Legal Services Providers to Operate Pilot Projects under the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act RFP# CFCC-2016-12LB

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The Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC), housed in the Judicial Council’s Judicial and Court Operations Services Division, and is dedicated to improving the quality of justice and services to meet the diverse needs of children, youth, and self-represented litigants. The Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act, which commenced in fiscal year 2011-2012, provided that one or more pilot projects selected by the Judicial Council would be funded for legal representation and improved court services to low-income parties on critical legal issues affecting basic human needs.

The purpose of the individual pilot projects is to improve timely and effective access to justice in civil cases and thereby avoid undue risk of erroneous court decisions resulting from the nature and complexity of the law in the specific proceeding or the disparities between parties in legal representation, education, sophistication, language proficiency, and lack of access to self-help or alternative dispute resolution services. Proposals may only be submitted by a qualified legal services project, as defined by subdivision (a) of §6213 of the Bus. & Prof. Code and their court partner.

The RFP will result in an award of one (1) or more grants contracts for pilot projects for a three-year period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2020. Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to and must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. PST, April 3, 2017. Proposals must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. PST, May 2, 2017. Hard copy proposals must be delivered to:

Attention: Lenore Fraga-Roberts, Bid Desk
RFP No: CFCC-2016-12LB
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688

Further details regarding the solicitation are set forth in RFP No. CFCC-2016-12LB and related documents are provided below.

Request for Proposals

Attachment 1 - Administrative Rules Governing RFPs

Attachment 2 - Judicial Council Standard Terms and Conditions

Attachment 3 - Proposer’s Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Attachment 4 - General Certifications Form

Attachment 5 - DARFUR Contracting Act Certification

Attachment 6 - IRAN Contracting Act Certification

Attachment 7 - Payee/Vendor Data Record Form

Attachment 8 - Unruh Civil Rights Act and California Fair Employment and Housing Act Certification

Attachment 9 - Conflict of Interest Certification Form