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City of Puyallup RFQ for Public Defender Services
September 21, 2021 | Alison Pagan

The City of Puyallup requests proposals to provide public defense services for indigent criminal defendants for a term of two years, with the option to extend the contract for an additional two-year period.

The City will pay the selected Public Defender for representational services, including lawyer services and appropriate staff services, infrastructure, investigation and appropriate sentencing advocacy. All proposals should take into account the adopted Standards of the City and the Washington State Supreme Court (“Standards”) when submitting proposals. Proposals should include all necessary infrastructure, training, and services necessary to comply with the Standards. Legal services provided will include, but not be limited to, interviews of clients and potential witnesses, legal research, preparation and filing of pleadings, negotiations with the appropriate prosecutor or other agency and court regarding possible dispositions, and preparation for and appearance at court proceedings. The proposal should also provide for attendance at

3-4 calendars per month to address Community Court. Necessary and reasonable expert witness, investigative and other services will be paid directly to the expert or investigator, or reimbursed to the contract provider, when authorized by the Court.


  1. All proposals should be sent via email to: Jessica Johnson, Executive Assistant,

All proposals must be received by 4:30 PM, October 15, 2021. No faxed, mailed or telephone proposals will be accepted.

For more information, click here: City of Puyallup Public Defender RFP