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City of Gig Harbor Public Notices

Posted on: May 31, 2019


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposals will be received by the City of Gig Harbor for: City Attorney Services. Submit One (1) original and One (1) copy of the response materials on or before 4:30 p.m. PST, on June 17, 2019.





The City Attorney is the chief legal officer for the City. Under the direction of the Mayor and City Administrator and as a member of the City’s executive team. The City Attorney is an appointed position.  The Gig Harbor Municipal Code provides that the City Council shall approve the contract for the city attorney. Appointment of a city attorney may be on a full-time basis or by any reasonable contractual arrangement for such professional services. The Mayor, City Administrator and/or City Councilmembers may propose individuals and/or firms for the position of City Attorney.  Submissions are due at City Hall by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019. Faxed proposals WILL NOT be accepted.                                                    

The Mayor seeks services encompassing the traditional scope of work including legal counsel, opinions, consultation and coordination with special counsel and the city prosecutor.  Attendance at a variety of meetings will be required, including staff meetings and Council meetings as specified. For a copy of the RFP you can access the City's website, or phone Human Resource Manager, Kameil Borders at 253-851-5039 or email:


Delivery: Submissions may be mailed, or hand delivered marked “City Attorney-Legal Services Proposal” to the City of Gig Harbor City Hall. Please see the RFP for specific information regarding delivery.

Communications: All communications regarding this request for proposals are
to be directly to the City Human Resource Manager.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Each attorney in the proposed team must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and have graduated from a law school accredited by the American
Bar Association.

Each attorney in the proposed team must be a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association.

The proposed designated City Attorney must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience  within or with municipal government in providing general municipal legal services.

Extensive knowledge of federal, state and municipal status, case law, regulations and polices relevant to city government in areas of civil land use and administrative law; of legal procedures; and court room procedures.

Experience in municipal issues, such as zoning, environmental questions, land use permits, annexations and growth boundary review building codes personnel issues, public utilities, contract development and interpretation, public records act , forfeiture /seizure, code enforcement /abatement and police liability.

The City of Gig Harbor reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive technicalities or irregularities and to accept any submission if such action is believed to be in the best interest of the City.   The full Request for Proposals can be found here:   CONTRACTED CITY ATTORNEY SERVICES

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