Request for Proposals – Civil Rights Legal Services

RFP# 305-2024-0000002


Released 03/26/2024


Due 04/29/2024

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals for the procurement of outside legal services for the State of New Mexico through the New Mexico Department of Justice (NMDOJ) to meet the NMDOJ’s broad range of affirmative, defensive, and policy-based civil rights legal needs on an “as needed/if needed” basis. Once the NMDOJ has decided that pursuing certain litigation is in the best interest of the State, Offerors who have been selected on an “as needed/if needed” basis for the relevant legal services contained in this RFP will be awarded outside counsel contracts for a term of up to four years. These contractors will work closely with senior staff or other designated staff in the NMDOJ. The NMDOJ staff shall review and monitor legal strategies employed and shall collaborate with outside counsel where appropriate to achieve early resolution of matters through motion practice or alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Outside Counsel shall keep NMDOJ staff timely informed and involved during all litigation stages, including dates of settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations, and hearing dates on all dispositive motions.

The full Request for Proposal is linked below.