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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICESFOR EDISCOVERY SOFTWARE AND SERVICES ISSUED BY THE STATE OF DELAWAREDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICECONTRACT NUMBER LGL20100-EDISCOVERYContents:I.OverviewII. Scope of ServicesIII.Required InformationIV.Professional Services RFP Administrative InformationV.Contract Terms and ConditionsVI.RFP Miscellaneous InformationVII.AttachmentsAppendix A - MINIMUM MANDATORY SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTSAppendix B - SCOPE OF WORK AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTSAppendix C - PRICING SCHEDULEAppendix D - COMPANY PROFILE AND CAPABILITIES FORM** Ctrl Click on the headings above will take you directly to the section.I.OverviewThe State of Delaware Department of Justice (“DDOJ”), seeks professional services foreDiscovery software and services for use by the Consumer Protection and Investor ProtectionUnits of the Fraud and Consumer Protection Division and the Defensive Litigation Unit of theCivil Division initially with the potential for other needs within the DDOJ. This request forproposals (“RFP”) is issued pursuant to 29 Del. C. §§ 6981 and 6982.The proposed schedule of events subject to the RFP is outlined below:Public NoticeDate: February 14, 2020Deadline for QuestionsDate: March 6, 2020Response to Questions Posted by:Date: March 20, 2020Deadline for Receipt of ProposalsDate: April 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM (Local Time)Estimated Notification of AwardDate: July 17, 2020Each proposal must be accompanied by a transmittal letter which briefly summarizes theproposing firm’s interest in providing the required professional services. The transmittal lettermust also clearly state and justify any exceptions to the requirements of the RFP which the16982(b) Version: Jan 30, 2019

STATE OF DELAWAREDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEapplicant may have taken in presenting the proposal. (Applicant exceptions must also berecorded on Attachment 3).Furthermore, the transmittal letter must attest to the fact, at a minimum, that the Vendor shallnot store or transfer non-public State of Delaware data outside of the United States. Fortechnology related solicitations, Vendors may refer to the Delaware Department ofTechnology and Information identified terms and conditions included in this solicitation.The State of Delaware reserves the right to deny any and all exceptions taken to the RFPrequirements.MANDATORY PREBID MEETINGA mandatory pre-bid meeting has not been established for this Request for Proposal.II. Scope of ServicesA. OVERVIEWThe Vendor(s) shall provide all equipment, materials and labor to supplement the State ofDelaware’s need for eDiscovery Software and Services as described herein. The contractwill require the Vendor(s) to cooperate with the ordering agency to ensure the State receivesthe most current state-of-the-art material and/or services.B. BACKGROUNDThe DDOJ has lawyers spread across offices located in Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown,DE. The organization is both state and federally funded.The Fraud and Consumer Protection Division:The Fraud and Consumer Protection Division protects the public from securitiesfraud, consumer fraud, Medicaid provider fraud, antitrust violations, white collar crime andmisleading or deceptive business practices. It addresses patient abuse, neglect andmistreatment in facilities that accept Medicaid patients. It also has a role in issues involvingmanufactured homes, in common interest communities like homeowner associations and inongoing enforcement of some provisions of the tobacco settlement with cigarettemanufacturers. The Fraud Division is divided into three major, statewide units: TheConsumer Protection Unit, the Investor Protection Unit, and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.As noted in Part I above, only the Consumer Protection and Investor Protection Units arecurrently with the anticipated scope of this RFP.The Consumer Protection Unit - The Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) is responsiblefor enforcing Delaware consumer protection statutes and protecting the general public fromconsumer frauds and scams. In addition to pursuing enforcement action against those whoviolate our consumer protection laws, the CPU also participates in community outreach andconsumer education events, engages in consumer advocacy, and actively contributes tocoordinated state and federal consumer protection investigations and initiatives.2

