GSA

Federal Supply Service

 

 

Management, Organizational and Business Improvement Services (MOBIS)

 

Federal Supply Schedule Class 874

Contract No. GS-10F-0210M

  

  

 

TechLaw, Inc.
14500 Avion Parkway
Suite 300
Chantilly, Virginia  20151

 

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9/16/03


Management, Organizational and Business Improvement Services

MOBIS

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

 Federal Supply Service

Authorized Federal Supply Schedule Price List

 

Federal Supply Class 874

 

Contract Number:                  GS-10F-0210M

Contract Base Period:           March 25, 2002 through March 24, 2007

Option Period 1:                     March 25, 2007 through March 24, 2012

Option Period 2:                     March 25, 2012 through March 24, 2017

Option Period 3:                     March 25, 2017 through March 24, 2022 

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Contractor:   TechLaw, Inc.
14500 Avion Parkway
Suite 300
Chantilly, VA  20151
Business Size:  Large  
Telephone:   (703) 818-1000   DUNS No.:   11-621-1863  
Fax Number:  (703) 818-8813   CAGE Code:  OK377  
Web Site:  www.techlawinc.com      
Contract Administration   Marketing Contact  
Name:    Yolanda Drake Name:  Barbara Wallace  
Email:  Ydrake@techlawinc.com Email:  Bwallace@techlawinc.com

Table of Contents

Federal Supply Service
Customer Information
TechLaw Overview
SCHEDULE OF ITEMS PRICE CATALOGUE
Consulting Services 
SIN 874-1: 
Consulting Services
SIN 874-1: 
Facilitation Services
SIN 874-2: 
Facilitation Services
SIN 874-2: 
Training Services
SIN 874-4:
Training Services
SIN 874-4:
Support Products
SIN 874-5: 
Support Services
SIN 874-5: 
Program Integration and 
Project Management Services

SIN 874-7:         
Program Integration and 
Project Management Services

SIN 874-7:         
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services
SIN 874-8:        
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services
SIN 874-8:        

 


CUSTOMER INFORMATION

Table of Awarded Special Item Numbers  

874-1 Consulting Services  
874-2 Facilitation Services  
874-4 Training Services 
874-5 Support Products  
874-7 Program Integration & Project Management Services  
874-8 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services  

 

Maximum Order:  $1,000,000.00   Minimum Order:  $300.00  
Geographic Coverage:  Domestic Only Point(s) of Production: TechLaw offices and client sites, as appropriate

Prices are as shown on the attached price list; the government discount has been included.  
These prices are in effect until further notice.  

Quantity Discounts: None Prompt Payment Terms:  Net 30 days
Annotate if Government commercial credit card is accepted:  [X] YES   [   ] NO

Discount for payment by Government commercial credit card: Not Applicable  

Foreign items:  None Time of delivery: To be determined at time of order  
FOB point(s):  Destination  
Ordering Address:   TechLaw, Inc.  
14500 Avion Parkway, Suite 300  
Chantilly, VA 20151  
Payment Address:   TechLaw, Inc.  
14500 Avion Parkway, Suite 300  
Chantilly, VA 20151  
Warranty provision: Not Applicable   Export packing charges: Not Applicable  
Terms and conditions of Government purchase card acceptance:  Accepted in accordance with Federal Acquisition Rules 2.101  

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TECHLAW OVERVIEW

TechLaw, Inc. (TechLaw), an employee-owned company founded in 1983, is a nationwide provider of environmental and information management services to the government sector.  We have a long history of providing quality management and organizational business improvement services to help public sector clients meet their organizational challenges.  We offer services in six Special Item Numbers (SIN) identified in the GSA Schedule:

          SIN 874-1 - Consulting Services: Strategic business, and action planning; high performance work; process and productivity improvement; organizational assessments; and program audits and evaluations.

          SIN 874-2 - Facilitation Services:  Meeting planning and logistics; facilitation planning; facilitation; convening; and summaries, drafts for the permanent record, and draft and final reports for release.

          SIN 874-4 - Training Services:  Business Process Reengineering/Process Improvement; Mission, Vision, and Values; Effective Teams; and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

          SIN 874-5 - Support Products:  Materials to support our consulting, facilitation, training, program and project management, and alternative dispute resolution services.

          SIN 874-7 - Program Integration and Project Management Services:  Program management; program integration; and project management.

          SIN 874-8 - Alternative Dispute Resolution Services:  Mediation; negotiated rule-making; early neutral evaluation; non-binding arbitration; binding arbitration; and mini trials.

