Project Title: Representation in Juvenile Dependency Court Proceedings, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz

RFP Number: CFCC-200807-RB

The Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) has implemented the Dependency Representation Administration Funding and Training (DRAFT) program to further the Judicial Council's goal of improving the quality of court-appointed counsel in juvenile dependency proceedings and maximizing the resources available for those services.

The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz (Court) and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) seek to identify and retain qualified service providers to provide high quality, cost-effective representation for parties in juvenile dependency proceedings in the Court. This Request For Proposals (RFP) is the means for prospective service providers to submit their qualifications to the AOC and request selection as a service provider.

The AOC intends to award one or more contracts for the period October 1, 2008through September 30, 2010, with an option to renew on an annual basis thereafter.

A pre-proposal bidders' conference will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2008 at Santa Cruz Superior Court, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Questions should be directed to no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2008.

Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2008.

Hard copy proposals must be delivered to:

Judicial Council of California
Administrative Office of the Courts
Attn: Nadine McFadden, CFCC-200807-RB
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688

Further information regarding this solicitation is set forth in Request for Proposal (RFP) No. CFCC-200807-RB.

Request for Proposal

Appendix A - Lot Checkoff Form

Appendix B - Sample Invoice Documentation Forms

Appendix C - Budget Template

Appendix D - Staffing Schedule Template

Appendix E - Task Assignment Template

Questions and Answers from the Bidder's Conference (July 21, 2008)

Answers to Questions Posted to Solicitations Mailbox (July 28, 2008)

Intent to Award