2016-2021 ADR Price Agreements
Request for Proposals DASPS-2599-16 was issued on July 7, 2016 to establish Price Agreements for ADR Providers for the next five (5) years for services to state agencies, state higher education institutions and local governments for the following services:
- Mediation General Practitioner;
- Facilitation General Practitioner;
- Public Policy Facilitator; and
- Public Involvement Practitioner.
In December 2016 Price agreements were awarded to ADR providers. See results at http://www.doj.state.or.us/adr/pages/adr26.aspx. On January 23rd, 2017 a webinar was held to orient these ADR Providers to the Price Agreement process and how it will be used. A recording of that webinar is available at https://dasps.adobeconnect.com/p7m2ahcrpvg/. Participants in the webinar requested a link to the ORCPP member list. That document is available at: http://www.oregon.gov/das/Procurement/Pages/Orcppmember.aspx.
While the Price Agreements are a convenient way to hire a mediator or facilitator, agencies are not required to use this resource. Agencies that have an ongoing need for mediators typically conduct their own procurement process to establish a roster of mediators qualified for that particular need. See for example the Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, DHS adoption program mediation services and the mediation program recently established by the Oregon Patient Safety Commission.
In addition to these ongoing mediator and facilitator rosters, agencies may solicit mediators and facilitators for individual cases and projects via the state’s procurement website “ORPIN.” By registering in ORPIN mediators and facilitators are able to search for opportunities or be notified as these opportunities arise. For more information about ORPIN see http://www.oregon.gov/das/Procurement/Pages/ORPIN.aspx.
There are two opportunities for mediators and facilitators via programs administered or established by the Oregon Department of Justice.