TechLaw is based in the Washington, DC area and has offices in 14 other cities throughout the United States.  Our offices are strategically located near federal government regional offices to better serve our government clients. Our multi-disciplinary professional staff has experience providing MOBIS services and support products to a variety of public agencies.  Many of our staff members served as administrators, managers, or staff in public agencies prior to joining TechLaw.  In these roles, they faced the challenge to government to improve performance and become more efficient and effective at less cost.  They bring that first-hand, front line experience to their consulting assignments.  We tailor our approach to the unique requirements of the client and each assignment and work closely with the client throughout the assignment.  Our goal is always to meet client needs, assure client satisfaction, and leave our clients with a legacy of success.


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SCHEDULE OF ITEMS

SIN 874-1:      Consulting Services

TechLaw helps public enterprises meet their management challenges through the use of well-defined business process reengineering (BPR) methods, strategic planning, organizational analysis, and other change management tools.  We offer a top-level management perspective to complement our comprehensive understanding of contemporary issues and trends impacting governmental organizations.  We also bring to bear our depth of critical information management and applications expertise.  We are thoroughly familiar with the full range of public policy issues, federal and state government statutes and regulations, stakeholder concerns, and other sensitivities unique to the public sector.  A sampling of our service areas is provided below.

Strategic, Business and Action Planning.  Over the life of an organization its mission and objectives can be obscured by changes in priorities, redundancies with other agencies and programs, legislated mandates or fluctuating funding.  We assist our clients in developing a clear mission statement on which to focus work activities, set direction and align objectives and practices with the organization s values through visioning sessions, and interviews with senior management.  We then provide strategic planning support, giving our clients the tools necessary to shape their future, rather than maintain a reactive position.  We assist clients in developing a planning process, not merely a static plan. 

High Performance Work.  Government organizations are striving to improve quality as a result of mandates such as the Government Performance and Results Act, Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, and Executive Order 13048.  TechLaw helps clients establish quality programs that are consistent with international standards, such as ISO 9000 and ISO14000, as well as the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award (MBNQA) and the President s Award for Quality.  Members of our staff are certified MBNQA reviewers and certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditors.  Our approach leverages existing programs when possible, working to enhance and modify working systems to achieve a higher performance rather than starting from scratch.  This minimizes disruption to the organization, achieves greater buy-in throughout the organization, and achieves the quickest and most cost-efficient results. 

Process and Productivity Improvement.  In this age of reinvention, government organizations must improve their performance, quality, timeliness, and efficiency, often while also lowering costs and maintaining day-to-day operations.  Such achievements require radical changes in performance rather than incremental improvements achieved solely through quality management programs.  TechLaw helps government agencies achieve breakthrough performance improvement by using our proven six-step methodology to effectively manage complex reinvention efforts.  Our approach includes integrated training modules and team building tools to help achieve success.  Flexibility in the methodology and staffing allows us to facilitate client teams to perform the work or to provide consultants to perform tasks to meet the client s specific needs.  Our reinvention engagements have resulted in elimination of redundant or outdated processes, streamlined processes to reduce cycle time, reduced costs or increased customer satisfaction, and enhanced communications and customer service through establishment of one-stop customer service centers. To assure long term success of reinvented processes, TechLaw s approach includes implementation of meaningful performance measures and the full integration across processes where appropriate. 

Organizational Assessments.  Changes in administration, mission, work processes, responsibilities, and size often result in organizational strain and require objective evaluation.  We assist organizations develop a rational structure that is aligned with their current mission, work processes and strategic plan.  Our consultants develop an understanding of the organization and its work through employee and stakeholder interviews, document reviews and direct observation.  We often support this understanding through targeted benchmarking.  We recommend the most appropriate structure and include clarification of roles/responsibilities, appropriate spans of controls for managers, simplification of working relationships by grouping similar work functions, and a full justification for change.  To ensure implementation success, we also identify potential barriers to implementation, such as insufficient communication or outdated information technology resources.  Our recommendations are consistent with civil service or other governing requirements. 

Program Audits and Evaluations.  Government organizations often need an objective review of their efficiency and effectiveness in fulfilling their missions.  Such reviews may be driven by the privatization of their programs.  TechLaw assesses program performance using tools and methods, such as interview guides, focus group workshops and external stakeholder involvement, to identify both achievements and shortcomings in performance.  We identify systemic problems with program consistency, standardization, process inefficiency, performance accountability, cost, coordination and communication, and any other potential barriers to the organization s full achievement of its program objectives.  We seek out root causes to the problems, which are often hidden, and provide recommendations to improve them.  Our recommendations include a strategy for implementation, often using a tiered approach to improve success and minimize unnecessary disruption to the organization.

