The Office of Fugitive Affairs (OFA) was an agency within the Ferengi Alliance which was actually a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ferengi Commerce Authority. Any bounty hunter operating in Ferengi space were requested to file a request with the OFA and submit a bid for which civil rights they would like removed from their target. The greater the rights removed such as allowing for execution thus required a greater bid with a minimum bid being a necessity to conduct any such hunting activity.
Once done, a ten-day wait was needed for the Tenders of Rights Suspension where during this moratarium the hunter was not allowed to attack their target. Once the Tenders were registered, the prey was allowed to submit a counteroffer but was not allowed to leave offworld. (DS9 module: Raiders, Renegades & Rogues)