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Legal Notice for RFP 20-350-4905-0002 General Services Department/Risk Management Division is accepting proposals: Under Request for Proposals (RFP) solicitation number 20-350-4905-0002, the General Services Department, Risk Management Division is accepting competitive sealed proposals to provide legal services. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals from attorneys who wish to provide professional legal services to Risk Management Division (RMD) of the General Services Department (GSD) to facilitate RMD's statutory duties to defend the State of New Mexico in matters that fall under the purview of the Risk Management Division of GSD. The RFP process ensures 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). WHO MAY SUBMIT: Attorneys and law firms may submit proposals to provide legal services which support defense of: (1) Public Liability Fund Requires expertise in one or more of the following areas of law: general tort/public liability pursuant to the Tort Claims Act NMSA 41-4-1 (et.seq.); medical malpractice; law enforcement and corrections liability; employment and ethics laws; civil rights; insurance, subrogation and contractual indemnity; construction; property rights and usage; and class action litigation; (2) Worker's Compensation Retention Fund Requires expertise in the Workers Compensation Administration and appellate courts pursuant to NMSA 52-1-1 (et seq.). Offerors Awarded Contracts shall work closely with RMD staff on development of legal strategies to effectuate early evaluation of claims and practical strategies. Such strategies may facilitate early resolution through motion practice or use of alternative dispute resolution. Selected Offeror(s) shall be deemed "Contractor" or "Contract Counsel". During all litigation stages, Contract Counsel shall keep RMD Claims Administrators and RMD Supervising Attorneys timely informed about dates of settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations, as well as hearing dates on all dispositive motions. RMD shall review all legal services invoices, and expense submissions to confirm compliance with contractual billing guidelines and other governmental finance requirements. SCOPE OF PROCUREMENT The scope of procurement is to select legal services providers who meet the requirements identified of this RFP. Successful Offeror(s) shall have contracts established with RMD. Such contracts will enable RMD to assign the most appropriate legal representation for legal matters related to its mission to defend the State. Proposals must be received no later than 3:00pm, MST/MDT on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The RFP can be downloaded from the GSD/RMD website at: 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. Journal: September 11-17, 2019 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Wed September 11, 2019