STATE OF DELAWAREDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEThe Investor Protection Unit - The IPU is a Unit in the Fraud and Consumer ProtectionDivision of the Delaware Department of Justice (or Office of the Attorney General). IPU wasformerly known as the Delaware Securities Unit. The IPU is responsible for enforcing theprovisions of the Delaware Securities Act and the Rules and Regulations Pursuant to the Act.This entails registering investment firms and professionals as well as securities offerings inDelaware, reviewing and investigating complaints from investors, examining investmentadvisors and broker dealers, pursuing enforcement actions when a violation of the Act hasbeen uncovered, and conducting investor education and outreach.The White Collar Crime Unit - The WCCU investigates and prosecutes primarilybusiness-related crime, including embezzlement, money laundering, and homeimprovement fraud matters. With a focus on complex financial and fraud-related crime,the WCCU initiates investigations and also receives referrals from federal, state, and localinvestigative agencies. The WCCU is also active in combating criminal fraud targetingseniors and vulnerable adult victims. In addition to criminal enforcement duties, theWCCU addresses fraud perpetrated against the government through civil actions underthe Delaware False Claims and Reporting Act and houses the Department’s tobaccorelated litigation and enforcement efforts.The Civil Division:The Civil Division is responsible for providing legal services to the officers,departments, boards, agencies, commissions, and instrumentalities of State government.The State Solicitor is appointed by the Attorney General and reports through the Chief DeputyAttorney General. As set forth at 29 Del. C. § 2505 (b), the State Solicitor is responsible forall civil actions and matters wherein the State or its agencies or subdivisions are involvedand has such powers as the Attorney General shall designate. Much like a private law firm,the Civil Division provides all legal advice in civil matters for the State of Delaware. The CivilDivision is organized statewide into seven units: Administrative Law & Education, AffirmativeLitigation, Defensive Litigation, Departments & Agencies, Environmental, GovernmentServices, and Health and Public Safety.Defensive Litigation Unit - Deputy Attorneys General in the Defensive Litigation Unit(“DLU”) primarily defend the State, its agencies, officials and employees in civil litigation in awide variety of matters, including civil rights, personal injury, employment, and contractactions, in State and Federal Courts. The DLU handles a number or litigation mattersannually, some of which require substantial document review, analysis, and production ofelectronically stored information.C. STATEMENT OF NEEDSThe DDOJ is seeking to gather description, technical, delivery, platform specific andpricing information for eDiscovery software and services. The Vendor must demonstratetheir ability in the following areas:1. Implementation of a web-based document review platform that provides robustdocument search and organization functions;2. Processing electronically stored information (“ESI”) in a variety of file formats to enablereview on the same web-based document review platform;3. Production of the ESI and other documents in a variety of formats;3

STATE OF DELAWAREDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE4. Organization and presentation of documents to be entered into evidence as exhibitsor presentations;5. Coordination with eDiscovery consultants retained by opposing parties to resolve anytechnical issues with documents produced to or by the DDOJ;6. Providing a web accessible review platform and databases 24 hours a day, 365 daysa year;7. Providing end-user training, including robust online resources;8. Providing technical assistance/support that may be needed during the documentreview process and extended hours access to staff;9. Hosting documents and ESI in the United States on secure, remotely located serverswith robust data encryption that are backed-up on a regular basis;10. Ability to comply with all obligations under HIPAA, FERPA, and other state and federalprivacy laws and accompanying regulations, including, but not limited to, entering intoa HIPAA business associate agreement;11. Understanding of processes and obligations relating to Delaware freedom ofinformation acts (FOIA) and third-party subpoenas;12. Advice and consultation to DDOJ on eDiscovery and litigation support issues;13. Cost-saving storage or archiving options for idle projects; and14. Reporting on usage by matter, entity, time-period, or other criteria, routinely or onrequest.15. Providing technology-assisted review, computer-assisted review, predictive codingand/or other analytics to assist the review of ESI and other documents.D. DETAILED REQUIREMENTSThe functional, technical, security, maintenance, support and training requirements of thisRFP are stated in Appendix B. Vendors must provide pricing for the items listed in AppendixC. Vendors must complete the company profile and capabilities form in Appendix D.III. Required InformationThe following information shall be provided in each proposal in the order listed below. Failureto respond to any request for information within this proposal may result in rejection of theproposal at the sole discretion of the State.A. Minimum Requirements1. Provide Delaware license(s) and/or certification(s) necessary to perform services asidentified in the scope of work.Prior to the execution of an award document, the successful Vendor shall either furnishthe DDOJ with proof of State of Delaware Business Licensure or initiate the processof application where required.Prior to the execution of an award document, the successful Vendor must furnish asigned copy of the Delaware Department of Technology & Information (DTI) Termsand Conditions for Data Usage and Cloud storage policies as set forth below or signthose documents so that the Vendor has the necessary DTI approvals.4

