Criteria Architect Services for the Nevada City Courthouse, RFP-FS-2021-14-AL

Update: November 12, 2021
Addendum 03
Attachment 2, Standard Agreement (revised 11/10/2021)

Update: November 3, 2021
Attachment 2, Standard Agreement [Revised 10/29/2021]

Update: October 29, 2021
Notice of Intent to Award

Update: October 15, 2021
Notice of Shortlist for Interviews

Update: September 27, 2021
Answers to Submitted Questions (Revision 1)

Update: September 24, 2021
Answers to Submitted Questions

The Judicial Council, through this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) is soliciting Proposals from Firms, (“Firm(s)”) to provide Criteria Architect services necessary to conduct a Planning Study for the Nevada City Courthouse Project (“Project”). The responsible party shall be an architect, or a registered professional engineer licensed to practice in California. All work shall be performed under and approved by a licensed professional. Firm team shall comprise of all disciplines necessary to effectively perform the required services. The selected team shall be experienced with designs of similar size, complexity, and nature.

The Criteria Architect that is selected will enter into a Standard Agreement ("Agreement") with the Judicial Council for the Courthouse. The Judicial Council anticipates the Agreement will be issued to a single Criteria Architect under this RFP.

A pre-proposal conference will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 8:30 AM Pacific Time. The pre-proposal conference will be held via meeting platform Cisco Webex:
Host/Moderator – Craig Evans
Join from the meeting link:
Join by meeting number:
Meeting number (access code): 2593 456 5251
Meeting password: aWRppXms232 
Join by phone: 
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Meeting number: 25934565251

Questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to the Judicial Council via no later than 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Only electronic proposals will be accepted.  Proposals must be emailed no more than three (3) days in advance of the proposal due date to the following email addresses:
For Non-Cost Proposal email to:
For Cost Proposal email to:

RFP-FS-2021-14-AL  Request for Proposal

Attachment 1, Administrative Rules Governing Request for Proposals
Attachment 2, Standard Agreement
Attachment 3, Consultant Personnel Billing Rates
Attachment 4, Proposer’s Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Attachment 5, General Certifications Form
Attachment 6, Darfur Contracting Act Certification
Attachment 7, Architect-Engineer Qualifications (Standard Form 330)
Attachment 8A, Payee Data Record (STD 204)
Attachment 8B, Payee Data Record Supplement (STD 205)
Attachment 9, DVBE Participation Form
Attachment 10, Form for Submission of Questions
Attachment 11, Iran Contracting Act Certification (for solicitations of $1,000,000 or more)
Attachment 12, Unruh Civil Rights Act and California Fair Employment and Housing Act Certification (for solicitations of $100,000 or more)