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Request for Proposal - Legal Services/County Attorney

Dougherty County

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Located in Southwest Georgia, Dougherty County is the major economic hub for Southwest Georgia and is known for its industry, healthcare system, and world-renowned quail plantations.  The county’s national recognition for quail hunting and Flint River recreational opportunities, make it a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts.  According to the 2020 census, Dougherty County has a population of 85,790.

The mission of the Dougherty County government is to improve the quality of life for all its citizens by demonstrating good stewardship of resources, while delivering cost-effective responsive services with integrity, fairness, and friendliness. 

The Dougherty County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is comprised of seven elected officials who, with the exception of the Chairperson, represent six geographical districts. The Chairperson is elected at-large and represents the entire County. The BOC is responsible for establishing policies for the County government designed to benefit and serve the citizens of Dougherty County. These policies are implemented by the County Administrator who is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and is responsible for the daily operations of the County.

The County Attorney will be appointed by the Board of Commissioners in accordance with the Dougherty County Code to replace the current attorney who is retiring after 40+ years of service.  The County Attorney is a parttime position and will be the County’s legal advisor providing legal services as described in the “Scope of Services” section of this Request for Proposals.    

All proposals submitted must demonstrate the qualifications, competencies, depth of legal knowledge, experience, and capability of the Firm/Attorney to provide legal services to the County in compliance with the requirements of this Request for Proposals (RFP) and the Dougherty County Code.  Proposals must address all elements outlined in the RFP and be written in a straightforward, concise manner that describes the Firm/Attorney’s ability to satisfy the legal needs of the County. 

Proposals must be submitted by incorporated legal Firms/Attorneys authorized to do business in Georgia, utilizing Georgia licensed attorneys within the firm and naming a lead attorney.  The lead attorney named in the proposal will be designated as the County Attorney for Dougherty County. 


Submittal Deadline

All responses to this RFP must be submitted to Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates not later than Noon, May 23, 2022.  Responses will be accepted by email only to   All responses will be reviewed and vetted by Mercer Group Associates before a short list of qualified proposals are submitted by Mercer Group to the Board of Commissioners for further consideration.  If you have questions or need further information, please contact Lisa Ward at 706-983-9326 or Alan Reddish at 706-614-4961. 

Dougherty County reserves the right to reject all or any part of any or all proposals, to waive technical or legal deficiencies and to accept any proposal that it deems to be in the best interest of the County.

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