Evaluation of Pilot Projects Under the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act-RFP-CFCC-2023-47-DM

Update: May 22, 2023
Notice of Intent to Award


Update: April 17, 2023
Questions and Answers

RFP Title: Evaluation of Pilot Projects Under the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act
RFP#: CFCC-2023-47-DM


The Judicial Council of California (“Judicial Council”), chaired by the Chief Justice of California, is the chief policy making agency of the California judicial system. The California Constitution directs the council to improve the administration of justice by surveying judicial business, recommending improvements to the courts, and making recommendations annually to the Governor and the Legislature. The council also adopts rules for court administration, practice, and procedure, and performs other functions prescribed by law.

It is the intention of the Judicial Council to award a contract to a selected service provider to assist with the design and implementation of the evaluation of the effectiveness of the pilot projects.

Projects involve legal service providers administering legal representation and other types of assistance to low-income Californians who are facing a represented party. Legal service providers must partner with their local superior courts, which provide additional services such as early settlement calendars, specialty housing staff and self-help assistance. As of January 1, 2023, 12 pilot projects are in the following counties: Alameda, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Yolo. Eight of the pilot programs focus on housing matters; two address probate guardianships and conservatorships and one of those projects also includes elder abuse cases. Four pilot projects focus on high conflict child custody cases, and one focuses on providing legal assistance in domestic violence cases. Additional programs may be added depending on funding from filing fees.

Questions should be directed to solicitations@jud.ca.gov and must be received no later than 1:00 pm Pacific Time, April 17, 2023.  

Proposals must be received by the Judicial Council no later than 1:00 pm, Pacific Time, May 5, 2023.

Further details regarding the solicitation are set forth in the RFP No. CFCC-2023-47-DM and related documents provided below:


Request for Proposal

Attachment 1: Administrative Rules Governing RFPs (Non-IT Services)
Attachment 2: JBE Standard Terms and Conditions
Attachment 3: Proposer’s Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Attachment 4: General Certifications Form
Attachment 5: Darfur Contracting Act Certification Form
Attachment 6A: Payee Data Record Form
Attachment 6B: Payee Data Record Supplement (STD205)
Attachment 7: Unruh and FEHA Certification
Attachment 8: DVBE Declaration
Attachment 9: Bidder Declaration