Security of payment - nominating authorities

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 authorityRegistration numberContact details
Australian Solutions Centre Pty LtdTNA01061002

Regus Miranda
Level 1, 29 Kiora Road
MIRANDA NSW 2228

Phone: 1300 722 624
Fax: 1300 722 924

Email: info@solutionscentre.com.au
Web: www.solutionscentre.com.au

RICS Dispute Resolution ServiceTNA01061003

Street address:
RICSDRS C/- Hobart Corporate Centre
Level 3/85 Macquarie Street
HOBART TAS 7000

Head office:
Suite 720, Level 7, 127 Creek Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000

Phone: 1300 953 459
Fax: 1300 953 529

Email: drsaus@rics.org or amahoney@rics.org

Web: www.rics.org

Adjudicate Today Pty LimitedTNA01061001

Reserve Bank Building
Level 6, 111 Macquarie Street
HOBART TAS 7000

Phone: 1300 760 297
Fax: 1300 760 220

Email: tas@adjudicate.com.au
Web: www.adjudicate.com.au

Resolution InstituteTNA01061004

Level 2, 13-15 Bridge Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

Phone: 02 9251 3366
Fax: 02 9251 3373

Email: nominations@resolution.institute
Web: www.resolution.institute

ABC Dispute Resolution ServiceTNA01061005

Postal address:
PO Box 7815, Waterfront Place
BRISBANE QLD 4001

Street address:
Level 3, 85 Macquarie Street
HOBART TAS 7000

Phone: 1300 857 383
Fax: 1300 857 384

Email: contactus@abcdrs.com.au
Web: www.abcdrs.com.au

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.

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