RFQ for Legal Services

Request for Statements of Interest and Qualifications for General Counsel and Related Legal Services

RFQ No. 06072024-002

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (District) requests statements of interest and qualifications (SOQs) from qualified firms to provide general counsel and related legal support services. The selected firm shall employ members that are licensed to practice law with the State Bar of Texas.

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (“District”) is a Groundwater Conservation District with a mandate to conserve, preserve, protect, and enhance all groundwater resources within the District. The District was formed in 1987 and its jurisdictional territory was enlarged in 2015 to its present-day extent. The District has the authority to undertake various studies and implement structural facilities and nonstructural programs to achieve its statutory mandate. The District has rule-making authority to implement its policies and procedures consistent with the statutory mandates, established mission, and the Texas Water Development Board-approved management plan. The District carries out its mission and goals through aquifer studies, establishing rules and policies, education programs, District provided services, and through the cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies. The District issues a variety of water-well permits, collaborates on aquifer tests and evaluations, and maintains a regulatory framework based on science and collected data analysis within the framework of Texas Water Code, Chapter 36.

Process and Timeframe
The following table identifies estimated dates for receipt, evaluation, and notice of acceptance as a legal resource of the District.

Description Date
Release of RFQ June 7, 2024
Statement of Interest and Qualifications due July 15, 2024
Qualified Respondent Interviews by District To be determined
Notice of Selection as Preferred Source of Legal Services By October 1, 2024
The above-noted dates are subject to change without notice.

Full Document
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