7 Unruh and FEHA Certification

Attachment 8 Requirements Document Updated August 30, 2017

Attachment 9 RFP Response Template

Attachment 10 NIST Standards

Attachment 11 Preliminary Ability-to-Pay Tool Data Collection Points

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