General Litigation Emergency Counsel

Agency: State Government of Pennsylvania
State: Pennsylvania
Type of Government: State & Local
  • R - Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
Posted: Nov 23, 2022
Due: Dec 13, 2022
Solicitation No: OGC-2022-27
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Solicitation/Project Title:
General Litigation & Emergency Counsel

This request for proposals (RFP) provides to those Law Firms interested in submitting proposals for the subject procurement (“Offerors”) sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit proposals for the Governor’s Office of General Counsel’s consideration on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (“Commonwealth”) to satisfy a need for litigation and other urgent legal services that may arise on an ad hoc basis.  Specifically, Executive Order 2015-2 provides that legal service or legal consultant contracts shall be awarded on a sole source basis only when it is clearly not feasible to utilize competitive bidding because of an urgency of need or other documented circumstances. Executive Order 2015-2 further provides that the Governor’s Office of General Counsel should develop a competitively bid list of pre-approved outside counsel for emergency situations.

If your firm was awarded a legal services contract as a result of RFP OGC-2020-07/09/11, you do not need to reapply to this new soliciation.  The purpose of this RFP is to supplement the already existing list of competitively bid pre-approved outside counsel for emergency situations.

At various times, the Commonwealth or one of its agencies has been required to take exigent legal action or defend itself against litigation.  The Office of General Counsel has issued this RFP to select standing legal counsel(s) to aid in such emergent legal matters.  For purposes of this RFP, the Commonwealth will be making a limited multiple award to the highest evaluated Firms based upon the criteria set forth in this RFP.

This RFP is issued pursuant to Executive Order 2015-2 dated January 20, 2015, and in accordance with Section 518 of the Commonwealth Procurement Code, 62 P.S. § 518 and Part III Chapter 8 of the DGS Procurement Handbook.

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General Counsel
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1 year

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Solicitation Information

Bids must be received by the purchasing agency on the Solicitation Due Date no later than the Solicitation Due Time as set forth in the solicitation. Any conflict between the dates and/or times contained in the solicitation itself or its attachments and this advertisement shall be resolved in favor of the solicitation.

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This procurement has SDB or VBE goals set.
Related Solicitation Files

Original Files
OGC-2022-27 Request for Proposals.docx
Part V - Contract for Legal Services Template.docx
Appendix A - Proposal Cover Sheet.docx
Appendix B - Cost Submittal.xlsx
Appendix C - Trade Secret Confidential Propreitary Information Notice.pdf
Appendix D - Statement of Qualifications - Conflicts - Technical Questionnaire.docx
Appendix E - Personnel Experience by Key Position.docx
Appendix F - Project References.docx
Appendix G - SDB Participation Summary Sheet and Attachments.pdf
Appendix H - VBE Participation Summary Sheet and Attachments.pdf
Appendix I - Law Firm Diversity Submittal.docx
Appendix J - Workforce Breakdown Chart.xlsx
Appendix K - Model Form SDB VBE Subcontract Agreement.docx

Addendum #1 - SDB & VBE Participation Information Session Microsoft Teams Link.docx
OGC-2022-27 General Litigation & Emergency Counsel BDISBO Goal Setting Overview.pdf
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