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Department for this solicitation: Procurement
Date Prepared: 11/14/17 Types: RFP
Advertisement Type:
Solicitation/Project#: OGC-2017-18 Solicitation/Project Title: Criminal Law Counsel
Description: 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 criminal litigation and other potentially emergent legal services in the area of criminal law 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 those situations. 

At various times, the Commonwealth or one of its agencies has been required to provide legal counsel or to otherwise defend the interests and/or liberty of one of its agents, officials, or employees in connection with some criminal proceeding, action, investigation or accusation, the inherently urgent nature of which renders the utilization of the competitive bidding process for related legal services unfeasible, and instead necessitates the advanced identification of outside counsel possessing the necessary specialized capabilities.  The Department of General Services, on behalf of the Governor’s Office of General Counsel, has issued this RFP to select standing legal counsel(s) to aid the Commonwealth in such legal matters, as further outlined below in Part IV, based upon the criterion 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.
Department Information
Department/Agency: General Counsel Delivery Location:
County: Statewide Duration: 1 year
Contact Information
First Name: Jordan Last Name: Kiessling
Phone Number:
717-346-8110 Email:
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.

Solicitation Start Date: 11/14/17
Solicitation Due Date: 12/14/17 Solicitation Due Time: 4:00 PM
Solicitation Opening Date: 12/14/17 Solicitation Opening Time: 4:01 PM
Opening Location:
No. of Addendums: 0
Amended Date: 12/13/17
Related Solicitation Files

Original Files
OGC-2017-18 Request for Proposals.docx
Part V - Contract for Legal Services.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 - Technical Questionnaire.docx
Appendix E - Personnel Experience by Key Position.docx
Appendix F - Project References.docx
Appendix G - Small Diverse & Small Business Letter of Intent.docx
Appendix H - Small Diverse Business & Small Business Participation Submittal.docx
Appendix I - Law Firm Diversity Submittal.docx
Appendix J - Workforce Breakdown Chart.docx
Appendix K - Model Form of Small Diverse & Small Business Subcontractor Agreement.docx

OGC-2017-18 Criminal Law Counsel RFP Pre-proposal Conference Powerpoint Presentation.pdf
ADDENDUM #2 - Questions & Answers.pdf
ADDENDUM #3 - Pre-proposal Conference Sign-in Sheet.pdf
ADDENDUM #4 - Additional Questions & Answers.pdf
ADDENDUM #5 - Additional Questions & Answers.pdf

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