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Bid Title: RFQ Public Defender Services
Category: Professional Services
Status: Closed

Date and Location for Submittals:  The City of Litchfield Park invites experienced attorneys to submit proposals to provide public defender services on a contract basis for the City.  Sealed proposals marked “PUBLIC DEFENDER” will be accepted at the Litchfield Park City Hall, 214 W. Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340, until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, MST.  Proposals received after that time and date will be considered non-responsive.  The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.  The proposal package may be obtained by email from Susan Slagle, Human Resource Specialist, at

Contract Summary: The City of Litchfield Park contracts with an attorney to serve as the City Public Defender.   The Public Defender will be an independent contractor and must provide its own offices, staff and overhead.  The contract term will be two (2) years.  The services will be required only on an as-needed basis.  Any attorney responding to this Notice must be an attorney qualified to practice law in the State of Arizona and must agree to the terms and conditions included in the proposed contract.

Selection Criteria: Any attorney submitting a Proposal in response to this Notice must, at a minimum, meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least three years of experience in criminal litigation;
  • Have at least one year of experience in criminal defense;
  • Have been a member of the Arizona Bar, in good standing for at least three years;
  • Be able to appear in the Litchfield Park Magistrate Court when required to represent indigent defendants cited into the Magistrate Court;
  • Be able to provide its own offices, staff and overhead;
  • Be able to provide the insurance coverage set forth in the Pro Forma Contract attached to this RFP; and
  • Be able to provide two professional references from the state criminal law community.

Compensation:  The selected City Public Defender will be compensated at a rate as agreed between the City and the Public Defender.

Equal Opportunity:  The City is an equal opportunity employer. 

DATED:  September 9, 2019


Terri Roth, CMC, CPT, City Clerk
Publication Date/Time:
9/9/2019 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
9/26/2019 11:00 AM
Bid Opening Information:
September 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM

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