Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (ODACC) released its 2020 Annual Report, its first annual report that includes the first 10 months since the adjudication provisions of the Construction Act came into force.
During the 2020 fiscal year, ODACC certified 65 adjudicators, including engineers, project managers, lawyers, quantity surveyors, arbitrators, architects and an accountant. The adjudicators set their hourly rate, between $250 and $750 per hour. In addition, 95% of adjudicators are willing to conduct adjudications for a flat fee rate that is proportionate to the amount in dispute. These flat fee rates range from $800 to $3,000.
Thirty-seven of the adjudicators willing to travel to Durham Region without travel or disbursement charges.
During ODACC's 2020 fiscal year, 32 adjudications were commenced at ODACC. Of the 32 adjudications, 3 adjudications resulted in the rendering of a determination - 2 in Durham Region and 1 in Essex. All three were in the residential sector. Seven adjudications remain open, and the remaining were withdrawn on consent by the parties.
During the 2020 fiscal year, ODACC received $3,975 (plus HST) in adjudication fees and $1,000 (plus HST) in adjudication referral fees.