CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

RFP, RFI, or IFB Deadline Attachments, Bid Worksheets, Q&A
Printing of Consumer Guides April 8, 2014
Attachment A: Sample: Kids & the Law; Attachment B: Sample Layout Format
Examination Delivery Services April 14, 2014
Attachment A: Itemized Cost; Attachment B: Vendor History; Attachment C: Logistics
State Bar Board of Trustees District Elections April 10, 2014
Attachment A: Itemized Cost Proposal; Attachment B: Vendor History Questionnaire; Attachment C: Accessibility Standards Compliance; Q&A: 03-25-14
Enterprise Content Management April 8, 2014
Attachment A: Vendor History; Attachment B: Document Summary by Senior Executive Area; Q&A: 04-04-14
RFP Actuarial Services Dec. 19, 2013
Attachment A: Beneficiary Demographics; Attachment B: Benefit Plans
Civics Education Learning Engagement Dec. 3, 2013
Engineering Maintenance and Services for 845 S. Figueroa Nov. 15, 2013
Attachment A: Itemized Cost Proposal; Attachment B: Vendor History; Attachment C: Engineering Services Scope
Janitorial Maintenance and Services for 845 S. Figueroa Nov. 13, 2013
Attachment A: Itemized Cost Proposal; Attachment B: Vendor History; Attachment C: Task Frequency Schedule
Corporate Moving and Technology Disconnect/Reconnect Services Oct. 29, 2013
Attachment A: Itemized Cost Proposal; Attachment B: Vendor History; Attachment C: Move Scope of Services; Attachment D: IT Disconnect-Reconnect Scope of Services; Attachment E: Origin and Destination Building Information
Membership Bar Card Packets Nov. 6, 2013
Attachment A: Itemized Cost Proposal; Attachment B: Vendor History Questionnaire; Attachment C: Bar Card; Attachment D: Carrier Back; Attachment E: Carrier Front; Attachment F: Insert Back; Attachment G: Insert Front; Attachment H: Outgoing Envelope
Government Affairs and Legislative Representation Services Nov. 1, 2013

NOTE: Documents posted on this page may be updated or amended before the submission deadline. Before submitting a proposal, please check for any modifications to the document.

Doing Business with the State Bar

 The State Bar of California is a public corporation established by statute in 1927 and by the California Constitution as a judicial branch agency.

As with any corporation, the State Bar purchases a wide range of goods and services, periodically issuing Requests for Proposals (RFP), Invitations for Bids (IFB), Requests for Information (RFI) and Requests for Quotation (RFQ).

Generally, an RFP is issued for goods and services, while an IFB is used for the purchase of goods only. An RFI may be sought when more information from interested parties is needed to determine the scope and/or basis of a potential RFP, RFQ or IFB in the future.

Purchases may include items such as information and communication technology products, consulting services, printing services and materials or services and labor in managing the State Bar's real property.

In most circumstances, the vendor of any State Bar purchase exceeding $50,000 must be determined by competitive bid.

RFPs and IFBs are posted on the State Bar's website for the convenience of potential vendors.

Some general State Bar rules about bidding and contracting include:

  • No competitive bidding document may be drafted in a manner that limits bidding to any one bidder.
  • Bids may not be split to avoid the competitive bidding process.
  • Vendors and their subcontractors are prohibited from unlawfully discriminating against any employee.

The RFP or IFB constitutes a formal notice that bids are being accepted by the State Bar. The notice usually contains a description of the goods and services to be provided, as well as instructions about the bidding process, important dates and required contract terms.

Potential vendors should read the RFP or IFB carefully to ensure that they are able to:

  • offer goods and services requested
  • comply with all bidding formalities and deadlines
  • understand and agree with required contract terms

With an IFB, generally the lowest cost bid is accepted. With an RFP, cost is just one element considered. Each RFP contains a statement of the factors to be evaluated and the importance allocated to each.

Contact Information

For additional information, contact Andrew Conover, Finance Manager, 415-538-2207.