Criteria Architect Services for the New Fresno Courthouse, RFP-FS-2022-14-MB

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Update: December 23, 2022

The Judicial Council, through this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) is soliciting Proposals from Firms, (“Firm(s)”) to provide Criteria Architect services necessary to perform the architectural programming, compile the performance criteria documents, and ensure criteria compliance throughout the New Fresno 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 Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. The pre-proposal conference will be held via video conference using Cisco Webex or Join by Phone at (650) 479-3208:

Meeting number: 2590 208 2489
Password: Bwb8KMXid66

Questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to the Judicial Council via email to no later than 3:00 PM, Pacific Time on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 PM, Pacific Time on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

Only electronic proposals will be accepted. For electronic submission of proposals, email your proposal no more than three (3) days in advance of the proposal due date to the following email addresses:
Email Written Proposal to:
Email Cost Proposal to:

Further details regarding this solicitation and work requirements are set forth in the RFP and the related documents listed below. All Attachments are posted to the RFP webpage as separate documents:

Request for Proposal

ATTACHMENT 1, Administrative Rules Governing RFPs
ATTACHMENT 2, Standard Agreement
ATTACHMENT 3, Fee Proposal - Consultant Personnel Billing Rates
ATTACHMENT 4, Proposer’s Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
ATTACHMENT 5, General Certifications Form
ATTACHMENT 6, Darfur Certification Form
ATTACHMENT 7, Standard Form 330
ATTACHMENT 8A, Payee Data Record Form
ATTACHMENT 8B, Payee Data Record Supplement
ATTACHMENT 9, DVBE Participation Form
ATTACHMENT 10, Form for Submission of Questions
ATTACHMENT 11, Iran Contracting Act Certification Participation Form
ATTACHMENT 12, Unruh Civil Rights Act and California Fair Employment and Housing Act Certification

NOTE: The Judicial Council, as a public entity, prohibits direct contact with any Council personnel during the solicitation process in order to maintain fairness and equality to all proposers. Proposers are specifically directed NOT to contact any judicial branch entity personnel or consultants for meetings, conferences, or discussions that are related to the solicitation at any time between release of the solicitation and any award and execution of a contract. Unauthorized contact with any judicial branch entity personnel or consultants may be cause for rejection of the Proposer’s proposal.