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SIN 874-2:      Facilitation Services

Facilitation is used by government agencies to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of teams working on collaborative efforts or integrated work products.  Facilitation is also often used to assist the government to negotiate effectively with parties with different interests, to discuss and, if possible, reach agreement regarding policy issues.  These facilitation services may include policy dialogues or negotiated rulemaking.  A neutral facilitator provides increased meeting efficiency, objectivity, and improved communication.  TechLaw has broad experience in convening and facilitating negotiated rulemaking proceedings and policy dialogues.  These proceedings and dialogues bring together representatives of affected interests to discuss the issues at hand, in a structured and productive manner.

TechLaw s approach to facilitation recognizes the important preliminary steps in initiating a policy dialogue or regulatory negotiation.  For example, since agreement is often a desired outcome in negotiated rulemaking proceedings, all interested stakeholders must be adequately represented.  Once the appropriate stakeholders have been identified and involved in a policy dialogue, TechLaw s skilled facilitators manage the process, work with the parties to establish the agenda, and facilitate the discussions.   The TechLaw facilitator helps to establish a process in which all participants believe that their interests are served by participating. 

Convening, which is the process of identifying stakeholders in an issue and obtaining their involvement, is an important first step prior to holding a meeting or commencing negotiations regardless of the meeting s size or purpose.  Through our experience, we have developed efficient methods and tools to rapidly identify key stakeholders and to branch out to assure full representation across all sides of the issue.

TechLaw neutrals are skilled at implementing effective meetings to ensure that all objectives are met, appropriate stakeholders are identified, and parties are able to participate in a well-planned meeting.  This enables parties to establish and maintain momentum.  Our approach reflects the purpose of the meeting, whether it is to resolve a dispute, reach consensus in a specific area, or simply to identify important elements of an issue and the positions of the parties.  TechLaw facilitators have the skills and tools to help parties identify their common interests, improve communications, keep the negotiations on track, and assist the parties to creatively generate new options.  We also offer important logistical support, which can be critical to a successful outcome but may be overlooked. 

Negotiated rulemaking, policy dialogues, and facilitated policy discussions all involve bringing together representatives of affected interests to discuss, in a structured manner, regulations, policies or issues and developing an agreement that everyone can understand.  TechLaw facilitators provide the legal, technical, scientific and analytical skills, which are necessary to understand and facilitate complex issues and fully address all parties concerns.  These skills are necessary when facilitating a meeting, recording discussion content, providing a draft for the permanent record, or preparing draft and final reports for release. 

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SIN 874-4:  Training Services

Many service and production organizations have come to realize that their most valuable assets are their employees.  In this era of reinvention, information explosion and lightning-fast change, both public and private sector enterprises must continually improve the knowledge and productivity of their workforce; the adage work smarter not harder was never more meaningful.  To achieve these goals, leading organizations now invest substantially in targeted training to increase the value of their human capital.

TechLaw assists these leading-edge organizations by providing several highly successful training courses.  Synopses of our MOBIS-related training courses are presented below.  We also develop custom courses in consultation with clients under SIN 874-1.

Business Process Reengineering/Process Improvement (BPR).  In many cases, existing work processes were not designed from the ground up.   Instead, these processes typically evolved over time in an incremental fashion, as management priorities shifted and new technologies were adopted likely taking many twists and turns along the way.  As a result, many core work processes have become difficult to execute and have moved away from the ultimate reason for their existence serving the customer.  These outdated processes no longer meet the demands of today s high-performance workplace.

Our 2-day course provides key managers and employees with the skills and methods they need to reinvent the way they work.  For example, we teach attendees how to form and work in powerful and highly productive teams to tackle their cross-boundary work processes.  We then provide them with the knowledge and tools to identify and completely redesign the core work processes of their organization.  Just as importantly, we teach implementation and change management techniques to ensure that their good ideas are put into action for the benefit of the organization.

           In this course, attendees learn:

        Business process reengineering principles, processes and techniques

        How to build effective teams and conduct highly productive meetings

        The importance of designing customer satisfaction into the new processes

        How to break old paradigms and create new ones that foster breakthrough improvements

        How to craft concise, on-target mission and vision statements for the processes

        How to identify, define and map key work processes in their organization

        Techniques to streamline existing work processes

        How to dramatically improve work processes that cut across organizational boundaries

        How to develop organizational structures around the newly defined processes

        How to measure process improvements (cycle time, cost, level of effort, etc.)

