REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 2019-2021 OUTSIDE COUNSEL
The following information pertaining to the upcoming 2019-2021 contract period for outside counsel firms will be provided here as it becomes available:
RFQ posting and closing dates
Direct access to RFQ posting
Status updates throughout the review & selection process
⇒  Firms selected for the 2019-2021 outside counsel contract period will be notified by our office through email.

 


NEW STATUS ALERT

08/15/2019

All firms selected to provide outside counsel services in the below listed legal areas have now been contacted.  We will continue posting status updates here as we complete our selection process in all other remaining areas.

Intellectual Property • Water Law

Thank you for your continued patience and please be advised that our office will maintain ALL submission responses should a future matter arise that requires a firm’s unique talent and expertise.  Thank you all for submitting your responses and the efforts you have all put forth to let us know about your firm’s attorneys and specialty areas of practice.



STATUS HISTORY

08/13/2019:
All firms selected to provide outside counsel services in the below listed legal areas have now been contacted.  We will continue posting status updates here as we complete our selection process in all other remaining areas.
Export Control • Federal Contracting • Real Estate • Oil & Gas IN Texas • Real Estate, Oil & Gas OUTSIDE of Texas
Thank you for your continued patience and please be advised that our office will maintain ALL submission responses should a future matter arise that requires a firm’s unique talent and expertise.  Thank you all for submitting your responses and the efforts you have all put forth to let us know about your firm’s attorneys and specialty areas of practice.

08/07/2019: All firms selected to provide outside counsel services in the below listed legal areas have now been contacted.  We will continue posting status updates here as we complete our selection process in all other remaining areas.
Bankruptcy, Bonds, Communications (FCC), Corporate & Business – General, Health, Higher Education, Immigration, Sports, Tax
Corporate & Business – Technology Commercialization, Employment, Environmental, Federal Research Compliance, Foundations, 
International, Investments, Utility, Volunteer Fire Department Self Insurance Defense

Thank you for your continued patience and please be advised that our office will maintain ALL submission responses should a future matter arise that requires a firm’s unique talent and expertise.  Thank you all for submitting your responses and the efforts you have all put forth to let us know about your firm’s attorneys and specialty areas of practice.

07/17/2019: As of this afternoon, the Office of Attorney General has now completed their revision process of the outside counsel contract (OCC) for the upcoming 2019-2021 contract period.  Due to these delays, our office has been unable to contact outside counsel firms that have been selected for the upcoming contract period, by the previously announced scheduled dates/deadlines.  SELECTED FIRMS, FOR ALL NON-INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AREAS, ARE NOW EXPECTED TO BE NOTIFIED DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL BEGINNING NEXT WEEK.  ADDITIONAL DELAYS MAY BE EXPECTED FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELATED MATTERS.  Once all firms have been selected and contacted, a status update will be posted here, serving as notification that our selection process has been completed. Our office will maintain ALL submission responses should a future matter arise that requires a firm’s unique talent and expertise.  Thank you all for submitting your responses and the efforts you have all put forth to let us know about your firm’s attorneys and specialty areas of practice.

06/03/2019:  All RFQ submissions, for the upcoming contract period of September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2021, are currently under review.  SELECTED FIRMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE NOTIFIED DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL BY MID-JULY, 2019.  Once all firms have been selected and contacted, a status update will be posted here, serving as notification that our selection process has been completed.  Our office will maintain ALL submission responses should a future matter arise that requires a firm’s unique talent and expertise.  Thank you all for submitting your responses and the efforts you have all put forth to let us know about your firm’s attorneys and specialty areas of practice.

05/31/19:  RFQ01 OGC-19-059 is now closed as of 2pm

05/17/19:  RFQ01 OGC-19-059 – Posting Date: 05/17/2019; Opening Date: 05/31/2019 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS OUTSIDE COUNSEL 2019-2021 RFQ NUMBER RFQ01 OGC-19-059; Submittals must be received before: 2:00 PM Central Time on May 31, 2019; SCOPE OF SERVICES ONLY INCLUDE: Health Law • Immigration Matters • Intellectual Property Matters (IP) • International Matters • Oil & Gas Transactions IN the State of Texas; ⇒ IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Texas Comptroller’s website may not be fully accessible or compatible when using the Firefox web browser.  Should a blank sign-in page appear after clicking on the link provided, please use Google Chrome and/or IE (Internet Explorer) web browsers.

05/13/2019:  RFQ01-OGC-15-025 is now closed as of 2pm

04/12/2019:  RFQ01-OGC-15-025 – Posting Date: 04/12/2019; Opening Date: 05/13/2019 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS OUTSIDE COUNSEL 2019-2021 RFQ NUMBER RFQ01 OGC-19-052; Submittals must be received before: ⇒  2:00 PM Central Time on May 13, 2019 
⇒ IMPORTANT UPDATE: We have been informed that the Texas Comptroller’s website may not be fully accessible or compatible when using the Firefox web browser.  Should a blank sign-in page appear after clicking on the provided link, please use Google Chrome and/or IE (Internet Explorer) web browsers. 04/08/2019: RFQ expected to post by Friday, April 12, 2019; 03/18/2019:  Currently in process; RFQ posting scheduled for mid-April 2019


 

RFQ NOTIFICATIONS FOR FIRMS
• Firms with current contracts…
All outside counsel firms contracted during the 2019-2021 contract period will automatically receive email notifications when the next RFQ posts for the 2021-2023 outside counsel contract period. Notification emails will be sent directly to all lead counsels listed on current contracts.

• All other firms...
All others may continue to check back here regularly for posting updates, or provide your contact information as shown below to be added to our email notification list for the next contract period beginning in 2021.  Please be advised that notification lists are not saved and do not carry over to the next contract period, therefore information must be resubmitted for each new contract period.

Please provide the below information to: occ@tamus.edu
Subject Line: 2021-2023 Outside Counsel RFQ Notification Request
Name of Firm:
Name of Contact:
Contact’s Email:
Contact’s Direct Telephone Number:

 

HELPFUL LINKS & INFORMATION
– OAG Letter to AgenciesNew Policies and Procedures
Provides information to agencies on administrative changes made to the procedures and rules pertaining to outside counsel contracts; Released by OAG on July 16, 2019

– Outside Counsel Contract Template: OCC Template
⇒ Notice of Disclaimer: This document provides general information only and may be subject to change by the Office of the Attorney General at any time without notice. (Ver. 07.16.2019; Released by OAG to state agencies on July 16, 2019)

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