Interactive Self-Help and Learning Center Website, RFP-5DCA-091417-Self-Help-WV

Update: November 27, 2017
Intent to Award

Update: November 14, 2017
Technical Scores

Update: November 3, 2017
Public Opening of Cost Proposals

Update: October 6, 2017
Questions and Answers

Update: September 29, 2017
RFP Revision 1

  • The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to October 20, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
  • Point distribution with respect to evaluation of proposals has been updated

The Judicial Council of California, chaired by the Chief Justice of California, is the chief policy making agency of the California judicial system. The California Constitution directs the council to improve the administration of justice by surveying judicial business, recommending improvements to the courts, and making recommendations annually to the Governor and the Legislature. The council also adopts rules for court administration, practice, and procedure, and performs other functions prescribed by law. The Judicial Council of California is the staff agency for the council and assists both the council and its chair in performing their duties.

The Courts of Appeal were established in 1904 and are California’s intermediate courts of review. The primary function of the Courts of Appeal is to ensure that law is interpreted and applied correctly. The Courts of Appeal decide questions of law, such as whether the superior court judge applied the law correctly in a case. The Courts of Appeal do not hear testimony or retry cases. An appeal from a superior court judgment is decided based on the record from the original trial or proceeding. Learn More.

The Courts of Appeal seek to develop and deploy an interactive online self-help center to educate users about how the appeals process works, offer fillable forms and templates, and ultimately provide users the ability to submit completed documents via the Courts of Appeal e-filing solution (TrueFiling EFS).

The intended audiences include attorneys, self-represented litigants, legal specialists (law students, paralegals), researchers, and educators. As envisioned, this new interactive website will clearly explain the necessary steps, requirements, and legal forms to successfully appeal a case. The website must strive to demystify litigant responsibilities and provide step-by-step instructions for all necessary filing processes.

Questions should be directed to and must be received by no later than September 29, 2017; 4:00 p.m. PDT.

Proposals must be received by no later than October 20, 2017; 4:00 p.m. PDT.

Hard copy proposals must be delivered to:
Judicial Council of California
Attn: Lenore Fraga-Roberts – Bid Desk, RFP-5DCA-091417-Self-Help-WV
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688

Further details regarding the solicitation are set forth in the Request For Proposals and related documents are provided below:

Request For Proposals Updated September 29, 2017

Attachment 1: Administrative Rules Governing RFPs (IT Goods and Services)

Attachment 2:  JBE 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: DVBE Declaration

Attachment 9: Bidder Declaration

Attachment 10: Example of Forms and Templates

Attachment 11: Cost Matrix