STATE OF DELAWAREDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICECloud Services Policy/ T’s & 0Conditions%20Agreement.pdfData Usage Policy/T’s & 0Conditions%20Agreement.pdf2. Vendor shall provide responses to the Request for Proposal (RFP) scope of work andclearly identify capabilities as presented in the General Evaluation Requirementsbelow.3. Complete all appropriate attachments and forms as identified within the RFP.4. Proof of insurance and amount of insurance shall be furnished to the DDOJ prior tothe start of the contract period and shall be no less than as identified in the bidsolicitation, Section V, Item 8, subsection g (insurance).5. Provide evidence that the vendor has provided eDiscovery software and services for aminimum of three (3) years. Vendors must provide at least three (3) references servicedwithin the past five (5) years of their proposal, identifying clients whose needs weresimilar in scope and nature to the services sought in this request for proposal. Ideally, atleast one (1) must be a government entity. The vendor must identify three (3) distinctlydifferent project/client references from three (3) distinctly different project/clientsites/locations.6. Provide evidence that the vendor is a financially stable entity with resources adequate tosupport the efforts required in this request for proposal. All evidence provided should becertified/verified by someone (other than the vendor) who has no direct interest in thevendor, thereby acceptable as being independently certified. If publicly traded, theVendor must provide its last two annual reports signed by someone who canindependently certify/verify these financial documents.7. Provide evidence of the vendor’s current security certifications or authorizations tooperate.8. Provide evidence of vendor’s ability to hire, deploy and manage personnel in thequantities and within the timeframe required by a DDOJ request for eDiscovery softwareand services.5

STATE OF DELAWAREDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEB. General Evaluation Requirements1. Experience and ReputationThe Vendor’s experience related to providing eDiscovery software and services togovernment and nongovernment clients. The Vendor must have provided eDiscoverysoftware and services for a minimum of three (3) years and provide three (3)references.2. Expertise (for eDiscovery software and services)The qualifications of the Vendor and their key personnel.3. Capacity to meet requirementsThe Vendor’s ability to hire, deploy and manage personnel in the quantities and withinthe timeframe required by the DDOJ. The Vendor’s capacity to undertake projectspromptly or at short notice. The Vendors must provide a web accessible reviewplatform and databases 24 hours a day, 365 days. The Vendor must support accessto up to 70 users at any time.4. Location (geographical)The Vendor’s principal place of business and whether the Vendor has an office inDelaware or its surrounding states.5. Demonstrated technical ability and securityThe Vendor’s demonstrated ability to host documents and ESI in the United States onsecure, remotely located servers with robust data encryption that are backed up on aregular basis. The Vendor’s ability to comply with all obligations under HIPAA,FERPA, and other state and federal privacy laws and accompanying regulations.6. Financial stabilityThe Vendor must be a financially stable entity with resources adequate to support theefforts required under this RFP.7. Maintenance, Support & TrainingThe Vendor must be able to provide end-user training, including robust onlineresources. The Vendor must be able to provide technical assistance/support andprofessional services that may be needed during the document review process andextended hours access to staff.8. PricingThe Vendor’s ability to provide cost-effective pricing as identified on Appendix C.6

