Child Support Governmental Forms Plain Language Project

This Request for Proposals ("RFP") is issued April 25, 2003 to identify a qualified consultant to assist the Administrative Office of the Courts ("AOC") in providing the "plain language" text and/or the formatting for Judicial Council child support governmental forms.

The AOC seeks the services of a consultant with expertise in the creation of "plain language" forms for the following purposes: (1) to provide drafting, layout, and other assistance to the Judicial Council in the development and production of "plain language" child support forms; and (2) to provide to the AOC electronic versions of these forms.

The Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) - AB 1058 Child Support Program, a division of the AOC, will coordinate and direct this project. CFCC is responsible for the preparation and modification of Judicial Council forms (forms for family law, juvenile court, and domestic violence; foreign-language instructional forms in these fields; and other specialized forms, including "plain language" forms designed for use by self-represented litigants, interactive "fillable" forms that may be completed on computers, and interactive forms with special features making them accessible by persons with disabilities).

Consultants are asked to submit proposals by 3:00pm on Friday, May 9, 2003. Services are expected to be performed by the consultants beginning on or about May 30, 2003 through October 31, 2003.

For further information regarding this RFP, please contact Michael Wright, Program Manager, Administrative Office of the Courts/Center for Families, Children & the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94102. Telephone: 415-865-7619; E-mail:

RFP for Child Support Governmental Forms Plain Language Project