        How to implement and manage the changes that accompany the newly designed processes

Mission, Vision and Values.  Internal and external drivers (e.g., new legislation, government reinvention, and the end of the Cold War) cause many government agencies to periodically change their focus or priorities.  When this occurs, it can be highly beneficial to redefine the mission, vision and values of the organization.  Properly stated and communicated, these items form the touchstone to guide all employees in their daily work activities.  Our half-day course teaches attendees how to craft concise and on-target mission, vision and value statements, as well as to develop strategies, tactics, goals, and performance measures and targets that help to support and implement the mission, vision and values.  As part of the course, we facilitate sessions to develop mission, vision and value statements for the target agency.

This course teaches attendees to:

        Define tightly-focused mission, vision and value statements that help lead the organization to improved performance

        Understand the relationships between mission, vision, values, strategies, tactics, goals, and performance measures and targets

        Break old paradigms and create new ones that foster breakthrough improvements

        Focus on customer service and satisfaction to ensure the organization s success

        Develop improvement strategies, tactics, goals, and performance measures and targets based on the organization s defined mission, vision and values

Effective Teams.  Many of the pressing issues that face government agencies today require multi-disciplinary solutions (e.g., reinvention efforts must address a range of customers, employees, stakeholders and new technology requirements).  The best way to harness the necessary cross-functional talent is through high-performing teams.  Our half-day course lays out roles and responsibilities of team members that ensure the success of the team.  We emphasize the difference between teams and boards, committees, etc. to develop productive working groups, not mere decision-making bodies.  Our course also outlines the four stages of team development so that team members know what behaviors, successes and pitfalls to expect over the life of the team.  Further, we teach attendees how to conduct highly productive team meetings that accomplish the necessary objectives and stay on schedule.  These new skills are highly transferable to other areas of their work, which increases the productivity and value of all team members.

In this course, attendees learn:

        The four stages of team growth that occur over the life of every team and how these impact team performance

        How to select team members and skill sets to ensure the team s success

        Proper roles and responsibilities of team members to deliver high productivity

        How to conduct effective working meetings that lead to positive results

        How to harness the power of teams, both during and between meetings

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS).  The federal government has taken a keen interest in preserving our nation s natural resources and preventing pollution, as evidenced in federal procurement practices and many other initiatives.  ISO 14001 presents a unique opportunity for government agencies to incorporate environmental protection into their reinvention efforts.  This international Standard provides a consistent framework to develop a total quality management (TQM)-based EMS that addresses the activities of the agency as well as its contractors and suppliers.

TechLaw pioneered the system consistent approach to designing and implementing an ISO 14001-based EMS across a large organization.  To facilitate this effort, we developed our proprietary ISO 14001 EMS Toolkit , which forms the basis of this 2-day training course.  Our clients have attested that this methodology reduced their implementation costs and level of effort by as much as 80 percent compared to conventional approaches.

Using our comprehensive and user-friendly Toolkit, we begin with an introduction to environmental management systems.  The course then guides the attendees through each section of the complex ISO 14001 Standard in a step-by-step process.  Our Toolkit contains numerous best practices and lessons learned from assisting a broad range of clients, including government agencies.  We show attendees how to improve both environmental and business performance through creative development of objectives and targets.  In addition, we focus on integrating the EMS with existing processes and practices, such as planning, quality management and human resource management rather than creating another set of stand-alone activities.  This greatly increases acceptance by, and ease of implementation within, the organization.

           In addition to these business-critical features, our Toolkit course helps save time and cost with:

        An intuitive, process-oriented method to determine environmental aspects and impacts

        Techniques to quickly document environmental responsibilities without rewriting job descriptions

        A realistic project schedule to keep the work on track toward stated goals

        Customizable awareness training modules to prepare the organization for certification audits

        An easy-to-use software based on common applications

 

            This course offers attendees:

        An introduction to environmental management systems

        The intricacies of the ISO 14001 Standard and requirements to achieve registration

        Our system-consistent approach to developing a model EMS that can be used across the entire organization

        A step-wise approach to meet the requirements of each section of the ISO 14001 Standard

        Techniques and tools to quickly identify environmental aspects and impacts, as well as personnel roles and responsibilities without having to re-write job descriptions

        Economical EMS development and implementation

        Numerous lessons learned and best practices

        How to use the EMS to improve both environmental and financial performance

        How to build upon and integrate with existing processes and systems, including quality management, planning and human resources

        How to drive responsibility to the proper level

        What the registrar will look for during audits

        How to negotiate with the registrar to reduce the number of audits for large organizations

        How to ensure continual improvement

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SIN 874-5:  Support Products

TechLaw develops materials to support our consultation, facilitation, training, program management and project integration, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services (SINs 874-1, 874-2, 874-4, 874-7, and 874-8, respectively).  Our support products include custom-designed and off the shelf materials, as well as additional copies of course materials from our training programs.  Support materials often aid organizational improvement efforts.  Together with expert consulting, facilitation, training, program and project management or ADR techniques, support products can play a significant role in achieving the goals of management, organizational, and business improvement efforts. 

