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Establishment of a Vendor of Record (VOR) for Facilitation (ADR) Services



  Reference Number 367800
  Solicitation Number RFPOEBADR05062016
  Organization Name Ontario Energy Board
  Source ID PV.BD.ON.463551.C74658
  Associated Components Yes


  Published 2016-05-09
  Closing 2016-05-20 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT


  Category Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
  Region of Delivery Ontario
  Region of Opportunity Canada
  Agreement Type Open Bidding (OB)
  Tender Type Request for Proposal (RFP)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method Open
  Pre-bid Meeting Not Applicable
  Site Visit Not Applicable
  Bid Security Required No
  Deadline for Bidders' Questions 2016-05-10
  Deadline for issuing Addenda 2016-05-16

Notice Description

  Establishment of a Vendor of Record (VOR) for Facilitation (ADR) Services

The OEB regulates Ontarios natural gas and electricity sectors. As part of its mandate, the OEB reviews and decides upon applications from gas and electric utilities regarding transmission and distribution rates, the approval of the construction of facilities, mergers and acquisitions, and other related matters. The OEB may also initiate hearings on its own motion.

The OEB is seeking pre-qualified facilitators to assist it with its adjudicative responsibilities in pre-hearing conferences, described below.

The OEBs Rules of Practice and Procedure provide that the OEB may direct the participation in pre-hearing conferences as described in section 31 of the OEBs Rules of Practice and Procedure. These include convening a settlement conference to allow parties to an application to attempt to resolve issues arising from the application. These settlement conferences are referred to as ADR or alternative dispute resolution processes. The role of the facilitator is described in the Practice Direction on Settlement Conferences .

The objective of establishing this roster of facilitators is to assist the OEB in quickly assessing and retaining facilitators to assist the OEB as required.

The desired aim of the ADR process is to reach a settlement agreement that will be presented to the OEB panel hearing the application. It is the role of a facilitator to encourage settlement in the public interest.

Beyond providing facilitator services to the ADR process, facilitation duties may vary from assignment to assignment. For these activities, the issues and attendant objectives will be described in advance of the particular conference or meeting to the facilitator and participants.

Full details are provided in the RFP document which is available only through MERX at or 1-800-964-6379, MERX reference number 367800.

Submissions will be received as follows:
Date: May 20, 2016
Time: Before 3:00:00pm (Toronto local time)

Proposals are to be submitted at the following address:

Ontario Energy Board (OEB)
2300 Yonge Street, 27th Floor
Toronto, ON M4P 1E4

Attention: Catherine Torrese Benyi, Procurement Specialist

The reception area on the 27th Floor is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto local time).


Deadline for Bidders' Questions: May 10, 2016
Deadline for issuing Addenda:     May 16, 2016



Contracting Authority

  Name Catherine Torrese Benyi
  Address 2300 Yonge Street - 27th Floor, P.O. Box 2319

  City Toronto
  State / Province ON
  Country Canada
  Postal Code M4P 1E4
  Phone 416-440-7657
  Fax 416-440-7671
  Website URL

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