Doing Business with LSC: RFPs

Doing Business with LSC: RFPsThank you for your interest in doing business with LSC. All active Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Information (RFI) opportunities are listed below by due date. If you don't see any opportunities relating to your business, please check again soon. Our business and procurement needs are constantly evolving and we regularly seek the assistance of seasoned vendors and contractors for special projects and products. As a federally established and funded, yet independent, nonprofit organization, LSC qualifies for GSA Schedule pricing and cross-posts many of its RFP opportunities on eBuy.gsa.gov and FedBizOpps.gov.

Open RFPs

Accounting Manual

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) seeks proposals from qualified candidates to create an accounting procedures manual that (1) ensures the most efficient and effective management of LSC’s finance functions, (2) meets the needs of staff, leadership, the Board, and auditors, and (3) ensures internal and external reporting requirements are met.

Submission instructions and other details appear in the full Request for Proposals linked here.
Answers to Vendors Q&A's here

RFP Schedule:

Date

Event

October 29, 2020

RFP issued

November 10, 2020

Deadline for respondents to submit RFP questions

November 17, 2020

LSC responds to RFP questions

December 1, 2020

Deadline for respondents to submit proposals

December 2-14, 2020

Evaluation and Reference Check Period

December 15, 2020

Notification to successful consultant/consultant of preliminary selection

and contract negotiation

December 16-23, 2020

Contract Negotiations

Early January 2021

Performance begins

 

Integrated Payroll, Timekeeping, & Human Resource Management System Solution

** We discovered an error in the RFP.  Please direct all RFP questions and submissions to RWeir@lsc.gov. We apologize for the error.

LSC is inviting proposals from qualified vendors to provide a comprehensive, integrated, cloud-based solution to manage all aspects of LSC’s payroll, timekeeping, and human resources functions. The proposed solution must integrate with our new accounting system, NetSuite. LSC is willing to consider non-integrated payroll and HRIS systems if they individually offer better overall functionality. The successful vendor’s proposal must address software licensing; configuration/implementation consultation services; data migration; support and training for administrators, managers, and employees; and routine system maintenance.

 Submission instructions and other details appear in the full Request for Proposals at the link below.

RFP SCHEDULE

Date
Event
Sept. 15, 2020
RFP Issued
Sept. 29
Deadline for respondents to submit RFP questions to LSC
October2
LSC posts responses to RFP questions on its webpage
Oct. 19
Deadline for respondents to submit proposals
Oct. 20-Nov 12
Evaluation of proposals and system demonstrations
Nov. 13
Notification of short-list selection and contract negotiations
December 1
Contract approval
Dec. 2020 - April 2021
System Configuration, Implementation, and Data Migration Begin
April 15, 2021
System launch and staff training


Program Evaluator to Evaluate LSC's Midwest Legal Disaster Coordination Project (Open Until October 2, 2020)

LSC invites qualified candidates to submit a proposal to evaluate the effectiveness of its third Midwest Legal Disaster Coordination Project and produce recommendations for further developing and replicating the Project’s initiatives.

Sumbission instructions and other details appear in the full Request for Proposals at this link.

Key details of the project include:

  • Proposals due: October 2, 2020
  • Consultant selection: October 26, 2020
  • Kick-off meeting/Performance begins: February 2021
  • Final Report: On or before December 1, 2021
  • Anticipated project budget: $50,000

Quantitative and Qualitative Report and Other Writing Services (Open Until August 24, 2020)

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is inviting proposals from qualified candidates to draft its congressionally funded research report on evictions in America, as well as to edit written briefs of interim findings and related web and social media content. LSC seeks a candidate with qualitative and quantitative data policy report writing experience for this 18-month engagement.

Sumbission instructions and other details appear in the full Request for Proposals and other materials at these links.

Critical project deadlines include:

  • August 24: RFP Proposals due
  • September 15: Candidate selection
  • October 1: Work begins
  • October 2020–October 2021: Edit six briefs highlighting preliminary research findings and develop content for LSC’s Evictions Study webpage
  • December 2021 – Issue report and project end

Open RFIs

There are no open RFIs at the moment.

Recently Closed RFPs

Data Collection and Database of Eviction Laws & Processes 

LSC is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to: (1) conduct a nationwide survey of state eviction laws, (2) conduct a focused survey of local eviction laws from 25-30 specified jurisdictions, (3) build a database of eviction laws and processes in an accessible format, and (4) provide complete and thorough data documentation. Please see the full Request for Proposals at the link below for more details and submission instructions.

Answers to Vendors Q&A's here

Please submit questions relating to this RFP by email to Helen Guyton, Assistant General Counsel, at GuytonH@lsc.gov, cc’d to Ranya Ahmed, AhmedR@lsc.gov.

Strategic Planning Consultant 

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to assist LSC in evaluating and updating its current strategic plan for an additional four-year period. LSC is looking for a consultant or consulting firm that can offer the most advantageous balance of price, quality, and performance to LSC for the consulting services requested. The consultant will be expected to conduct interviews and develop surveys and webinars for a diverse audience toevaluate the goals articulated in LSC’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and determine whether those goals should be maintained or expanded moving forward. The successful candidate will also be expected to collate the deliverables into a comprehensive report that will inform the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan, which will be presented to LSC’s Board of Directors during the October 2020 Board Meeting. The successful candidate will not be expected to draft the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan.

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here.

Answers to Vendors Q&A's here

Freelance Writing Services

LSC invites proposals from qualified candidates for temporary freelance writing services. The successful candidate will support and supplement LSC’s Public Affairs team for a six-month term (extensions may be possible), producing press releases, op-eds, and articles on access to justice issues, including how vulnerable populations’ access to the justice system have been affected by the pandemic.

