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Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Office Of Dispute Resolution For Acquisition
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
Department of Transportation: Office Of Dispute Resolution For Acquisition
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO)
Hearing Officer #2 (Title): 
Special Master
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 

This scheme involves the adjudication of Screening Information Requests (SIR)s which are a
request by the FAA for documentation, information, presentations, proposals, or binding offers concerning an approach to meeting potential acquisition requirements established by the FAA. The scheme also involves contract disputes. The Director of the ODRA shall appoint a DRO or a Special Master to conduct the adjudication proceedings, develop the administrative record, and prepare findings and recommendations for review of the ODRA Director.

PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Are private parties permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Who may serve as a private party representative?: 
Is the agency permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Who may serve as an agency representative?: 
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
14 CFR 17
Other published guidance for hearings (if any): 
http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/pol_adjudication/agc70/media/Standing%20Order%202013%20-%20Filing%20by%20Email.pdf http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/pol_adjudication/agc70/odra_process/media/ODRA_Guide.pdf http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/pol_adjudication/agc70/odra_process/media/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions.pdf
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
Is discovery permitted by either party at the hearing-level stage?: 
Yes (Some Types of Cases)
Briefly describe the scope and type(s) of discovery available (e.g., depositions, interrogatories, etc.): 
The parties may engage in discovery only at the discretion of the judge. Depositions are permitted at the discretion of the judge. The use of interrogatories and requests for admission is not permitted.
Does the hearing officer have subpoena authority?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Are ex parte contacts prohibited?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Hearing Procedure
What types of hearings are permitted at the hearing-level stage?: 
Written (Document-Only) Hearing
How is the type of hearing selected: 
By Agency
How many hearing officers preside at each hearing?: 
Is witness testimony permitted at hearings?: 
Can parties cross-examine witnesses?: 
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Post-Hearing Procedure
Who typically drafts the decision at the hearing-level stage?: 
Adjudication Officer
Who has authority to issue final decisions?: 
Adjudication Officer
Do agency regulations or guidance provide time limits for issuance of final decisions?: 
Is judicial review available after issuance of a final decision?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Case Management
Are final decisions published and/or posted on the agency website?: 
Yes (All Decisions)
Do agency regulations/rules of practice specify the contents of the administrative record at the hearing-level stage?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
If "Yes," please provide citation(s): 
14 C.F.R. § 17.21(i)(6). 14 C.F.R. § 17.33(k)
Do agency regulations/rules of practice provide for closure of the record at the hearing-level stage (subject to applicable exce: 
Comments/Notes on Hearing-Level Process & Procedures (Optional): 
Electronic filing of documents is permitted in contract dispute cases but is not allowed in protest cases.
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
If "Yes," when is ADR available?: 
Before Claim/Case Filed
Is ADR a mandatory or voluntary process?: 
What type(s) of ADR are available?: 
If "Other," please specify:: 
Neutral Evaluation
Who conducts the ADR?: 
Agency Program Official
Regulations/rules of practice governing ADR process (please include CFR citations): 
14 C.F.R. § 17.3
Other published guidance on ADR process (if any):: 
Comments/Notes on ADR Process (Optional): 
ADR is a cornerstone of ODRA and parties are free to choose their own third party neutral or they may make use of the judges within the office.
CASELOAD STATISTICS - Summary Statistics
Total # Cases Filed/Opened (FY2013): 
CASELOAD STATISTICS - Supplementary Statistics
Does your agency maintain annual caseload statistics for this hearing office by case type (e.g., discrimination complaint, licen: 
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified