The NC Office of Indigent Defense Services (IDS) has issued RFP #16-0001 to seek contract offers to provide effective and efficient legal services to persons who are determined by the state courts to be entitled to appointed counsel at state expense. RFP #16-0001 seeks offers for adult non-capital criminal cases and some treatment court cases in Districts 9 (Franklin, Granville, Vance & Warren Counties), 10 (Wake County) and 14 (Durham County).
Click here to go to the “Current RFPs” page on the IDS website: . From that page, you can access RFP #16-0001 and the Offer Forms that must be completed to submit a qualifying offer. You can also access the answers to all of the questions and comments that IDS received during the question period that preceded the first RFP.
Sealed qualifying offers in response to RFP #16-0001 must be submitted on the Offer Forms provided and must be received by IDS or postmarked by June 22, 2016. Offers for treatment court cases (as specified in the RFP) must be accompanied by one original and separately sealed cost/price offer with a proposed per session price.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Howard, IDS Contracts Administrator, or the IDS Assistant Director, Danielle Carman. In addition, the Regional Defender for the covered districts is Tucker Charns.
NCAWA's Community Outreach Committee is leading this historic effort. Please join NCAWA in furthering its mission to advance the rights of women under the law through its 2016 partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina!
Why the need to partner with Legal Aid of N.C.?
Last year, Legal Aid of North Carolina lost 51 employees due to drastic state budget cuts. This has made the already challenging task of providing free legal services to the women and their children even more challenging. So we encourage you to handle at least one pro bono case this year with your local Legal Aid office. How? Contact the Legal Aid office in your local area, and request to speak to the Private Attorney Volunteer (“PAI”) Coordinator in that office. The PAI Coordinator in any Legal Aid office can assist you with becoming a volunteer attorney, and assign you a pro bono case.
Please click here to learn more about the 2016 NCAWA partnership with Legal Aid.