STATE OF DELAWAREDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEIV. Professional Services RFP Administrative InformationA. RFP Issuance1. Public NoticePublic notice has been provided in accordance with 29 Del. C. § 6981.2. Obtaining Copies of the RFPThis RFP is available in electronic form through the State of Delaware Procurementwebsite at www.bids.delaware.gov. Paper copies of this RFP will not be available.3. Assistance to Vendors with a DisabilityVendors with a disability may receive accommodation regarding the means ofcommunicating this RFP or participating in the procurement process. For moreinformation, contact the Designated Contact no later than ten days prior to the deadlinefor receipt of proposals.4. RFP Designated ContactAll requests, questions, or other communications about this RFP shall be made inwriting to the State of Delaware. Address all communications to the person listedbelow; communications made to other State of Delaware personnel or attempting toask questions by phone or in person will not be allowed or recognized as valid andmay disqualify the vendor. Vendors should rely only on written statements issued bythe RFP designated contact.Marion M. QuirkAssistant Director of Investor ProtectionDelaware Department of Justice820 N. French StreetWilmington, DE 19801Marion.Quirk@delaware.govTo ensure that written requests are received and answered in a timely manner,electronic mail (e-mail) correspondence is acceptable, but other forms of delivery,such as postal and courier services can also be used.5. Consultants and Legal CounselThe State of Delaware may retain consultants or legal counsel to assist in the reviewand evaluation of this RFP and the vendors’ responses. Bidders shall not contact theState’s consultant or legal counsel on any matter related to the RFP.6. Contact with State EmployeesDirect contact with State of Delaware employees other than the State of DelawareDesignated Contact regarding this RFP is expressly prohibited without prior consent.Vendors directly contacting State of Delaware employees risk elimination of theirproposal from further consideration. Exceptions exist only for organizations currentlydoing business in the State who require contact in the normal course of doing thatbusiness.7

STATE OF DELAWAREDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE7. Organizations Ineligible to BidAny individual, business, organization, corporation, consortium, partnership, jointventure, or any other entity including subcontractors currently debarred or suspendedis ineligible to bid. Any entity ineligible to conduct business in the State of Delawarefor any reason is ineligible to respond to the RFP.8. ExclusionsThe Proposal Evaluation Team reserves the right to refuse to consider any proposalfrom a vendor who:a. Has been convicted for commission of a criminal offense as an incident toobtaining or attempting to obtain a public or private contract or subcontract, or inthe performance of the contract or subcontract:b. Has been convicted under State or Federal statutes of embezzlement, theft,forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, receiving stolen property, orother offense indicating a lack of business integrity or business honesty thatcurrently and seriously affects responsibility as a State contractor:c. Has been convicted or has had a civil judgment entered for a violation under Stateor Federal antitrust statutes:d. Has violated contract provisions such as;1) Known failure without good cause to perform in accordance with thespecifications or within the time limit provided in the contract; or2) Failure to perform or unsatisfactory performance in accordance with terms ofone or more contracts;e. Has violated ethical standards set out in law or regulation; andf. Any other cause listed in regulations of the State of Delaware determined to beserious and compelling as to affect responsibility as a State contractor, includingsuspension or debarment by another governmental entity for a cause listed in theregulations.B. RFP Submissions1. Acknowledgement of Understanding of TermsBy submitting a bid, each vendor shall be deemed to acknowledge that it has carefullyread all sections of this RFP, including all forms, schedules and exhibits hereto, andhas fully informed itself as to all existing conditions and limitations.2. ProposalsTo be considered, all proposals must be submitted in writing and respond to the itemsoutlined in this RFP. The State reserves the right to reject any non-responsive or nonconforming proposals. Each proposal must be submitted with 8 paper copies and 1electronic copy on CD or DVD media disk, or USB memory drive. Please provide aseparate electronic pricing file from the rest of the RFP proposal responses.All properly sealed and marked proposals are to be sent to the State of Delaware andreceived no later than 1:00 PM (Local Time) on April 14, 2020. The Proposals maybe delivered by Express Delivery (e.g., FedEx, UPS, etc.), US Mail, or by hand to:8

STATE OF DELAWAREDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEMarion M. QuirkAssistant Director of Investor ProtectionDelaware Department of Justice820 N. French StreetWilmington, DE 19801Vendors are directed to clearly print “BID ENCLOSED” and “CONTRACT NO.LGL20100-EDISCOVERY” on the outside of the bid submission package.Any proposal received after the Deadline for Receipt of Proposals date shall not beconsidered and shall be returned unopened. The proposing vendor bears the risk ofdelays in delivery and any costs for retur

The State Solicitor is appointed by the Attorney General and reports through the Chief Deputy Attorney General. As set forth at 29 Del. C. § 2505 (b), the State Solicitor is responsible for all civil actions and matters wherein the State or its agencies or subdivisions are involved and has such powers as the Attorney General shall designate.

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