Title, Escrow, & Related Services, RFP# REFM-2014-04-JMG

Update: April 15, 2015

RFP Project Schedule:

8. Master Agreements will be provided to selected firms Thursday April 16, 2015

9. Signed Master Agreement returned to the Judicial Council. Thursday April 30, 2015

Update: March 25, 2015

Price Points and Final Scores

Organization Price Points Technical Proposal
Total Points
1 Stewart Title 29 54.75 83.75
2 Chicago Title Company 23 50.88 73.88
3 Commonwealth Land Title Company 20 53.5 73.5
4 Old Republic Title Company 0* 51.63 51.63

*Prices were not correctly submitted and could not be evaluated

In order to ensure geographic coverage of the entire State, as specified in the RFP, the Judicial Council will award contracts to the top three ranked organizations. Awarded organizations can expect that contracts will be e-mailed to them April 7 or shortly thereafter.

The Judicial Council wishes to extend its thanks to all participants in this process.

Update: March 18, 2015

Technical Proposal Scores for All Subject Areas, Except Price

  • Old Republic Title Company 51.63 points
  • Commonwealth Land Title Company 53.50 points
  • Chicago Title Company 50.88 points
  • Stewart Title 54.75 points

Update: February 10, 2015

Addendum 2: Questions and Answers

Update: February 5, 2015

Addendum 1 Revised: Question Period Re-Opened/Revised Schedule of Events

Update: January 28, 2015

Questions and Answers:
There were no questions submitted to the Judicial Council for this RFP.

The Judicial Council of California’s Real Estate and Facilities Management office seeks to identify and retain two or more qualified firms to provide title, escrow and related services required to evaluate and/or convey properties to the Judicial Branch or to sell or otherwise dispose of State equity in existing Judicial Branch properties throughout California.   This RFP is the means for title firms to submit their qualifications and pricing Proposals to the Judicial Council for consideration, along with detailed descriptions of services provided.

The Schedule of events pertaining to this RFP is posted below the documents provided here:

Request for Proposal

Master Agreement


RFP Project Schedule:


Dates - (PST)


RFP is Issued. 

January 05, 2015


Pre-proposal teleconference call regarding RFP:  Participants wishing to participate, dial 877-820-7831. Pass code:   633780

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
10:30 a.m. PST


Deadline for submitting requests to the Judicial Council for additional information, clarifications, or RFP modifications. E-mail all questions, using the Form for Submission of Questions to:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Judicial Council will post answers to participants’ requests for additional information, clarifications or RFP modifications, on the California Courts website pertaining to this RFP, Bidders / Solicitations page, located at:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/rfps.htm

Tuesday, February 03, 2015


Deadline for submission of Proposals:

Not later than 2:00 p.m. PST on  
Thursday, February 17, 2015


Technical Proposal scores for all subject areas, except price, will be posted.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Price Proposal scores and publication of Notice of Intent to Award will be posted on the California Courts website pertaining to this RFP:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/rfps.htm

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Master Agreements will be provided to selected firms.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Signed Master Agreement returned to the Judicial Council.

Thursday, April 30, 2015