Contract Summary

  
Mediation Services    Two-Tier   
Contract#:  04215   Replaces: 06313    
The mediation process is a process in which the participants, with the support of a mediator, identify issues, develop options, consider alternatives and make decisions about future actions and outcomes. The mediator acts as a third party to assist the participatns to reach their decisions. Vendors performing work under this contract shall provide mediation services for a range of internal and external disputes and conflicts for the Customer, including, but not limited to, personnel, customer, and vendor-related issues.

This Master Contract’s intent is to have mediation services available throughout the state by qualified vendors (4yrs experience & minium of 40 hours of mediation training). Service expecations under this contract include:
• Setting consistant mediation session expecations
• Impartiality
• Handing Conflicts of Interest
• Ethical Conduct Expectations
• Confidentiality
Additional details around the Service Expectations can be found in Exhibit F of the Solicitation Document (click the Solicitation Document, under Historical Documents below).



***What are 2-Tier Contracts?***
DES manages multiple 2-Tier Contracts for non-IT professional services. These non-IT 2-Tier Contracts work like this:
• Tier 1: General (wide) category scope procurement is posted and completed by Enterprise Services to Pre-Qualify Bidders with in a category (example Facilitators & Facilitation Services, Organizational Development)
• Tier 2: Detailed (specific) scope project procurement posted and completed by the Purchaser to award work to one (1) or more Pre-Qualified Bidders/Contractors as established in Tier 1.

***2nd Tier Process***
When it comes to the Tier 2 process, purchasers have 2 options, depending on the size of the project. It is important to follow the process outlined below to ensure that competition is happening as required by RCW 39.26.

Option 1: Rapid Selection – For small projects under $10,000 (excluding sales tax) or $13,000 (excluding sales tax) if the purchase is being made from a microbusiness, minibusiness or small business as defined by RCW 39.26.010, Purchasers can complete a Rapid Selection Award (no competition required). You can also find more information by reviewing Policy # DES-125-03.
Option 2: Tier 2 Solicitation– For larger projects (over the $10k & $13k ceilings explained in Option 1) purchasers must complete a Tier 2 Solicitation. Details on the 2nd Tier soliciation can be found in the Tier 2 Handbook (under Resources).




Current Term Start Date: 10-01-2015 Award Date: 10-01-2015 Est. Annual Worth: $33,303
Current Term Ends On: 09-30-2021 Final Term Ends On: 09-30-2021 Commodity Code(s): 9802, 961-05
Diversity: 0% WBE  0% MBE # of Bids Received: 21
Contact Info: Roni Field at (360) 407-7949 or veronica.field@des.wa.gov
Secondary Contact Info:  Ryan Johnson at (360) 407-8528 or ryan.johnson@des.wa.gov
Who can use this contract?   
Current Documents Historical Documents Resources
ContractorsOMWBEVeteranSmall Business
ACCORD & COLLABORATION - W16694WNY
ACHIEVE CONSULTING TEAM, INC. - W41014 NY
ALHADEFF & FORBES & AFFILIATES MEDIATION SERVICES - W25670 NN
BALLARD LAW OFFICE - W54001 NY
D DIAMOND CONSULTING - W28982WNY
DEHKHODA & QADRI - W39043 NY
DISPUTE SOLUTIONS LLC - W37502 NN
ECO RESOURCE GROUP - W14659WNY
FARALLON CONSULTING, L.L.C. - W53968 NN
KEARNS & WEST - W45261 NN
LUNA LEGAL LLC - W50184 NY
MEDIATION FIRST, LLC - W32963 NY
ORELIA HINES MEDIATION SERVICES LLC - W53993 NY
SKAGIT MEDIATION - W53887 NY
TRIANGLE ASSOCIATES INC. - W1179WNY
WASHINGTON STATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTERS ASSOCIATION - W34454 NN
WORKPLACE RESOLUTIONS, LLC - W348WNY
M=OMWBE Certified Minority Owned W=OMWBE Certified Women Owned MW=OMWBE Certified Minority Women Owned
Information about the number of bids received is included to show:
  • Vendors which contracts would benefit from more competition.
  • Assure our customers that we sought the best overall value through as many competitive bids as possible.
Two Tier Contract:
A Two-Tier Contract is a prequalified bidder pool arranged in specific categories. The first tier creates the pool of qualified vendors. The second tier is a competition that includes a specific Statement of Work, final vendor selection, and contract.