Legal Services

Agency: Lincoln University
State: Missouri
Type of Government: State & Local
Caegory:
  • R - Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
Posted Date: Jan 10, 2019
Due Date: Jan 31, 2019
Solicitation No: B19-1163
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B19-1163 10Jan2019 31Jan2019 Legal Services Debra Kidwell

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
RFP NO.: B19-1163
TITLE: LEGAL SERVICES
ISSUE DATE: JANUARY 10, 2019
REQ NO.: n/a
BUYER: Debra Kidwell
PHONE NO.: (573) 681-5415
E-MAIL: kidwelld@lincolnu.edu
RETURN PROPOSAL NO LATER THAN: January 31, 2019 AT 2 P.M. CENTRAL TIME
MAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
Print or type RFP Number and Return Due Date on the lower left hand corner
of the envelope or package. Delivered sealed proposals must be in the Lincoln
University Purchasing Department (1002 Chestnut St, Room 101) by the return
date and time.
RETURN PROPOSAL TO:
(courier service)
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
1002 CHESTNUT ST
SHIPPING & RECEIVING BLDG
JEFFERSON CITY MO 65101
CONTRACT PERIOD: DATE OF AWARD THROUGH JUNE 30, 2019, WITH THE OPTION TO
RENEW THE CONTRACT FOR FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL ONE-YEAR PERIODS.
The offeror hereby declares understanding, agreement and certification of compliance to provide the items and/or services, at the
prices quoted, in accordance with all requirements and specifications contained herein and the Terms and Conditions Request for
Proposal (Revised 04/23/2010). The offeror further agrees that the language of this RFP shall govern in the event of a conflict with
his/her proposal. The offeror further agrees that upon receipt of an authorized purchase order from Lincoln University or when this
RFP is countersigned by an authorized official of Lincoln University, a binding contract shall exist between the offeror and Lincoln
University.
SIGNATURE REQUIRED
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE
DATE
PRINTED NAME
TITLE
DOING BUSINESS AS (DBA) NAME
LEGAL NAME OF ENTITY/INDIVIDUAL FILED WITH IRS FOR THIS TAX ID #
MAILING ADDRESS
IRS FORM 1099 MAILING ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
VENDOR NO. (IF KNOWN)
TAXPAYER ID NUMBER (TIN)
VENDOR TAX FILING TYPE WITH IRS (CHECK ONE)
Corporation
Individual
State/Local Government
CONTACT PERSON
Partnership
E-MAIL ADDRESS
TAXPAYER ID (TIN) TYPE (CHECK ONE)
FEIN or SSN
Sole Proprietor
Other
PHONE NUM BER.
FAX NUMBER
NOTICE OF AWARD (LINCOLN UNIVERSITY ONLY)
ACCEPTED BY LINCOLN UNIVERSITY AS FOLLOWS:
CONTRACT NO.
CONTRACT PERIOD
BUYER
DATE
PURCHASING DIRECTOR
Lincoln University
B19-1163 Legal Services
Contents
I. OBJECTIVE ................................................................................................................................... 2
II. BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................................. 3
III. SCOPE OF SERVICES ................................................................................................................... 4
IV. CONTENTS FOR PROPOSALS ..................................................................................................... 7
V. SELECTION CRITERIA ................................................................................................................ 9
VI. PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: FORMAT, SUBMISSION .................................................... 10
VII. PROPOSAL EVALUATION PROCESS .................................................................................... 12
Attachment 1: Lincoln University Standard Terms and Conditions
Attachment 2: Terms and Conditions – Request for Proposal
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Lincoln University
B19-1163 Legal Services
Request for Proposals for Legal Services
for Lincoln University (LU)
I. OBJECTIVE
Lincoln University (LU) is seeking the services of an outside counsel to handle litigation and
to advise on various matters of the University when needed. LU has one attorney on staff to
handle day-to-day business but is seeking additional expertise in several areas as described
below. The University is currently utilizing an external firm for two litigation matters; that
firm will continue their representation on those specific matters through conclusion.
The overall objective of this Request for Proposal is to permit firms the opportunity to
submit their relevant legal experience, client references and proposed schedule of
charges for consideration.
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Lincoln University
B19-1163 Legal Services
II. BACKGROUND
Lincoln University of Missouri is a historically black, 1890 land-grant, public, comprehensive
institution that provides excellent educational opportunities including theoretical and applied
learning experiences to a diverse population within a nurturing, student-centered environment.
Lincoln University was founded in 1866 by the men of the 62nd and 65th United States
Colored Infantries and their white officers for the special benefit of freed African Americans.
Today, Lincoln University's role in the education of Missourians and others and its service to
stakeholders throughout the state, the nation, and across the globe is well recognized. Lincoln
University continues to serve the needs of its diverse student body through a tradition of
offering innovative programs that make the college experience special.
Lincoln University Key Facts:
Offers 50 learner-centered undergraduate degree programs
Master's degree programs in education, business and the social sciences
Fifty registered student organizations, ranging from fraternities and sororities, to
academic and professional affiliations
Internship opportunities with local and national employers
Global-reaching research opportunities
Lincoln University’s website is www.lincolnu.edu.
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Lincoln University
B19-1163 Legal Services
III. SCOPE OF SERVICES
LU is seeking proposals for legal services in the following areas (your proposal must
indicate whether you are proposing to serve in all areas or in a specific area/areas. If only
a specific area or areas, please indicate which). To be considered, Litigation services
MUST be provided.
A. LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
Provide advice, consultation and representation for LU on litigation matters in the
area of labor and employment law.
Provide advice, guidance and consultation services on employee relations strategies
and techniques to minimize the risk of litigation.
Provide advice, consultation and representation on grievances and related
actions.
Provide such other services as are inherent in matters related to employee
relations.
As requested:
Provide advice, consultation and representation for LU with respect to the
employment, discipline and dismissal of employees
Provide advice, consultation and representation on issues involving employees
relative to: legal qualifications; teaching credentials and certificates, and other
required licenses; proposed reductions in force and related seniority and tenure
questions; various forms of leaves of absence; substitute and part-time employees;
and matters related to compensation.
Provide advice on matters related to unionization.
Provide advice, consultation and representation on grievances and related
actions.
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