Our approach to support product development (customized or off the shelf) includes the following elements:

        Define the intended user or target audience

        Define the product s purpose

-   Motivate generate interest or stimulate action

-   Inform provide background knowledge or other types of information which facilitates achieving the desired action

-   Instruct provide instruction or teach so learning can take place

        Select the appropriate media (print or visual) by matching the desired message, target audience, and media to meet the goal

        Budget considerations (message development, product, reproduction, and distribution)

        Assemble experienced production team

        Produce product

        Evaluate product

 Examples of products we develop using these elements are:

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SIN 874-7:      Program Integration and Project Management Services 

TechLaw has provided programmatic support to government agencies since its inception in 1983.  We are known for our long-standing relationships with many clients.  Our longevity with these clients and the quality of our performance illustrates our valued contribution to specific programs and their implementation.  A sampling of these service areas is provided below.

Program Management.  Under certain administrative or managerial conditions federal agencies require contractor assistance in program management including times when an agency needs either highly specialized or a number of focused resources.  Our approach to program management is to provide skilled consultants who have the background and ability to understand the agency, its program mission, and needs.  We work within the legislated or regulatory framework of the client agency to provide seamless, integrated support that is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Program.  Consistent with our approach, our senior consultants work with agency executives to assure program objectives are set and adhered to while also assuring sound communication channels are established to keep agency managers apprised of all relevant issues, findings, etc.  Types of work we typically provide include the design of management tools, development of guidance materials in support of new regulations or procedures, cost benefit analyses, regulatory analyses as well as all levels of technical program implementation.  In performing our work, we meet all agency contractual, financial and other reporting requirements.

Program Integration.  Government agencies frequently face programs with overlapping or shared responsibilities for a common task or objective, which require integrated responses or coordination of work activities.  TechLaw excels at program integration, working to build bridges across different, and sometimes competing, programs and disciplines.  We work with representatives of differing programs (sometimes in different agencies that address the same issues) to clarify objectives and goals; improve communications; and identify and remove barriers that may impede progress. Our professionals, many of whom are trained facilitators, are skilled at integration of multi-disciplinary teams and are successful at recognizing the need for and drawing upon appropriate and specialized resources to best achieve results. 

Project Management.  Sound project management is essential for government agencies that rely on contractor support.  TechLaw has successfully managed thousands of projects under its various support contracts with state and federal agencies, ranging from projects of a small nature (less than $10,000) to more robust assignments (over $3 million).  Regardless of the project size, our approach to project management is very basic.  We provide experienced project managers, who are equipped with the appropriate technical resources, protocols, and management tools to perform the work efficiently and effectively.  Reflecting the importance we attribute to communications, we initiate projects by developing clearly stated work plans to identify the scope of work, define our approach and deliverables, and identify schedule milestones.  We implement a strong quality review program to assure the technical integrity of our work products.

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SIN 874-8:      Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services

ADR services are a major tool to solve complex disputes for government agencies and private parties.  ADR techniques such as facilitation, mediation, early neutral evaluation, non-binding and binding arbitration, and mini-trials, provide more cost-effective, flexible and effective alternatives to litigation for settling complex multi-party disputes.  ADR techniques, especially mediation, enable parties to craft solutions to problems in creative ways that courts simply cannot.  They also provide a mechanism to preserve business or personal relationships.  TechLaw excels in the ability to understand and facilitate the settlement of complex technical and legal disputes, while maintaining neutrality.  As attorneys, TechLaw ADR professionals fully understand the legal issues to facilitate settlement.  We apply sound analytical skills in analyzing evidence, and often draw upon technology applications, such as relational databases, to assure an accurate reflection of evidence.  A sampling of our services is provided below. 

