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RFP

Legal Aide

City of Union City Requests Proposals (“RFP”) From Lawyers Interested in Serving as “Legal Aide” for the City of Union City For the Period of September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
 
 
Introduction
 
Pursuant to the Fair and Open Process described under N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1, et seq., the City seeks Proposals from lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey that wish to provide legal aide services to the City, as directed by the Corporation Counsel, the Board of Commissioners or other appropriate official within the City for a contract period beginning on July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2018.  All candidates are required to comply with N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq. as amended.  (Affirmative Action).  The successful lawyer must have significant experience in representing New Jersey municipalities.  The successful firm will provide the City with legal guidance relating to, but not necessarily limited to:
 
1. Legal research and/or advisory opinions as needed on general municipal matters;
 
2. Assist with constituent concerns at Union City City Hall as needed.
 
3. The legal aide must be available to provide legal services for up to 40 hours per week;
 
4. Any other matters as directed by the City.
 
5. The vendor shall provide monthly billing statements that include a brief statement showing the original amount of the Contract, any increases established by amendment to the Contract, the amount previously billed under the Contract, and the total amount of unbilled funds remaining available under the Contract, and the total amount of unbilled funds remaining available under the Contract after deduction of the most recent amount billed.  A copy of each billing statement shall be made available to the State Fiscal Oversight Officer upon request.  
 
Each candidate shall submit proof of business registration with the New Jersey Division of Taxation (P.L. 2004, C.57) and must comply with the Affirmative Action requirement contained at N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq.