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Request for Proposals (RFP) - Deschutes Domestic Relations Mediation Services

Deschutes County Circuit Court is seeking applications from qualified providers of court-connected domestic relations mediation services.  The Request for Proposals (RFP) closes on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 3:00pm.  The qualifications for court-connected domestic relations mediators can be found in the Uniform Trial Court Rules - Chapter 12.

Oregon Judcial Department has released in OregonBuys RFP No. S-19800-00010703 for Deschutes Domestic Relations Mediation Services.  This is notice of release of the RFP only.  The RFP documentation can be accessed in the OregonBuys eProcurement system.  Interested service providers are encouraged to review the RFP documentation for possible response.  Please note, only vendors registered in OregonBuys can access the RFP documentation.  If you are not a registered vendor, you can become one by clicking on the link "Complete Registration" on the OregonBuys homepage.


The Deschutes County Circuit Court believes that people who work together to reach a solution for child custody and parenting time issues are more likely to honor the agreement and work cooperatively within the agreement.  Therefore, the Circuit Court has adopted Supplementary Local Rule 12.015 (SLR) which requires the use of mediation services to make an initial attempt to resolve issues related to child custody and parenting time.
You should read the complete text SLR 12.015 to fully understand what is required under the Rule.
For more information about Parental Mediation Services, please visit Mediation in Family Law Cases

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If you would like to participate in Parental Mediation Services, please contact the Oregon Mediation Association to identify a mediator who meets your needs.  Some mediators might offer remote mediation services.  The parties in the case are responsible for any costs associated with Parental Mediation Services.

The Parental Mediation Service is different from Small Claims and FED (Forcible Entry and Detainer or Landlord-Tennant) Mediation Services which are directly managed by the Court.