Mediation.  Disputing parties utilize the services of a skilled mediator to assist them settle a matter.  Mediation is quicker, more cost-effective, and has fewer negative effects on existing relationships than litigation.  TechLaw mediators help by designing a mediation process tailored to each case.  This enables parties to address their specific concerns and helps parties to avoid impasses.  Importantly, the parties remain in control of the substance and decision making.  By thorough analysis of the issues in each case, we understand each parties issues, viewpoints, and alternatives to a negotiated solution.  TechLaw mediators also understand and can assist parties to apply litigation risk analysis as one method of considering settlement options.  TechLaw mediators have effectively settled a variety of different types of cases from single-party tort, employment, and civil litigation matters to complex, multi-party hazardous waste cost allocation disputes. 

Negotiated Rule-Making.  TechLaw brings together representatives of disparate interests from public, private, and non-profit organizations to facilitate negotiations or discussions on public policy issues.  We apply our understanding of governmental decision-making processes including requirements for public comment, the need for transparent decision making, and the decision-making chain of command to effectively convene, and facilitate policy dialogues and negotiated rulemaking proceedings.  Our professionals are especially skilled at helping parties develop and agree on highly technical regulations such as high level nuclear waste licensing.

Early Neutral Evaluation.  TechLaw neutrals settle complex technical disputes and civil litigation cases using Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) techniques.  After selection by the parties or appointment by a Court, TechLaw evaluates both parties arguments and presents an evaluation of the strengths and weakness of each party s case.  This fair and objective evaluation of the cases often provides a basis for the parties settlement.  Our ENE evaluation services provide parties with a sense of the range of likely outcomes should the case proceed to litigation.

Non-Binding Arbitration.  Non-binding arbitration is a preferred ADR method since it allows parties to review and evaluate an arbitration award without the risk of an unacceptable outcome.  Since arbitration awards are not binding, the parties can decide whether to accept the recommendation.  As arbitrators, TechLaw professionals typically work with the parties to design an acceptable arbitration procedure.  Non-binding arbitration procedures generally include a discovery phase, where the parties collect information about the case, and an advocacy phase, where the parties present their case to the neutral.  Once the parties have presented their case, TechLaw writes an opinion evaluating the evidence and each party s case and issues a recommended award.  Such a recommendation benefits parties in three important ways.  First, parties reduce the risk that the arbitration award will be unacceptable or irrational. Second, non-binding arbitration awards, even if not accepted by one or more parties, often provide a basis for further negotiations.  Third, a party can judge the strength of its case since the award indicates how the TechLaw neutral weighed the evidence and evaluated the arguments.  

Binding Arbitration.  Binding arbitration is perhaps the best known of all of the ADR techniques, and empowers a neutral to issue a final and binding award to settle all of the issues in a dispute.  TechLaw neutrals effectively draw from many variations and different procedures in binding arbitration, to assist the parties to shape the procedure and schedules in consideration of the specific case.  As neutrals, we observe the parties as they conduct discovery (often expedited), at a hearing, and receive written arguments.  We then take the case under advisement and issue a written award.  The award is a reasoned opinion to enable the parties to understand the basis of the decision, although arbitration awards are not cited or used for precedent in other cases.  TechLaw arbitrators are seasoned attorneys with experience as arbitrators and as mediators.

Mini Trials.  TechLaw neutrals facilitate mini-trials, enabling all parties to see and hear the other party s case in chief and then negotiate a settlement based on the information presented.  We help to design the mini-trial to suit the specific needs of the case, with parties generally agreeing on the number of representatives per side, and the length and method of presentation of each party s case.  Once each party has presented its case and responded to any questions from the neutral or the other side, the TechLaw neutral often meets privately with each side to facilitate settlement discussions.  We then play the same role as a mediator, meeting privately and jointly with the parties as appropriate, to facilitate settlement.  Because decision-makers from the parties have been present, and are available to participate in the settlement discussions, parties often find common ground and settle.  

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PRICE CATALOGUE

SIN 874-1:  CO NSULTING SERVICES

Provide expert advice, assistance, guidance or counseling in support of agencies management, organizational and business improvement efforts.

