Specifications include, but are not limited to: The State of Utah, Division of Purchasing has issued this RFSQ to obtain statements of qualifications from companies interested in
providing Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases at Gunnison Prison with the intent to establish an open-ended approved vendor
list. Vendors approved during this process will be prequalified for a period of 18 months after which time an approved vendor must
resubmit qualifications for evaluation and renewal. The State retains the right to reopen the solicitation to allow additional vendors to
submit responses at any time, but no longer than every eighteen months, during the term of this open-ended approved vendor list. The
RFSQ can be reopened for any reason the State deems appropriate.
. Ensure that at least one Provider assigned to the case remains qualified by experience and training, to represent individuals charged with capital aggravated murder under Rule 8 of the Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Upon notice of assignment to a case, review the Providers’ total workloads to determine if effective Services can be provided on an assigned case, considering any material conflict of interest.
Enter an appearance by all Providers assigned to the case on behalf of the Indigent Inmate charged with Aggravated Murder as soon as practicable after appointment.
Provide effective, timely, and continuing Services for indigent inmates, pursuant to the obligations set forth in Utah and Federal law, and this agreement.
Designate responsibility for sharing work on a case equitably, with the Rule 8-qualified attorney to be chair.
Provide services including but not limited to, consultation with clients, pursuing available evidence through discovery, investigating facts and circumstances, using other defense resources as appropriate, researching the law specific to inmate issues, filing pertinent motions, subpoena relevant documents, and appearing at court.
Make reasonable efforts to visit and communicate with indigent inmates, return telephone calls, and otherwise be accessible.
Travel to the Court for hearings after appointment, including preliminary hearings, status hearings, motion hearings, trials, review hearings, and all other related hearings.
Provide the full scope of Services continuing up to and including the filing of any notice of appeal and docketing statement, but not any briefs on appeal.