Request for Proposals – Michigan Public Defense Caseload Standards Study

MIDC Caseload RFP and Answers to Questions Received from Bidders

The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) is requesting proposals from qualified vendors to assist the MIDC in determining the appropriate numerical caseload/workload standards for criminal cases for providers of indigent legal representation in the state of Michigan.

The selected vendor will work in consultation with the MIDC at all stages of the study, including the conduct of the study itself. The study must result in the production of recommended caseload standards for defense providers that accounts for (a) variation in counties and courts, and (b) variation in delivery models.

The MIDC requests proposals from qualified vendors which may include, but are not limited to, private sector firms, not-for-profit organizations, and public or private institutions such as universities or colleges with expertise in conducting research similar to research described in Sections 4 and 5 of this RFP.

The RFP also outlines the terms and conditions, and all applicable information required for submission of a proposal. Proposers should pay strict attention to the proposal submission deadline to prevent disqualification. To ensure compliance with these requirements and to prevent possible disqualification, Proposers should follow the format and instructions contained in this document.

Read the Request for Proposals here.

New: We have answers to questions received from bidders on MIDC’s Request for Proposals for the Michigan Public Defense Caseload Standards Study available for review here.

Note: the submission deadline is May 1, 2017.