Steps for Hiring an ADR Provider and initiating your ADR Process
Document how you selected the ADR provider. If you are using the ADR Provider Price Agreements use the Use the "ADR Provider Selection Form" to document how the Provider was selected.
Execute an appropriate contract form. See sample contracts at http://www.doj.state.or.us/adr/pages/adr31.aspx. If the Provider has a Price Agreement you will execute the “Service Order Contract” found below for each ADR Provider.
If the process is a confidential mediation, you’ll also want to execute an Agreement to Mediate. See http://www.doj.state.or.us/adr/pages/adr32.aspx
- What procurement method will the agency be using? See a table of ADR Provider Procurement options at "Hiring Mediators or Facilitators" or contact your Agency AAG or the DOJ ADR Coordinator for assistance.
- Make a short list and select the best ADR Provider (we encourage agencies to engage other party or stakeholders in this selection step). To see resumes for ADR providers who have a Price Agreement with the state, click on one of the following categories:
Applying to be on the ADR Provider Roster?
For information regarding the 2016 ADR Provider Request for Proposals see 2016 ADR Price Agreements.
Oregon State ADR Provider Roster (Price Agreements)
The Mediation General Practitioners listed below are impartial third parties who assist two or more parties in reaching a mutually acceptable resolution to a controversy. These Practitioners have broad mediation experience and skills and are able to adapt mediation to a wide variety of formal and informal contexts and for a wide range of disputes. Their experience includes mediation of workplace and employment related disputes. Examples: 1) Two staff have been working together for 6 months on a project. The project has stalled as a result of an interpersonal conflict between the two. The Agency has hired a mediator to help the employees get back on track; 2) A governmental entity and a developer are in a dispute regarding plans for a road; 3) A governmental entity and a contractor have a contract dispute, the contract specifies that they use mediation if direct negotiations fail; and 4) an Agency hires mediators to resolve disputes between consumers and regulated businesses.
Large Group Facilitation General Practitioners
The Large Group Facilitation General Practitioners listed below are experts at helping large groups (6 or more participants) work effectively to achieve a desired objective. These Practitioners have sufficiently broad experience and skills so as to be able to design and facilitate a large group process to achieve a variety of goals. Examples: 1) Designing and facilitating an all-managers budget planning meeting; 2) Facilitating three meetings for an interagency taskforce to help the members resolve a conflict over a joint IT project; 3) Working with a labor-management committee to develop an agency-wide survey and facilitate a group discussion regarding the survey results; or 4) Conducting an off-site retreat to help do long-range strategic planning.
Collaborative Public Policy Facilitators
The Collaborative Public Policy Facilitators listed below are expert at helping governmental entities and diverse stakeholders reach agreement on controversial public policies or public projects, often within a complex legal, political or regulatory context. These providers are experienced at assessing, designing, convening and facilitating collaborative processes. Examples: 1) Assessing, designing, convening and implementing a process with the goal of helping 15 government agencies, environmentalists and natural resource users reach agreement on a management plan for the Barkdust watershed. 2) Helping an 11 member agency advisory committee reach consensus on new rule language involving the licensing of massage therapists.
Public Involvement General Practitioner
The Public Involvement General Practitioners listed below are experts at helping governmental entities engage the public on important public issues or projects. These providers are able to design and implement an appropriate public involvement process from projects that seek to inform or educate the public to projects that allow for greater public involvement via consultation or collaboration. Example: Designing a website and a series of open-houses and public meetings for the city of Springdale to allow city residents to better understand and provide input on plans for a proposed new airport.
Litigation Settlement Mediators
The Litigation Settlement Mediators listed below are expert at helping parties resolve legal disputes collaboratively. These Practitioners are able to work with parties and their attorneys to settle disputes that might otherwise end up in court or in a contested case. These Practitioners may also make use of caucusing and sometimes rely on their litigation or judicial experience to help parties appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of their case. Example: DAS Risk management hires a retired judge to settle a tort claim alleging injuries caused by an ODOT snowplow operator.