Disability Retirement Legal Services RFP

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SCERS is issuing an RFP for legal services relating to disability retirement benefits. Specifically, SCERS is seeking legal representation in administrative hearings and writ litigation arising from the denial of disability retirement applications. SCERS prefers counsel with experience in administrative litigation, writ litigation, and/or litigation involving medical conditions. (Lack of experience with disability retirement law is not disqualifying.) Counsel will work in close consultation with SCERS’ General Counsel and Chief Benefits Officer. Respondents will be evaluated on the basis of (1) expertise and competence, (2) professionalism and ethics, and (3) cost-effectiveness. Respondents are encouraged to consider and propose alternative fee arrangements.

All responses must be received by March 20, 2020, 5 PM PST.

UPDATE: In light of current events, the deadline for submitting responses has been extended to April 3, 2020, 5 PM PST.  All response packets may be e-mailed; no hard copies shall be necessary.  All other terms of the RFP remain unchanged.  Any Respondent who submits a proposal on or before March 20, 2020 will be given an opportunity to withdraw or amend the proposal if he or she would so prefer.