Please see the full Request for Proposals at the link below for more details and submission instructions.

Digital Press Solution (Proposals due July 10)

LSC invites your company to propose a digital press solution for our reprographics department, which produces LSC’s publications, training manuals, fundraising packets, and other print materials. The 5-year lease on LSC’s current digital press – a Konica Minolta Bizhub Press C1070 – expires in September 2020, and LSC intends to undertake a robust competitive process to lease an updated digital press for at least 3 years. We need a user-friendly solution that will increase the speed, color, functionality, and professionalism of our larger print projects, without unnecessarily complicating the printing of smaller, routine projects, which comprise the bulk of our print jobs.

Added June 17, 2020—Answers to Vendor Questions

Please see the full Request for Proposals at the link below for more details and submission instructions.

National Disaster Preparation and Response Website Development (Proposals due February 11, 2020)

LSC seeks proposals from prospective vendors to develop a website that highlights best practice resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in the legal aid community. 

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here

Answers to Vendors Q&A's here

eLearning Course Evaluator (Proposals Due December 2, 2019)

LSC is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants or consulting firms to evaluate how effective its new online courses have been in educating public and law librarians about civil legal aid resources.

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here

Netsuite Implementation (Proposals Due September 20, 2019)

LSC is soliciting proposals from vendors that are qualified to implement Oracle NetSuite. This new finance and accounting system will replace LSC's current financial management system, Infor SunSystems. 

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here

Answers to Vendor Q&As here

Website Development (Proposals Due September 13, 2019)

LSC is soliciting proposals to assist us in revamping LSC’s corporate website at https://www.lsc.gov. This work will begin in late 2019.   The primary objective is to make the site easy to use, both for visitors and the staff that work with the site. 

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here

Answers to Vendor Q&As here

Grants Management System (Proposals Due August 16, 2019)

LSC is soliciting proposals from vendors that are qualified to provide software, implementation services, and ongoing support for a Grants Management System (“GMS”).  The new system will replace LSC’s current GMS, EasyGrants; LSC’s current constituent relationship management tool, Salesforce; and other legacy databases that track grant‐related data.  LSC requires a Software‐as‐a‐Service solution.

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here. 

For Appendix A: LSC To-Be Process Workflows, click here.

For Appendix B:  Detailed Requirements, click here.

Answers to Vendor Q&As here

Legal Navigator Usability Testing (Proposals due August 12, 2019)

LSC seeks a seasoned website evaluator to conduct usability testing of Legal Navigator in Alaska and Hawaii (two separate RFPs).  Legal Navigator is a platform that will enable people to navigate the court system and legal resources, learn about their rights, identify legal problems, and prepare and file critical court documents in a way that is accessible, comprehensive, trusted, and easy to use. Specifically, LSC seeks to evaluate mobile friendliness, plain language, language access, and ease of navigation. 

For details on the Usability Testing RFP for Alaska, click here.

For details on the Usability Testing RFP for Hawaii, click here.

Preferred Vendors for Graphic Design Services (Proposals Due May 20, 2019)

LSC seeks to establish a Preferred Vendor relationship with one or more graphic designers to expeditiously create professional-grade publications.  Specifically, LSC seeks graphic design and layout services or print and digital versions of annual and specialized publications, templates for in-house use by LSC staff, and occasional special projects or collateral materials, such as brochures.  Preferred Vendor status gives qualified vendors privileged access to LSC’s graphic design opportunities. 

As a national leader on access to justice issues, LSC issues several publications each year to increase awareness of the significance and value of civil legal aid and to promote increased access to justice and funding for civil legal aid.  The publications are shared with grant recipients, members of Congress, prominent jurists, access to justice advocates, business and community leaders, and the public. 

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here.

For answers to questions posed by bidders, click here. (Posted May 7, 2019.)

Application Development Services (Proposals Due December 13)

LSC seeks an application developer to support Legal Navigator. The successful applicant must be able to perform two key components. First, the application developer must satisfy LSC’s core requirements for developing and maintaining the Legal Navigator application, described in more detail below. Second, the successful applicant must be able to scale up for the development of application enhancements.

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here.

For answers to questions posed by bidders, click here.

Grant Management Services (Proposals Due by Email on November 12 with Hard Copies Postmarked by November 13)

LSC is inviting proposals from qualified candidates to assist with administering, overseeing, and evaluating the effectiveness of its new 2017 Hurricanes and California Wildfires Disaster Relief Grant Program. LSC’s Disaster Relief Grant Program is funded per LSC’s portion of the 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, which provided special federal funding for survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the 2017 California wildfires. LSC’s Hurricanes and California Wildfire Disaster Relief Grants will allow legal aid providers in the areas significantly affected by those disasters to enhance the delivery of storm- and fire-related legal services using mobile resources and technologies and pro bono coordinators.

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here.

For answers to questions posed by bidders, click here.

Preferred Vendors for Employment Staffing Services (Proposals Due NovembeThe Legal Services Corporation (LSC) invited proposals from qualified employment staffing agencies to become LSC’s preferred vendor for staffing services. Preferred vendor status gives qualified vendors privileged access to LSC’s staffing opportunities. 

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here.

For answers to questions posed by bidders, click here.

Website Development (Proposals Due November 19, 2018)

(LSC) sought information on how an interested partner could assist us in revamping LSC’s corporate website at https://www.lsc.gov. This work will begin in early 2019. The primary objective is to make the site easy to use, both for visitors and the staff that work with the site.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. This request for information does not commit LSC to contract for the services requested.

For more details and to learn how to submit a proposal, click here.

For answers to questions posed by bidders, click here.

Digital Press Solution (Proposals due July 10)