Evaluation of Court Interpreters State Examination

The AOC seeks the services of a consultant with extensive expertise in language testing to evaluate and develop recommendations concerning the statewide examination process and testing instruments for certification and registration of California court interpreters. The consultant will produce a comprehensive report analyzing and presenting specific recommendations concerning the testing methods and tools currently used to qualify spoken language interpreters in California's state courts; the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the work of a court interpreter; the background, skills and characteristics of the current pool of qualified court interpreters; models used by other state and national systems for qualifying oral language interpreters and their applicability to the California courts; California's passage rate compared with those of other state and federal court systems; and the concerns and recommendations of key stakeholders concerning California's current testing system and their likely response to changes.

Written proposals must be received no later than 1:00 p.m. on May 16, 2006.

Hard copy proposals must be delivered to:
Judicial Council of California
Administrative Office of the Courts
Attn: Nadine McFadden, RFP No. 05-EOP-45065049-01
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

There will be no pre-proposal bidder's conference for this Request for Proposal (RFP). Any questions regarding this RFP No. 05-EOP-45065049-01 must be sent to solicitations@jud.ca.gov no later than 1:00 p.m., May 10, 2006.

Further details regarding solicitation and program requirements are set forth in the Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 05-EOP-45065049-01and related documents below:

Intent to Award