Base Period

SIN 874-1


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate

CONSULTING SERVICES

Labor Category

March 25, 2002 March 24, 2003

March 25, 2003 Dec. 31, 2003 

Jan. 1, 2004 March 24, 2004* 

March 25, 2004 March 24, 2005 

March 25, 2005 March 24, 2006 

March 25, 2006 March 24, 200

Senior Consultant

$168.10

$174.82

$174.39

$181.36

$188.62

$196.16

Consultant

$119.42

$124.20

$123.89

$128.84

$134.00

$139.36

Associate Consultant

$80.28

$83.49

$83.28

$86.61

$90.08

$93.68

Assistant Consultant

$55.78

$58.01

$57.87

$60.18

$62.59

$65.09

Assistant Analyst

$45.14

$46.95

$46.83

$48.70

$50.65

$52.68

Senior Legal Professional

$207.42

$215.72

$215.18

$223.78

$232.74

$242.05

Legal Professional

$114.73

$119.32

$119.02

$123.78

$128.73

$133.88

Assistant Legal Professional

$65.32

$67.93

$67.76

$70.47

$73.29

$76.22

Senior Legal Assistant

$50.62

$52.64

$52.51

$54.61

$56.80

$59.07

Legal Assistant

$42.16

$43.85

$43.74

$45.49

$47.31

$49.20

Senior Administrative Assistant

$53.10

$55.22

$55.09

$57.29

$59.58

$61.96

Administrative Assistant

$51.10

$53.14

$53.01

$55.13

$57.34

$59.63

Clerical Support

$49.18

$51.15

$51.02

$53.06

$55.18

$57.39

* Beginning January 21, 2004, TechLaw's prices decrease in response to a decrease in the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) of 1/4% (.25%).

OPTION Period 1

SIN 874-1


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate

CONSULTING SERVICES

Labor Category

March 25, 2007 March 24, 2008

March 25, 2008 
March 24, 2009 

March 25, 2009 March 24, 2010 

March 25, 2010 March 24, 2011 

March 25, 2011 March 24, 2012 

Senior Consultant

$204.01

$212.17

$220.66

$229.48

$238.66

Consultant

$144.93

$150.73

$156.76

$163.03

$169.55

Associate Consultant

$97.43

$101.33

$105.38

$109.59

$113.98

Assistant Consultant

$67.70

$70.40

$73.22

$76.15

$79.19

Assistant Analyst

$54.78

$56.97

$59.25

$61.62

$64.09

Senior Legal Professional

$251.73

$261.80

$272.27

$283.16

$294.49

Legal Professional

$139.24

$144.81

$150.60

$156.62

$162.89

Assistant Legal Professional

$79.27

$82.44

$85.74

$89.17

$92.74

Senior Legal Assistant

$61.43

$63.89

$66.45

$69.10

$71.87

Legal Assistant

$51.17

$53.21

$55.34

$57.55

$59.86

Senior Administrative Assistant

$64.44

$67.02

$69.70

$72.49

$75.39

Administrative Assistant

$62.02

$64.50

$67.08

$69.76

$72.55

Clerical Support

$59.69

$62.07

$64.56

$67.14

$69.82

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OPTION Period 2

SIN 874-1


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate

CONSULTING SERVICES

Labor Category

March 25, 2012 March 24, 2013

March 25, 2013 March 24, 2014 

March 25, 2014 March 24, 2015 

March 25, 2015 March 24, 2016 

March 25, 2016 March 24, 2017 

Senior Consultant

$248.21

$258.14

$268.46

$279.20

$290.37

Consultant

$176.33

$183.38

$190.72

$198.35

$206.28

Associate Consultant

$118.54

$123.28

$128.21

$133.34

$138.67

Assistant Consultant

$82.36

$85.66

$89.08

$92.65

$96.35

Assistant Analyst

$66.65

$69.32

$72.09

$74.97

$77.97

Senior Legal Professional

$306.26

$318.52

$331.26

$344.51

$358.29

Legal Professional

$169.40

$176.18

$183.23

$190.56

$198.18

Assistant Legal Professional

$96.45

$100.31

$104.32

$108.49

$112.83

Senior Legal Assistant

$74.74

$77.73

$80.84

$84.08

$87.44

Legal Assistant

$62.25

$64.74

$67.33

$70.02

$72.82

Senior Administrative Assistant

$78.40

$81.54

$84.80

$88.19

$91.72

Administrative Assistant

$75.45

$78.47

$81.61

$84.87

$88.27

Clerical Support

$72.62

$75.52

$78.54

$81.68

$84.95

 

