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Requests for Proposals


The PDSC has released its Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for public defense contracts effective July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025.  The proposed contracts have been approved by the PDSC following a period of stakeholder engagement and public comment.  Responses to the RFQ are due May 8, 2022.   
Most existing providers will receive a letter no later than April 18, 2023 announcing the PDSC’s intent to enter into a new contract.  If you receive this letter, you do not need to respond to the RFQ.  Providers who need to respond to the RFQ for a contract would be new providers or existing providers who do not receive a letter of intent to contract.       
The proposed contract obligations are similar to those of the existing contracts.  However, the contracts were restructured in a way to make them better organized and easier to understand.  The RFQ itself, along with two memos explaining the differences between existing contracts and the new contracts can be found here.  
We will not have information on the financial value of the contracts until the OPDS budget becomes clear, which will likely not happen until late May or June. We will keep everyone updated as we learn more information about our budget during the legislative session Tentatively, we are scheduling a PDSC meeting on June 21, 2023 for final approval of the contracts.