Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

Contract Summary


Mediation Services
This contract is Two-Tiered


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the Service Expectations can be found in Exhibit F of the Solicitation Document (click the Solicitation Document, under Historical Documents below).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 solicitation can be found in the Tier 2 Handbook (under the "Resources" drop-down list below).






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:
Clayton Long
(360) 407-8508
clayton.long@des.wa.gov

Secondary Contact Info:
Team D
(360) 407-2215
descprmenvironprotec@des.wa.gov


Who Can Use This Contract?


  • Rates & Points of Contact
  • Specifications
  • Accord & Collaboration - K & Amd
  • Achieve Consulting Team, Inc. - K & Amd
  • Ahadeff & Forbes - K & Amd
  • Ballard Law Office - K & Amd
  • DDiamond Consulting - K & Amd
  • Dehkhoda & Qadri, P.C. - K & Amd
  • Dispute Solutions, LLC - K & Amd
  • Eco Resource Group - K & AMd
  • Farallon Consulting LLC - K & Amd
  • Kearns & West, Inc - K & Amd
  • Luna Legal LLC - K & Amd
  • Mediation First, LLC
  • Orelia Hines Mediation Services LLC - K & Amd
  • Skagit Mediation - K & AMd
  • Triangle Associates, Inc. - K & Amd
  • WA State Dispute Resolution Center - K & Amd
  • Workplace Resolutions, LLC - K & Amd
  • Solicitation Documents
  • Bid Tab
  • Memo to File
  • Tier 2 Handbook

Vendor Vendor # Authorized Fulfillment Partners OMWBE Veteran Small Business
ACCORD & COLLABORATION W16694 W Small Business Contract
ACHIEVE CONSULTING TEAM, INC. W41014 Small Business Contract
ALHADEFF & FORBES & AFFILIATES MEDIATION SERVICES W25670
BALLARD LAW OFFICE W54001 Small Business Contract
D DIAMOND CONSULTING W28982 W Small Business Contract
DEHKHODA & QADRI W39043 Small Business Contract
DISPUTE SOLUTIONS LLC W37502
ECO RESOURCE GROUP W14659 W Small Business Contract
FARALLON CONSULTING, L.L.C. W53968
KEARNS & WEST W45261
LUNA LEGAL LLC W50184 Small Business Contract
MEDIATION FIRST, LLC W32963 Small Business Contract
ORELIA HINES MEDIATION SERVICES LLC W53993 Small Business Contract
SKAGIT MEDIATION W53887 Small Business Contract
TRIANGLE ASSOCIATES INC. W1179 W Small Business Contract
WASHINGTON STATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTERS ASSOCIATION W34454
WORKPLACE RESOLUTIONS, LLC W348 W Small Business Contract

  • M = OMWBE Certified Minority Owned |
  • W = OMWBE Certified Women Owned |
  • MW = OMWBE Certified Minority Women Owned |
  • V = Certfied Veteran Owned |
  • S = Self Certified Small

Veteran Owned Contract Icon = Veteran Owned
Small Business Contract Icon = Small Business

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.


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