Probate and Family Court Department
|| Mark R. Quigley,
RELEASE ON: March 17,
and Family Court Announces Request for Proposals
for Developing Standards for Investigations and Report Writing
for Guardians Ad Litem/Investigators Pursuant to G.L. c. 215, §
Probate and Family Court Administrative Office is soliciting bid
responses from qualified vendors to serve as the Lead Agency, Person
or Persons to develop comprehensive standards for investigations
and report writing for guardians ad litem. Federal grant funds have
been allocated by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts through
an application to the Department of Health and Human Services to
assist in this process. The RFP may be viewed at either
and may be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Probate
and Family Court (AOPFC).
focus of this bid will be to select a Lead Agency, Person or Persons
that will examine existing standards gathered by AOPFC and Jane
Doe, Inc. as well as those from other states and agencies, while
considering the appropriate Massachusetts statutory, court rules
and case law mandates and develop comprehensive standards relating
to the investigations and reports of particular allegations that
are being investigated by guardians ad litem in child welfare cases.
The Lead Agency, Person or Persons must also develop a training
module and curriculum materials incorporating the new standards
for investigations and report writing to be used to orientate judges,
court staff, attorneys and mental health professionals who are appointed
as guardians ad litem to the use of the standards under Category
to Supreme Judicial Court Rule 1:07.
must be RECEIVED prior to 4:00 P.M.
on April 4, 2003. Proposals are to be submitted
to the following address:
Mark R. Quigley, Administrative Attorney
Administrative Office of the Probate and Family Court
Center Plaza, Suite 210
inquiries regarding the bidding process or specifications for this
proposal must be in writing and should be directed to Mark Quigley
at the above address or via facsimile (617) 788-8995. Inquiries
must be mailed, hand-delivered or faxed.