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​Current Grant Opportunities and
Requests for Proposals

Michigan Appellate Public Defense Caseload Standards Study

Issued:  April 19, 2021
Submission Deadline:  May 31, 2021

The State Appellate Defender Office (SADO) is requesting proposals from qualified vendors to assist SADO in determining appropriate workload standards for providers of indigent legal representation in criminal appeals in the state of Michigan.  The RFP outlines the terms and conditions, and all applicable information required for submission of a proposal.  Proposers should pay strict attention to the proposal submission deadline to prevent disqualification.  To ensure compliance with these requirements and to prevent possible disqualification, Proposers should follow the format and instructions contained in the RFP.

Key Dates
It is anticipated that a contract will be awarded in response to this RFP based on the following schedule:

​RFP Release Date ​April 19, 2021
​Questions Due By ​May 3, 2021
​Questions Answered By
​May 10, 2021
​Proposal Due Date ​May 31, 2021
​Award Announcement ​June 18, 2021
​Tentative Contract Start Date
​TBA by SADO and Bidder, but before October 1, 2021

​*SADO reserves the right to change an of the dates stated in this RFP.  If such change occurs, 
SADO will notify all bidders who received the RFP.