NERA, an independent not-for-profit organisation funded through Federal Government grants and collaborative programs by state/territory governments, industry and the science and research community, is the legal entity overseeing delivery of the Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA). CODA is delivered in partnership with our partners, which includes operators, service companies, research organisations and other stakeholders.
Organisations can provide a proposal for one or more of the studies. Proponents can conduct studies in parallel with each other.
NERA seeks submissions from professional organisations for CODA projects by 5:00pm (AWST) on 9 April 2021.
Each study is expected to take a maximum of six months to complete — this period will commence upon full execution and signing of the agreement by each party.
Proponents should respond to the Request for Proposals (RFP) by completing the online RFP form and attaching any relevant supporting documentation. Should you have any queries about this process please email
The following process and timeframe will be applied to reviewing, selecting and approving proposals.

10 March 2021 Applications open — please complete the online Request for Proposal form if you wish to make a submission.

9 April 2021 Applications close & review process commences — Proposals will be evaluated in consultation with our project partners. We may seek specialised assistance to support our assessments. Further information and supporting material may be requested when developing a shortlist. Shortlisted proponents may be required to present their proposal to a selection panel.

30 April 2021 Successful applicants will be notified.
We will endeavour to notify successful applicants by 30 April 2021.
Yes. Note that NERA may be required to disclose some information to the Federal Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources as part of its reporting requirements. Both NERA and the Federal Government have processes in place for commercially sensitive information.

NERA is subject to the National Privacy Principles (‘NPPs’) that are contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (‘Privacy Act’) which governs how CODA handles personal information.

NERA will not disclose proposals contents and information, except:
  • as required by law;
  • for the purpose of investigations by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission or other government authorities having relevant jurisdiction;
  • to external consultants and advisers who may be engaged to assist with the proposal process.

  • No legal relationship will be created between NERA and any successful applicant unless a binding Agreement is executed by both parties.

    NERA reserves the right, in its absolute discretion at any time, to vary or extend any time or date specified for a Request for Proposals round and can amend these guidelines and terms and conditions. These guidelines do not form any legal arrangement between NERA and any other party.