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Special (Outside) Counsel

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (“PCB”) Litigation Counsel - Solicitation for Proposals (“SFP”) No. 2021-01

 

Unless express statutory authority provides otherwise, all legal services for the Commonwealth and its agencies are provided by the Office of Attorney General (“Office” or “OAG”) (Virginia Code Section § 2.2-507). The Attorney General may appoint a private attorney as special counsel if he finds that it is impracticable or uneconomical for the Office to render service (§§ 2.2-507 and 510). Special, or outside, counsel may be appointed for a period of time to provide advice and assistance in a particular area of expertise, to represent a particular entity in a specific matter, or to represent the Commonwealth in a civil matter.

 

The OAG is soliciting proposals from law firms interested in serving as Special Counsel in affirmative environmental litigation involving polychlorinated biphenyl (“PCB”) contamination. All qualified providers of legal services are encouraged to apply.

 

The process will be administered through RFP360, a web-based procurement platform. For technical questions regarding RFP360, please contact their logistical support at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 1 (844) 737-0365. You may pose substantive questions regarding the SFP to the General Counsel, Pamela O’Berry, via the messaging function in RFP360. Please note that you are not authorized to contact any other OAG employee or Commonwealth personnel regarding this SFP unless and until the OAG issues a “Notification of Award.” Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in your firm's immediate disqualification from consideration.

 

To access the solicitation, please visit https://my.rfp360.com/public/rfp/5a12fa8d-24a1-4824-a91c-4a2f12054e1a.