Evaluation Design of the Unified Courts for Families — Mentor Courts Project

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 collaborate with AOC project staff and California courts to design and begin an evaluation of the Unified Courts for Families Project. The AOC seeks the services of a consultant with significant experience working directly with stakeholders in planning and conducting multi-site program evaluations. It is anticipated that a successful bidder will also have expertise in collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, knowledge of family and juvenile court operations, and experience conducting research and collecting data in family and juvenile courts. Familiarity with family and juvenile court operations in the State of California is strongly preferred. The Evaluation Design of the Unified Courts for Families 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.

Vendor proposals must be received prior to 5 p.m. on May 10, 2002, and include all required attachments. Oral responses will not be accepted.

For further information regarding this RFP, please contact Alexa Hirst, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Administrative Office of the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102. Telephone: 415-865-7566. E-mail: alexa.hirst@jud.ca.gov.

RFP for Evaluation Design of the Unified Courts for Families — Mentor Courts Project