PURPOSE OF THIS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

By on June 15, 2018

General Services Department/Risk Management Division is accepting proposals:
PURPOSE OF THIS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a for the procurement of professional legal services contract(s) to the State of New Mexico through the General Services Department/Risk Management Division (RMD) to meet its broad range of legal needs. The RFP process is intended to ensure that all Professional Services Agreements are awarded in compliance with all relevant provisions of the New Mexico Procurement Code (13-1- 28 et.seq. NMSA 1978).
Attorneys and law firms may submit proposals to provide legal services to secure contracts which support defense of:
1. the Public Liability Fund
• requiring expertise in one or more of the following areas of law: general tort/public liability per the Tort Claims Act NMSA § 41-4-1 (et.seq.); medical malpractice; law enforcement and corrections liability; employment law; civil rights; insurance, subrogation and contractual indemnity; construction; property rights and usage; and class action litigation;
2. the Worker’s Compensation Retention Fund
• requiring expertise in matters before the Workers Compensation Administration and appellate courts.
Offerors who are awarded contracts will work closely with the RMD Staff on development of legal strategies to effectuate early evaluation of claims and practical strategies to achieve early resolution of matters through motion practice or alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Outside Counsel shall keep RMD Claims Administrators and RMD Supervising Attorneys timely informed during all litigation stages about dates of settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations, and hearing dates on all dispositive motions. RMD File Handlers, RMD Attorneys and Finance Staff shall review all legal services invoices, and expense submissions for compliance with contractual billing guidelines and other governmental finance requirements.
SCOPE OF PROCUREMENT
The scope of procurement is to establish contracts through competitive negotiations for the procurement of professional legal services to the State of New Mexico through the General Services Department/Risk Management Division to meet its broad range of legal needs.
Proposals must be received no later than 3:00pm, July 10, 2018. The RFP can be downloaded from the GSD/RMD website at http://www.generalservices.state.nm.us/riskmanagement/solicitations.aspx. For further information regarding this RFP you may contact Laura Romero, Procurement Manager via e-mail at laura.romero1@state.nm.us.
HCS Pub. June 15, 22, 2018

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.