Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is any technique for resolving disputes without resorting to litigation in either an administrative or judicial forum. ADR techniques include (See ADR Term Definitions):
- dispute systems design
- neutral evaluation
- peer review panels
DOE uses many of these ADR techniques in many of its activities.
- Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
- DOE Procurement Acquisition Letter on using ADR for disputes under the CDA (PDF);
- ADR Provisions in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR);
- and ADR Provisions in 48 CFR - CHAPTER 1 - PART 33 (Protests, Disputes and Appeals), 33.214 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
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