Consenting to Adjudicate
After all the Parties agree on an Adjudicator or ODACC appoints an Adjudicator, the Adjudicator will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org asking the Adjudicator to log in to ODACC’s Custom System to view a new update. For further information on ODACC’s Custom System and login instructions, please visit the following link: ODACC Custom System.
Once an Adjudicator logs in to ODACC’s Custom System, the Adjudicator will view a new notification in the Home screen. The notification will state: “The Parties selected you to adjudicate their case. Please click here to provide your consent to adjudicate.” If ODACC appoints an Adjudicator, a similar notification will appear stating, “ODACC invited you to adjudicate this case. Please click here to provide your consent to adjudicate.”
After an Adjudicator clicks on the link in the notification, the Adjudicator will be redirected to the “Conflict of Interest and Consent to Adjudicate” screen, a screenshot of which is available below (at Figure 1).
On the Conflict of Interest and Consent to Adjudicate screen, an Adjudicator can:
- View the Parties’ names;
- View the amount in dispute;
- Download a PDF of the Notice of Adjudication;
- Download a PDF of the Response to Notice of Adjudication; and
- Indicate if the Adjudicator consents to adjudicate or not, by selecting one of three options, as follows:
(a) I have no Conflict of Interest in adjudicating this case and I consent to adjudicate this case.
After consenting, the new case will be added to the Adjudicator’s “My Cases”. the Adjudicator will have to set the adjudication process and negotiate the fees with the Parties, details of which can be found at: Adjudication Process and Fees and Retainers.
(b) I have a Conflict of Interest and cannot accept this case.
(c) I cannot accept this case for other reasons.
- After clicking on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the Conflict of Interest and Consent to Adjudicate screen, the parties and ODACC will be notified if the Adjudicator consented or did not consent to adjudicate.
Adjudicators’ Contact Details
After an Adjudicator consents to adjudicate, the Adjudicator’s contact details will be available in the “Adjudicator” screen on ODACC’s Custom System, a screenshot of which is found below (at Figure 2). Parties will receive an email advising them that the Adjudicator consented to conduct the adjudication.