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Office Of Dispute Resolution For Acquisition (ODRA)

The Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA) is the sole, statutorily designated tribunal for all contract disputes and bid protests under the FAA's Acquisition Management System. The ODRA dispute resolution process recognizes that it is in the best interests of the FAA and its private sector business partners to work collaboratively to avoid and, where possible, voluntarily resolve acquisition-related controversies in a timely and fair manner. To that end, consistent with its statutory mandate, the ODRA uses a variety of dispute avoidance and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques to the maximum extent practicable. For those matters that cannot be avoided or resolved through the use of ADR, the ODRA provides a flexible and efficient adjudication process under the authority of the Administrative Procedure Act.

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