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Part Number: 3033

Homeland Security Acquisition Regulations

Subpart 3033.2 - Disputes and Appeals

3033.201 Definitions.

Agency Board of Contract Appeals means the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA).

3033.211 Contracting officer's decision.

For DHS contracts, the Board of Contract Appeals (BCA) noted in (FAR) 48 CFR 33.211 is the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA). The Board's address for each method of filing is as follows:

(a) For e-file: cbca.efile@cbca.gov.

(b) U.S. Postal Service Mail: 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405.

(c) Overnight or Courier Delivery: 1800 M Street NW, Room 600 South, Washington, DC 20036.

3033.214 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

(c) The Administrative Dispute Resolution Act (ADRA) of 1996, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 571, et seq., authorizes and encourages agencies to use mediation, conciliation, arbitration, and other techniques for the prompt and informal resolution of disputes, and for other purposes. CBCA guidance on ADR may be obtained at http://www.gsbca.gsa.gov/CBCA-17712-v1-CBCA_ADR_INFORMATION.pdf or from the CBCA upon request. ADR procedures may be used -

(1) When there is mutual consent by the parties to participate in the ADR process (with consent being obtained either before or after an issue in controversy has arisen);

(2) Prior to the submission of a claim; and

(3) In resolution of a formal claim.