OPTION Period 3

SIN 874-1


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate

CONSULTING SERVICES

Labor Category

March 25, 2017 March 24, 2018

March 25, 2018 March 24, 2019 

March 25, 2019 March 24, 2020 

March 25, 2020 March 24, 2021 

March 25, 2021 March 24, 2022 

Senior Consultant

$301.98

$314.06

$326.62

$339.69

$353.28

Consultant

$214.53

$223.11

$232.04

$241.32

$250.97

Associate Consultant

$144.22

$149.99

$155.99

$162.23

$168.72

Assistant Consultant

$100.21

$104.21

$108.38

$112.72

$117.23

Assistant Analyst

$81.09

$84.34

$87.71

$91.22

$94.87

Senior Legal Professional

$372.62

$387.52

$403.02

$419.14

$435.91

Legal Professional

$206.11

$214.35

$222.92

$231.84

$241.11

Assistant Legal Professional

$117.34

$122.04

$126.92

$132.00

$137.28

Senior Legal Assistant

$90.94

$94.57

$98.36

$102.29

$106.38

Legal Assistant

$75.74

$78.77

$81.92

$85.19

$88.60

Senior Administrative Assistant

$95.39

$99.21

$103.17

$107.30

$111.59

Administrative Assistant

$91.80

$95.47

$99.29

$103.26

$107.39

Clerical Support

$88.35

$91.88

$95.56

$99.38

$103.36

 

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SIN 874-2:  FACILITATION SERVICES

Provide facilitation and related decision support services to agencies engaged in collaborative efforts, working groups, or integrated product, process or self-directed teams

Base Period

SIN 874-2


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate

FACILITATION SERVICES

Labor Category

March 25, 2002 March 24, 2003

March 25, 2003 Dec. 31, 2003 

Jan. 1, 2004 March 24, 2004* 

March 25, 2004 March 24, 2005 

March 25, 2005 March 24, 2006 

March 25, 2006 March 24, 200

Senior Consultant

$168.10

$174.82

$174.39

$181.362

$188.62

$196.16

Consultant

$119.42

$124.20

$123.89

$126.84

$134.00

$139.36

Associate Consultant

$80.28

$83.49

$83.28

$86.61

$90.08

$93.68

Assistant Consultant

$55.78

$58.01

$57.87

$60.18

$62.59

$65.09

Assistant Analyst

$45.14

$46.95

$46.83

$48.70

$50.65

$52.68

Senior Legal Professional

$207.42

$215.72

$215.18

$223.78

$232.74

$242.05

Legal Professional

$114.73

$119.32

$119.02

$123.78

$128.73

$133.88

Assistant Legal Professional

$65.32

$67.93

$67.76

$70.47

$73.29

$76.22

Senior Legal Assistant

$50.62

$52.64

$52.51

$54.61

$56.80

$59.07

Legal Assistant

$42.16

$43.85

$43.74

$45.49

$47.31

$49.20

Senior Administrative Assistant

$53.10

$55.22

$55.09

$57.29

$59.58

$61.96

Administrative Assistant

$51.10

$53.14

$53.01

$55.13

$57.34

$59.63

Clerical Support

$49.18

$51.15

$51.02

$53.06

$55.18

$57.39

* Beginning January 21, 2004, TechLaw's prices decrease in response to a decrease in the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) of 1/4% (.25%).

OPTION Period 1

SIN 874-2


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate

FACILITATION SERVICES

Labor Category

March 25, 2007 March 24, 2008

March 25, 2008 
March 24, 2009 

March 25, 2009 March 24, 2010 

March 25, 2010 March 24, 2011 

March 25, 2011 March 24, 2012 

Senior Consultant

$204.01

$212.17

$220.66

$229.48

$238.66

Consultant

$144.93

$150.73

$156.76

$163.03

$169.55

Associate Consultant

$97.43

$101.33

$105.38

$109.59

$113.98

Assistant Consultant

$67.70

$70.40

$73.22

$76.15

$79.19

Assistant Analyst

$54.78

$56.97

$59.25

$61.62

$64.09

Senior Legal Professional

$251.73

$261.80

$272.27

$283.16

$294.49

Legal Professional

$139.24

$144.81

$150.60

$156.62

$162.89

Assistant Legal Professional

$79.27

$82.44

$85.74

$89.17

$92.74

Senior Legal Assistant

$61.43

$63.89

$66.45

$69.10

$71.87

Legal Assistant

$51.17

$53.21

$55.34

$57.55

$59.86

Senior Administrative Assistant

$64.44

$67.02

$69.70

$72.49

$75.39

Administrative Assistant

$62.02

$64.50

$67.08

$69.76

$72.55

Clerical Support

$59.69

$62.07

$64.56

$67.14

$69.82

 

OPTION Period 2

SIN 874-2


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate


Government
Hourly Rate

FACILITATION SERVICES

Labor Category

March 25, 2012 March 24, 2013

March 25, 2013 March 24, 2014 

March 25, 2014 March 24, 2015 

March 25, 2015 March 24, 2016 

March 25, 2016 March 24, 2017 

Senior Consultant

$248.21

$258.14

$268.46

$279.20

$290.37

Consultant

$176.33

$183.38

$190.72

$198.35

$206.28