Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Legal Services
Mathews County, Virginia
Melinda Conner, County Administrator
50 Brickbat Road
P.O. Box 839
Mathews, VA 23109
Mathews County currently has a legal services agreement with Daniel M. Stuck, Attorney at Law. The Board of Supervisors wishes to explore and evaluate available options for provision of County Attorney services at this time. The County is seeking interested individuals or firms that have experience in local government law.
Mathews County is governed by five elected County Supervisors who establish policy and execute the business of the county through the County Administrator. The County Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors.
Respondents should deliver a signed hard copy and one electronic copy by 4:00 p.m. on March 29, 2019 to the address noted above.
Responses should be clearly marked with the name and address of the respondent and the title of this RFQ “Mathews County Legal Services”.
An acceptable response shall fully address the submission requirements, be signed by the respondent, and be submitted on time to the proper address. Any response that does not comply with the instructions provided shall not be accepted
The Board of Supervisors and County Administrator will review the submissions and determine a short-list of the best-qualified respondents for in-person interviews.
Required Services Include:
Timely and relevant legal counsel for the Board of Supervisors and County Administrator
Representation in litigation proceedings directed against the government and directed by the government or a plan to handle such litigation matters
Recommend, prepare, and present ordinances as directed by the Board of Supervisors
Work with County staff in the interpretation, implementation, and adherence to all applicable statutes, regulations, and ordinances to ensure compliance
Assist with legal issues related to the acquisition, disposal, transfer, lease and management of real estate and property
Attend and participate in all Regular Meetings of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors
Participate in departmental meetings at the request of the County Administrator
Ensure all legally binding documents and correspondence involving the County are accurate, legally sufficient, and support the intent and vision of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors
Ability to effectively represent a publicly elected board
Experience responding to legal inquiries on behalf of and by local government officials
Experience in preparing, proposing, and advising on legislation
Statement of interest outlining experience and qualifications with focus on evaluation criteria noted above
Resume of prospective County Attorney
Three professional references that Mathews County may contact to validate experience, professionalism, trustworthiness, and ethical standards
Mathews County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals