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SOQ 21-006 Soliciting for firm or individuals interested in providing various professional legal services to the Parish. Attachment: ProfessionalLegalServicesQuestionnaire061716.pdf 
Louisiana > Jefferson Parish Government
SOQ: 77427911

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Bid Law Requirement Update: Act 406
Vendors will be required to submit certain documentation with SOQ submission, i.e. affidavits, proof of insurance, etc. These requirements will be outlined specifically in the instructions of each SOQ package. Vendors should continue to carefully read and respond accordingly per the requirements of the SOQ packages. These changes are pursuant Louisiana Public Bid Law more specifically, Act 406 of the 2016 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session. For the purposes of this communication, this change applies to Jefferson Parish Government bid solicitations only. For more information, please call Jefferson Parish Purchasing at 504-364-2678.

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PUBLIC NOTICE
SOQ 21-006
 
The Parish of Jefferson hereby solicits Statements of Qualifications from individuals and/or firms interested in providing various professional legal services to the Parish.
  (RESOLUTION NO. 137052)                     (DEADLINE DATE: 2/26/2021 at 3:30 PM)
 
The following criteria, listed in order of importance, will be used to evaluate the statement of the firms submitting, with only those persons or firms receiving an overall cumulative score of at least seventy (70) percent or greater, of the total possible points for all categories to be assigned by the participating legal services evaluation committee members shall be deemed qualified to perform outside legal services tasks:
 
Professional training and experience in relation to the type of work required for the outside legal services. (Maximum points awarded shall be thirty-five (35).)
Size of firm and capacity for timely completion of newly assigned work considering the number of professional and support personnel required to perform the type of outside legal service tasks and the firm's current unfinished workload. (Maximum points awarded shall be thirty (30).)
Past performance by person or firm on parish contracts. Assertions of fault by a person or firm, which shall include time delays, cost over-runs, and/or malfeasance in prior work completed for the parish shall be evidenced by substantiating documentation provided by the parish attorney and received by the chairman of the evaluation committee a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date of the legal services evaluation committee meeting. (Maximum points awarded shall be ten (10).)
Location of the principal office where work will be performed. Preference shall be given to persons or firms with a principal business office at which the work will be performed as follows: (1) Jefferson Parish, including municipalities located within Jefferson Parish (15 points); (2) Neighboring Parishes of the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Region, which includes Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles and St. Tammany Parishes (12 points); (3) Parishes other the foregoing (ten (10) points); (4) outside the State of Louisiana (six (6) points). Maximum points awarded shall be fifteen (15).)
Adversarial legal proceedings between the parish and the person or firm performing professional services, in which the parish prevailed, and excluding those instances or cases where the person or firm was added as an indispensable party, or where the person or firm participated in or assisted the public entity in prosecution of its claim. In the event that the person or firm fails to provide accurate and detailed information regarding legal proceedings with the parish, including the absence of legal proceedings, the person or firm shall be deemed unresponsive with regard to this category, and zero (0) points shall be awarded. (Maximum points awarded shall be fifteen (15) for the lack of any such adversarial proceedings as defined.)
Prior successful completion of projects of the type and nature of legal services, as defined, for which firm has provided verifiable references. (Maximum points to be awarded shall be five (5).) 
That the person or firm submitting a Statement of Qualifications shall have the following minimum qualification: at least one Firm Representative, as defined in Section 2-926 of the Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances, who is licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana, with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience.
 
All individuals must submit a Statement of Qualifications (Jefferson Parish Professional Services Questionnaire. Please obtain the latest “Professional Legal Services Questionnaire”, by calling the Purchasing Department at (504) 364-2678 or
(504) 364-2682.
 
 
 
Submissions are to be submitted on the eProcurement site at www.jeffparishbids.net.
 
These submissions will only be accepted electronically via the Parish’s e-Procurement system, Central Bidding.  Central Bidding can be accessed by visiting either www.centralauctionhouse.com or www.jeffparishbids.net. All vendors will be required to register with Central Bidding. Jefferson Parish vendors are able to register for free by accessing the following link: www.centralauction.house.com/registration.
 
No submittals will be accepted after the deadline.
 
Affidavits are not required to be submitted with the Statement of Qualifications (Jefferson Parish Professional Services Questionnaire) but shall be submitted prior to contract approval.
 
 
Disputes/protests relating to the decisions by the evaluation committee or by the Jefferson Parish Council shall be brought before the 24th Judicial Court.
 
(Resolution No.137052)
 
Parish Wide
 
ADV: The New Orleans Advocate: February 17, 2021
 
For additional information, please visit the Purchasing Webpage at
http://purchasing.jeffparish.net or you may call 504-364-2682
 
 
 

Additional Notes/Requirements
Please respond to this Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) per instructions in the SOQ Document. Submittals will only be accepted electronically through this site.
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Started: 17-Feb-2021 12:00:00 PM
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StonePigman on 23-Feb-2021 05:08:39 PM
I'm working on uploading a response for SOQ 21-006. What numbers should I list for Louisiana Contractor ID, Bid Bond, and Jefferson Parish Vendor?
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