Evaluation Design for Equal Access Fund Report to the Legislature

A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued on April 19, 2002. The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is seeking proposals from qualified bidders who will design a process for evaluating and reporting to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Equal Access Fund on the large number of disparate projects and activities funded. The AOC seeks a consultant with experience and expertise in collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data. Experience is also desired in developing a participatory framework in which the organizations whose projects are to be evaluated are included in the design of the evaluation. The AOC expects that the successful responding firm will have expertise in analyzing data and issues related to civil legal services for low-income persons, including quality of and satisfaction with results obtained, responsiveness to need and appropriateness of services, access to the judicial system, and economic efficiency and timeliness.

The Evaluation Design for Equal Access Fund Report to the Legislature project is governed by the following general principles:

  • The AOC will contract with a selected service provider using a master agreement that sets out the overall scope of the services to be provided, the obligations of the parties, and other provisions.
  • The AOC reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, as well as the right to conduct or not conduct a similar proposal in the future. This request for proposals is in no way an agreement, obligation, or contract, and the AOC is not responsible for the cost of preparation. One copy of a submitted proposal will be retained for official files and become a public record.

Proposals must be received prior to 5 p.m. PDT, Friday, May 10, 2002, and include all required attachments. Oral responses will not be accepted.

For further information regarding this RFP, please contact Bonnie Hough, Project Manager, Administrative Office of the Courts, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102. Telephone: 415-865-7668. E-mail: bonnie.hough@jud.ca.gov.

Evaluation Design for Equal Access Fund Report to the Legislature (all documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format)