Subchapter N: Dispute Resolution

What are the purpose and scope of this subchapter?
What are the prerequisites to suit against the Department for contract breach?
Is sovereign immunity waived?
What are the requirements for notice of claim of breach of contract?
May the Department counterclaim?
Is there a duty to negotiate?
What is the negotiation timetable?
How are negotiations conducted?
What are the settlement approval procedures?
What are the requirements for the settlement agreement?
Who bears the costs of negotiations?
May a contractor request a contested case hearing?
Is mediation of contract claims available?
How should mediations be conducted?
Who bears the costs of mediation?
What are the requirements regarding a settlement agreement as a result of mediation?