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Request for Proposals and Qualifications for Prosecuting Attorney Services
Overview of Services: The City of Minot is soliciting proposals from qualified lawyers and law firms interested in providing criminal, non-criminal, and traffic prosecution services on a contractual basis. The contracting lawyer or firm would represent the City in the prosecution of all misdemeanor, infraction, and traffic violations of the Minot Municipal Code in Minot Municipal Court, the North Central District Court, and if necessary, the North Dakota Supreme Court. Proposals are requested for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, and the contract position will be evaluated by the City Council when creating the 2022 City Budget.
All proposals will be reviewed and screened by the City Attorney or her delegate. The City Attorney or her delegate will then make a recommendation to the City Council, who will make the final decision. The City of Minot reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or to request additional information from all proposers. The selected party must be prepared to begin providing services on January 1, 2021. The City and the individual or law firm selected by the City to provide prosecution services will enter into a Professional Services Agreement, a sample of which is attached to the Request for Proposals and Qualifications on the city website (www.minotnd.org), outlining duties, compensation, hours of work, and other pertinent matters. Once a contract is awarded, the term of the contract duration shall be subject to ongoing review and evaluation by the City Attorney, City Manager, and City Council.
The City of Minot will attempt to follow the following timetable, which should result in the full implementation of an agreement by January 1, 2021.
Issue RFP November 2, 2020
Deadline for Questions November 16, 2020
Responses to Questions November 18, 2020
Deadline for Submittal of Proposals November 23, 2020
Recommendation made to City Council November 27, 2020
Agreement for Services signed December 2, 2020
Implementation of Services January 1, 2021
This timetable is subject to modification without notice. It is strongly suggested that interested parties submit an application early in the process. If the City Attorney’s Office is able to recommend a qualified applicant and enter into a services contract ahead of this timetable, it will consider doing the same.
The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, request additional information, and to suggest modifications to terms and conditions. This Request for Qualifications and Proposals is not an offer of employment. The City reserves the right to vary from the qualifications requested, to consider proposals that do not meet all of the qualifications, and /or to reject any and all proposals.