For Immediate Release - March 22, 2013

Trial Court Seeks Proposals for Entry Exam Development

The Trial Court Office of Court Management (OCM) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek vendors qualified to design objective employment entry exams for Court Officer and Probation Officer positions. The selected vendor also must be able to assist in the training, administration and grading process of the examinations and to assist in development of a physical abilities test for Court Officers.

Chapter 93 of the Acts of 2011 requires the OCM to institute a written exam for court officers and probation officers. Pursuant to the statute the exam shall test the knowledge, skills and abilities which can be objectively and reliably measured and which are required to perform the duties of the positions of court officers and probation officers.

The Commonwealth’s sole online procurement record site is Comm-PASS, the Commonwealth Procurement and Solicitation System, which is available at www.comm-pass.com. Vendors should access this site regularly for all official documents, clarifications, notifications, or addenda related to this solicitation. The RFP may be accessed on Comm-PASS as follows:

The anticipated duration of the resulting contract of this RFP is a five-year term followed by five single year optional renewals to be exercised at the sole discretion of the OCM.

Bids must be submitted by Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. The deadline for vendor inquiries is April 10th and final vendor selection is expected by June 12, 2013.