CANCELED: CARE Act Benchguide, CFCC-2023-11-LP

Update: January 22, 2024
Notice of Cancellation

Update: December 28, 2023
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Request for Proposals (RFP)
Title:   CARE Act Benchguide
RFP Number:   CFCC-2023-11-LP


The Judicial Council of California (JCC), chaired by the Chief Justice of California, is the chief policy making agency of the California judicial system. The California Constitution directs the JCC 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 JCC also adopts rules for court administration, practice, and procedure, and performs other functions prescribed by law. 

The Judicial Council’s Center for Families, Children and the Courts’ (CFCC) mission is to improve the quality of justice and services to children, youth, parents, families, victims of domestic violence, tribal court, and limited English proficient court users and to provide services for self-represented litigants. The CFCC will coordinate this project.

The Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act, mandated by Senate Bill 1338 and revised by Senate Bill 35, authorizes specified adult persons to petition a civil court to create a voluntary CARE agreement or a court-ordered CARE plan that can include treatment, housing support, and other services for persons with untreated schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders. The CARE Act creates a new pathway intended to deliver mental health treatment and support services upstream to the most severely impaired Californians who often experience homelessness or incarceration without treatment.

The Judicial Council seeks the services of a Contractor with expertise in adult civil mental health issues, California law including court practices, as well as expertise in legal writing accurately describing legal and court operation procedures for a judicial officer audience and writing for legal journals and other legal professional publications. The project is to develop a CARE Act Benchguide for the entire California judiciary and provide an educational program for judicial officers on how to use the Benchguide once complete. 

Questions should be directed to and must be received no later than 1:00 PM Pacific Time, December 28, 2023.  

Proposals must be received by the Judicial Council no later than 1:00 PM, Pacific Time, January 12, 2024

Further details regarding the solicitation are set forth in the RFP No. CFCC-2023-11-LP and related documents provided below:

Request for Proposal

Attachment 1: Administrative Rules Governing RFPs (Non-IT Services)
Attachment 2: JCC Standard Terms and Conditions
Attachment 3: Proposer’s Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Attachment 4: General Certifications Form
Attachment 5: Darfur Contracting Act Certification
Attachment 6A: Payee Data Record Form (STD 204)
Attachment 6B Payee Data Record Supplement (STD 205)
Attachment 7: Unruh and FEHA Certification
Attachment 8: DVBE Declaration
Attachment 9: Bidder Declaration