Real Estate Services Regarding Implementation of the Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002 -- Sen. Bill 1732

Under SB 1732, the Judicial Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) have new duties to acquire, manage, and operate court facilities for the State of California. The Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002 Implementation Program (Program) supported by this RFP will provide the AOC with competent, qualified real property advice and services including, but not limited to, the following areas: (1) the development of real property transfer strategies, which take into account long-term facility master plans which are being developed for the superior court of each county, and procedures for implementing the strategies; development of Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) templates between the Judicial Council and a county which shall address all aspects of transfer of responsibility and/or title, and administrative aspects of shared use buildings; (2) recommendations for the modification of standardized MOUs for specific transactions; (3) the performance of due diligence related to specific transactions, including review of leases, encumbrances and other title documents; (4) recommendation for and review of appropriate environmental investigation and reports; (5) facility management operations policies and procedures; and (6) related services.

Service providers will, in conjunction with legal staff, review and draft contracts and other procurement documents, negotiate the terms of transactions, and provide advice about contract and procurement matters.

The AOC may select, from the responses to this Request for Proposals and from other sources, service providers qualified to provide assistance to the AOC. Service providers may be selected from different geographical areas of the State. The AOC will contract with service providers using a single agreement for a specific project or under a master agreement that sets out the overall scope of the services to be provided, the obligations of the parties, and the general fee agreement. If a master agreement is utilized, each assignment will be reflected in a separate order under the master agreement. Each single agreement or order will include details about the nature of the assignment the service provider will perform for the AOC, the timeline for completion of the assignment, a budget, reporting guidelines, and other information.

Although there is no single deadline to respond to this RFP, service providers are asked to submit proposals by May 15, 2003. The need for services is present and ongoing, and the AOC will review other proposals as submitted.

Only written responses will be accepted. Responses should be sent by registered or certified mail or by hand delivery. Service providers may send the AOC an advance copy by facsimile to Connie Delago at the fax number listed on page one and in Section 7.0 below. Sending an advance copy by fax, however, does not satisfy the submission requirements of paragraph 4.2.

For further information regarding this RFP, please contact: Robert Emerson, Manager for Capital Planning, Design, and Construction, Administrative Office of the Courts, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 . Telephone: 415-865-7981.

RFP for Real Estate Services Regarding Implementation of the Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002 -- Sen. Bill 1732