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RFQ

Municipal Prosecutor

TOWN OF GUTTENBERG REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
FROM LAW FIRMS INTERESTED IN SERVING AS “MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR”
TO THE TOWN OF GUTTENBERG FOR
THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1, 2018 TO DECEMBER 31, 2018


Introduction

    The Town of Guttenberg (“Town”) is a municipality of Hudson County, New Jersey.  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 et seq, the Town seeks Requests for Qualifications (“RFQ”) from law firms licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey that wish to serve as “Municipal Prosecutor” to the Town of Guttenberg, as directed by the Town Attorney or other appropriate officials within the Town. The successful firm must have significant experience in representing New Jersey municipalities in all aspects of municipal law. The successful firm will provide the Town with legal guidance relating to, but not necessarily limited to:


1.    All necessary and desirable legal counsel and advice for the preparation and prosecution of cases as needed as the municipal court prosecutor;

2.    Conducting the prosecution of such cases except such crimes and offenses as it may be the duty of the County or State officials to prosecute;

3.    Attend, schedule, and conduct such meetings with the Guttenberg Police Department and its police officers as are necessary to the successful prosecution of cases;

4.    Any other matters as directed by the Municipal Court.

5.    Notify the Town of changes in municipal law or state regulations, as well as Court decisions, that impact the operation of the Town; and

6.    Any other matters as directed by the Town.

All necessary documents can be downloaded from the official Guttenberg website, www.guttenbergnj.org.


Professional Information and Qualifications

    Each interested firm shall submit the following information:

1.    Name of Firm;

2.    Address of principal place of business and all attorneys or firm’s offices and corresponding telephone and fax numbers.  Please note specifically which attorneys will be assigned to serve in the position of Municipal Court Prosecutor;

3.    Areas of Practice;

4.    Description of firm’s attorneys’ education, experience, qualifications, number of years with the firm and a description of their experience with positions similar to those described above;

5.    Experience related to the prosecution of cases in  Municipal Court in an urban environment in New Jersey which is substantially similar to the Town of Guttenberg;


6.    At least four (4) references, three (3) of which must have knowledge of your municipal court and criminal law practice;

7.    The firm’s ability to provide the services in a timely fashion (including staffing, familiarity and location of key staff);

8.      Statement of corporate ownership (c.52:25-24.2).
    
9.    Any other information which the interested firm deems relevant.

10.    New Jersey Business Registration Certificate.

11.    Fully executed Non-Collusion Affidavit which is attached.

12.    Fully executed Disclosure of Ownership form which is attached.

13.    Mandatory Equal Employment Opportunity Language (if applicable).


Section Criteria

    The selection criteria used in awarding a contract or agreement for professional services as described herein shall include:

1.    Qualifications of the individuals who will perform the tasks and the amounts of their respective participation;

    2.    Experience and references;

3.    Ability to perform the task in a timely fashion, including staffing and familiarity with the subject matter;

    4.    Cost competitiveness; and

    5.    Other factors, if demonstrated to be in the best interest of the Town.
        

 

Submission Requirements

    RFQ must be postmarked or hand-delivered no later than 11:00 a.m. to:

Alberto Cabrera, Town Clerk
Office of the Town Clerk
Guttenberg Town Hall
6808 Park Avenue
Guttenberg, New Jersey 07093

Please submit one original and three (3) copies to the RFQ. Use white 8 ½ x 11 paper.



All proposals shall be submitted in sealed envelopes with the wording:

MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR
              Alberto Cabrera
  Municipal Clerk
                  Date: December 27, 2017
      11:00 a.m.

View Official Notice Here