Develop and Pilot Test Data Audit Procedures in Two Small Superior Courts

The Office of Court Research (OCR) in the Administrative Office of the Courts seeks the services of a consultant with expertise in trial court operations and/or case management systems to perform an audit of operational data in two small Superior Courts. Operational data include, but are not limited to, the number of filings, dispositions, trials, hearings, continuances, manner of disposition, time to disposition, and other indicators of the workload and performance of the trial courts. OCR is developing and implementing protocols for the auditing and improvement of operational data and this RFP is intended to support this effort. OCR anticipates being actively involved in the development of data audit procedures and in the analysis of data quality.

With guidance from OCR, the consultant will develop the methodology for data audit activities including time frame, scope (i.e., case types, data elements), and data collection forms for case file review and case management system. This audit will involve a comparison of the data from the statistical reports submitted by courts to the AOC with the information contained in the court case files and the case management systems.

The goal of this data audit is to generate measures of data quality/accuracy for the data elements in each case type and identify problem areas for follow-up to determine potential causes (e.g., data entry error, poor definitions, incorrect programming logic.)

Consultants are asked to submit proposals by 1 p.m. on May 6, 2005.

For further information regarding this RFP, please contact Chris Belloli, Senior Research Analyst, Administrative Office of the Courts, Executive Office Programs, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94102. Telephone: 415-865-7658. E-mail: