Request for Professional Consulting Legal Services


The Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island (hereafter referred to as the TOWN), is seeking the services of a qualified attorney, or professional law firm (hereafter referred to as the SOLICITOR or Applicant), to provide land use and development related legal services. Interested individuals, or firms, should respond to this request on, or before, the time due for submission. Each Applicant submitting qualifications and experience statements must be lawfully engaged in the practice of legal consulting services, in good standing, and with specific experience in the type of services requested herein within the State of Rhode Island.

Qualifications and Experience statements must be received by the Office of the Town Manager, located at 16 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI 02807 no later than 2:00 PM on March 22, 2019 from interested individuals or firms, to be eligible for consideration by the Town. Each statement shall be submitted in a sealed envelope which is clearly marked:

                                                         RFQ&E 01-19

                                   Professional Legal Consulting Services

Requests may be issued only by the Town Manager, or his designee, to authorized applicants, and are not transferable unless authorized by the Town Manager. Copies of the RFQ&E documents and all future addenda are available, at no charge, on the Town’s website at

The Town reserves the right to reject any or all statements or any part thereof, to waive any formality, informality, information and/or errors in the statement, to accept the statement considered to be in the best interest of the Town, or to solicit and purchase on the open market if it is considered in the best interest of the Town to do so.

Failure to submit all information as detailed in the RFQ&E documents and/or submission of an unbalanced or incomplete statement are sufficient reasons to declare a statement as nonresponsive and subject to disqualification.

All qualification statements are advertised, at the Town's discretion, in various publications and are posted publicly.

                                                             TOWN OF NEW SHOREHAM, RI
                                                             Edward L. Roberge, Town Manager

                                                             February 27, 2019

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