Appellate E-filing Request for Proposals - RFP 15-1001

The objective of this RFP is to acquire and implement an electronic court filing (e-filing) software solution that satisfies the Tennessee appellate courts’ requirements for a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software package or licensed service. The electronic filing system will permit court case participants to use the Internet to file permitted documents in appellate cases.  The system will provide the ability for appellate staff review and approval.  For approved filings, the information and documentation contained in the electronic filing will be populated to the court case management system.  E-mail integration is critical. The initial scope of the e-filing system will include initial and subsequent filings in appellate cases.  In the future, the e-filing system may be expanded to include trial court case filings.  The electronic filing system should have proven capability in appellate and trial courts.

The RFP and Pro Forma Contract and the Exhibits are linked below:

RFP 15-1001 - Amendment 2

RFP 15-1001 - Amendment 1

RFP 15-1001

ATTACHMENT 6.6 - Pro Forma Contract

Exhibit A - Court System Structure

Exhibit B - Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 46

Exhibit C - Tennessee Court System Annual Report FY2014

Exhibit D - Case Filing Types

Exhibit E - RFP 15-1001Requirements FINAL

Access and Visitation Grant Self-Represented Litigants Initiatives

The Administrative Office of the Courts will have funds available through the Access and Visitation Grant for the development of or continuation of initiatives that will address the needs of divorcing, divorced, or never married self-represented litigants and focus on services to help them resolve any or all issues concerning parenting and visitation in child support cases or cases involving child support issues.   These initiatives may include but are not limited to any of the following: self-help centers, pro se clinics, unbundled legal services, and mediation programs.

The grants shall be for the time period of October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.  The Administrative Office of the Courts expects to offer funding as long as revenue continues.  Not for profit entities are encouraged to apply.

Access and Visitation Programs (October 2015-September 2016)

An application for the grant funds can be found below.  Applicants must provide letters of support from their local courts.

Access and Visitation Grant Application

2015 Statement of Assurances

Title VI Pre-Award Survey

Applications for funding must be in the AOC offices by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015Applications may be submitted in writing by standard mail or fax to the address below, or be emailed to Claudia M. Lewis at claudia.lewis@tncourts.gov. Notification of grant awards will be sent on or about Friday, August 28, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Lewis at the address below:

Claudia M. Lewis
Administrative Office of the Courts
511 Union Street, Suite 600
Nashville, TN 37219
Fax: (615) 741-6285

** Awards are contingent upon receipt by the AOC of the federal funding. It is expected that the AOC will have approximately $200,000 in total funding to distribute.

Substance Abuse Grant

Under a grant from the State Justice Institute (SJI-01-N-210-C03-1), the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management, in collaboration with the American Judges Association, is pleased to provide judges access to an online course on Substance Abuse.

This course explores the nature of alcohol and other drug abuse as well as the dynamics of recovery in the court context. It is intended as a primer for judges who handle all types of case. Its goal is to encourage judges in all types of courts to share current information and work with experts in other disciplines to develop new systematic approaches to address this large and challenging court population. The course was created using "WebCT" instructional software and requires users to enroll prior to accessing course content and materials. The enrollment process requires participants to provide a full name, email address and phone number.

ICM is also asking participants to identify their court organization and position/title for course demographic purposes. Upon enrollment in the course participants are able to navigate the course at their own pace in an individualized setting in a secured environment.

To access the course, please go to the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management "Free Resources" website.

Select the Judicial Education on Substance Abuse course. You will be directed to an enrollment page where you will be required to complete the registration form and click on the submit button once completed. An email response will be returned to you within 48 hours with a user name and password. Follow the enrollment instructions to access the course.

If you are having problems accessing the registration page or the WebCT Substance Abuse course please email elearning@ncsc.dni.us.

This Educational Curriculum was prepared with the support of a grant from the State Justice Institute (SJI-01-N-063). Points of view expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.

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