We have released a consultation paper seeking views on the design elements of an “option to deliver” contract for potential inclusion in the March 2020 Emissions Reduction Fund auction.
See ‘A new approach to contracting under the Emissions Reduction Fund - an option to deliver’ for more information, including information on how to submit feedback.
To bid at an auction you must have been approved at both the auction qualification and auction registration stages. If you have successfully registered to participate in an auction you will be provided with a unique code and information on how to submit your bid using the online auction bidding platform—AusTender. This information will include a pre-filled auction bid form.
A bid can only be submitted by the auction bidder identified at
auction qualification. If you want to change who is able to bid at auction use the
documentasset::Application to appoint, remove or vary the details of an authorised bidder.
If a bid is successful, the participant will automatically enter into a carbon abatement contract with the Clean Energy Regulator, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia, covering the project(s) related to the bid.
Only one bid can be submitted during the auction window, and participants are not able to correct any errors. However, participants may withdraw their bids before the auction closes by using the bid withdrawal form, but will not be able to submit a new bid. The bid withdrawal form is available in AusTender during the auction.
When you place a bid at an auction, you set the financial terms of your contract. Placing a bid means you agree to these financial terms if you are successful at the auction, including the:
The Clean Energy Regulator selects projects to contract with solely on the basis of the price bid at the auction. Participants with the most competitive prices are successful. More information on the specific selection process is included in the
We engage an independent probity advisor to assess and report on the probity of the Emissions Reduction Fund auctions. The advisor assesses business processes, separation of roles and responsibilities, and confidentiality of information such as auction bids and abatement volumes.
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