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Request for Proposals (RFP): Public Defense Services
The City of Lake Forest Park hereby solicits Request for Proposals (RFP) from firms or individuals qualified to provide public defense services for indigent criminal defendants. Proposals will be received by the City until November 12, 2014 at 4:00pm.

Five questions were submitted in writing to the City Administrator in response to this proposal. The answers to these questions are found here.

The draft schedule for selection is as follows:

Item

Date

RFP released

October 3, 2014

Deadline for receipt of written inquiries

October 20, 2014, 4:00pm

Written responses posted

October 27, 2014, 4:00pm

Proposal due date

November 12, 2014, 4:00pm

In-house screening and short listing of candidates by evaluation team and recommended finalist selected

By November 17, 2014

Negotiate and finalize service contract with selected finalist

November 19, 2014

City Council review/approval of service contract

December 11, 2014

Contract Begins

January 1, 2015

Questions related to this solicitation must be received no later than 4:00pm on October 20, 2014 and must be directed in writing to Pete Rose, City Administrator by email: . Questions via telephone will not be accepted.


Current Public Defender Information

THE SCHOLTZHAUER LAW GROUP
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
206-624-1533 Phone
206-624-8959 Fax

You may obtain an application for assignment of public defender at the court office during regular business hours or you may print the downloadable application form from the website. Please complete the form and return it to the court for review as soon as possible. Once the application has been reviewed, you will be advised of the name and phone number of the public defender assigned to represent you. At that time, you will also be advised if recoupment is ordered. Typically recoupment is paid at the time of sentencing and is not required to be paid in advance.
   
Acceptance of eligibility is contingent upon the furnishing of reliable and accurate financial data including a copy of your last tax return, paycheck stubs, bank statement, or proof of welfare or SSI if requested.

The Public Defender is not an employee of the court and is under the direction of the Executive branch of the City government. Any and all correspondence for the public defender must be filed with the Schlotzhauer Law Group, PS, at the address listed above. The Court will not receive correspondence for the Public Defender‘s office.

The Public Defender can be contacted at the address listed above.