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Bid Title: RFQ - SPECIAL LEGAL COUNSEL SERVICES (EOWC)
Category: Bid Opportunities
Status: Closed

Description:

TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES.  PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CITY OF EAST ORANGE (HEREAFTER “CITY”), A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, WILL BE ACCEPTING QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS IN RESPONSE TO REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING LEGAL SERVICES:

SPECIAL LEGAL COUNSEL SERVICES (EOWC).    IT IS THE INTENT OF THE CITY OF EAST ORANGE ON BEHALF OF THE EAST ORANGE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS TO SOLICIT QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS FROM RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND THE PRESENT AND CONTINUED ABILITY TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES AS DESCRIBED BELOW AND AS SET FORTH IN THE WITHIN NOTICE OF SOLICITATION FOR RESPONSES AS WELL AS THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS.

THE EAST ORANGE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS IS SEEKING SPECIAL COUNSEL WITH GENERAL LITIGATION  EXPERIENCE AND A SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE OF  THE FUNCTIONS OF WATER UTILITIES WITHIN MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT; WHO IS PARTICULARLY STEEPED IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW WHICH INCLUDES MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL WATER PROVIDERS, ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT, PERMITTING DECISIONS (ISSUANCE AND DENIAL THEREOF), PENALTY ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS, ADMINISTRATIVE DETERMINATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS; WHO CAN ASSIST IN THE COOPERATION WITH AND COORDINATION OF REQUESTED INFORMATION FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AND THEIR INQUIRIES; IS FAMILIAR WITH VARIOUS STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES INVOLVED IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INCLUDING THE ENFORCEMENT THEREOF AND PARTICULARLY THOSE AREAS CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY AND THE REGULATION THEREOF; REPRESENTATION OF THE EAST ORANGE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS AND DESIGNATED PERSONNEL BEFORE VARIOUS TRIBUNALS, BOARDS AND PANELS IN ALL MATTERS ARISING THEREFROM WILL BE REQUIRED. QUALIFIED RESPONDENTS MUST HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS ACT AND THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT.   RESPONDENTS SHOULD ALSO HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE “NEW DISCOVERY RULES” INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO E-DISCOVERY. COUNSEL MUST MAINTAIN A CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY’S OFFICE OF CORPORATION COUNSEL.  COUNSEL MAY BE CALLED UPON TO ATTEND MEETINGS.  COUNSEL MAY ALSO BE CALLED UPON TO PROVIDE OTHER TYPES OF LEGAL SERVICES OF A SPECIALIZED NATURE.

QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CITY NO LATER THAN 1:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018, AND MUST BE MAILED OR HAND- DELIVERED TO THE CITY OF EAST ORANGE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT, ATTENTION: LISA JACKSON, PURCHASING AGENT, 44 CITY HALL PLAZA EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY 07018.  QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS FORWARDED BY FACSIMILE OR EMAIL TRANSMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  QUALIFICATIONS SENT EITHER BY MAIL OR COURIER SERVICE MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CITY OF EAST ORANGE, PURCHASING DEPARTMENT NO LATER THAN 1:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018.  THE CITY OF EAST ORANGE AND THE EAST ORANGE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS, NON-DELIVERY, OR PHYSICAL CONDITION OF QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS SENT BY MAIL OR COURIER SERVICE.  QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED INDIVIDUALLY IN A SEALED ENVELOPE.

COPIES OF THE CITY’S REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING LISA JACKSON AT THE CITY OF EAST ORANGE, PURCHASING DEPARTMENT, 44 CITY HALL PLAZA, EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY 07018.  TELEPHONE NUMBER: (973) 266-5162, FACSIMILE (862) 444-0101, EMAIL

QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS ARE BEING SOLICITED THROUGH A FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PAY-TO-PLAY LAW, N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 ET SEQ., AND MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EAST ORANGE.

QUALIFIED AND SELECTED RESPONDENTS WILL BE APPROVED BY RESOLUTION OF THE EAST ORANGE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS.


Publication Date/Time:
11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
11/30/2018 1:00 PM
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