What are nominating authorities?
Nominating authorities are important to the administration of adjudication services to Claimants under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 . They have been authorised by the Tasmanian government to perform the following functions:
- receive adjudication applications from claimants
- provide assistance to parties regarding the adjudication process
- recruit adjudicators with appropriate skills and qualifications
- nominate an adjudicator to decide an adjudication application
- serve copies of the adjudication decision
- issues adjudication certificates to Claimants (if requested).
Nominating authority fees
Nominating authorities charge fees for their services. Before selecting a nominating authority, the Claimant should ask about likely fees and expenses from adjudication.
List of nominating authorities
These services are authorised to operate in Tasmania
|Nominating authority||Registration number||Contact details|
|Australian Solutions Centre Pty Ltd||TNA01061002|
Phone: 1300 722 624
|RICS Dispute Resolution Service||TNA01061003|
Phone: 1300 953 459
|Adjudicate Today Pty Limited||TNA01061001|
Reserve Bank Building
Phone: 1300 760 297
Level 2, 13-15 Bridge Street
Phone: 02 9251 3366
|ABC Dispute Resolution Service||TNA01061005|
Phone: 1300 857 383
What are adjudicators?
After an application for adjudication is lodged with a nominating authority, it will appoint an adjudicator to review all relevant documents that were lodged and to make a determination. Adjudicators are private individuals engaged by nominating authorities on the basis of their skills and knowledge of construction industry payment disputes. Once appointed to hear an application, the adjudicator will notify both parties to the payment dispute.
Nominating authorities are required to ensure that adjudicators they nominate meet minimum competencies and comply with professional standards of conduct.