The County of Socorro, State of New Mexico, on behalf of the Socorro County Board of County Commissioners, seeks sealed proposals from qualified law firms for legal services to oversee and assist in managing all County related legal matters, ensuring maximum protection of legal rights and continued operation consistent with federal, state and local laws.

The duration of the professional services contract resulting from this RFP shall be for one (1) year from the date of award. This Contract will automatically renew on an annual basis, for up to three (3) additional one (1) year terms unless terminated as provided by this Contract or law. In accordance with Section 13-1-150 NMSA 1978, no term for a professional services contract, including extensions and renewals, shall exceed four (4) years, except as set forth in Section 13-1-150 NMSA 1978.

Copies of the Request for Proposals can be obtained online at

A pre-proposal conference will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 11:00 am MST via Zoom. This meeting is NOT mandatory but recommended and is being held to discuss the project in detail with interested parties. The pre-proposal conference Zoom link can be accessed online at

All proposals must be clearly marked “RFP No. 2023-01-401” on the lower left corner of the envelope. Any proposal not clearly marked “RFP No. 2023-01-401” will be disqualified. Offeror proposals must be received for review and evaluation by the procurement manager and the evaluation committee no later than 11:00 am MST on Monday, January 30, 2023 at the Socorro County Manager’s Office, 210 Park Street, Socorro, NM 87801.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: All qualified offerers will receive consideration of contract(s) without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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