Client Baseline Studies in the Family Court: Data Collection Services

CFCC 04-25-03-C

This Request for Proposals ("RFP") is issued April 30, 2003 to identify a qualified consultant to provide a variety of data collection services to the Administrative Office of the Courts ("AOC") for statewide research projects in the Family Courts.

These research projects will take place in the summer and fall of 2003. Research projects will include a baseline study of clients who participate in mandatory court based mediation, a linked study of other services provided in the family court, including parent orientation, domestic violence assessment, investigation and evaluation, and in certain courts a linked study evaluating new services and procedures in family court, including case management, instituted as part of the Unified Courts for Families project.

The consultant will be asked to provide data collection tools for these projects. These include production, printing and shipping of manual data collection instruments with unique identifiers; collection and data entry of manual forms; creation of data entry tools in Microsoft Access that court staff can use to enter survey information directly into their computers and transmit the data; creation of web based data entry tools for court staff with access to the internet to use in entering survey information; training and technical assistance to court staff in using the electronic data collection tools; and cleaning and merging the electronic files before submitting them to the AOC.

Consultants are asked to submit proposals by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2003. Services are expected to be performed by the consultants beginning on or about May 26, 2003 through December 1, 2003.

For further information regarding this RFP, please contact Donald Will, Supervising Research Analyst, Administrative Office of the Courts/Center for Families, Children & the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94102. Telephone: 415-865-7557; E-mail:

RFP for Client Baseline Studies in the Family Court: Data Collection Services - CFCC 04-25-03-C