Remote Video Services Pilot Initiative, IT-2020-65-RB

Updated: June 15, 2020
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This RFI seeks to identify entities and institutions that can partner with the branch and revolutionize the provision of remote video services in California courts.

California’s court system is the largest in the nation, serving a population of over 39 million. Every year, millions of Californians come to a courthouse, whether to serve as a juror, seek a restraining order, resolve a traffic citation, or litigate a case. Technology can provide a less expensive and more effective way for parties and counsel to make court appearances.  In 2014, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye established The Commission on the Future of California’s Court System (Futures Commission) to examine how California court operations could be improved and streamlined. The Commission provided a key recommendation to press forward with remote video appearance for most noncriminal court proceedings.

In 2018, the Judicial Council’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) was tasked with the above charge and has launched Phase 2 of the Remote Video Services Workstream. The vision is to design, develop and deploy a solution that is intended to serve as the formal pilot of remote video appearances. As conceived, this phase would include the identification of pilot sites, preparation for the pilots, conduct of pilots, evaluation, and development of implementation and training guides for courts that followed the pilots.  The California judicial branch is interested in architects, integrators, and developers who can envision and offer solutions to help us launch an optimal remote video services solution for California courts.

Questions regarding this RFI should be directed to and must be received no later than 3pm PST, June 4, 2020.  Electronic copy proposals must be emailed to  RESPONSES DUE:  June 18, 2020, 3:00 P.M. (PDT).

Attention:  Bid Desk
RFI  # IT-2020-65-RB
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688