Circular No: C&P/244/11/tl
5 November 2020
SCAL has continuing been providing feedback to government on the challenges and financial hardship faced by contractors. We had highlighted on the need to provide and legislate the Extension of Time (EoT) and prolongation costs relief for contractors both for public and private sector projects.
We are pleased to inform members that key principles of our recommendations have been incorporated in the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 3) Bill that was passed in Parliament on 3 November 2020. Details of the Bill are in BCA’s circular attached.
Under the Amendment, stakeholders in the built environment (BE) sector affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be provided additional relief measures as follows:
Both relief measures (A) and (B) are scheduled to come into effect in end November 2020. Further details of these amendments, together with the necessary changes in subsidiary legislation, are still being worked out and will be announced later. MND will separately provide more details on relief measure (C) on the relief for extension of date of delivery of possession for developers.
For any enquiries, you may contact BCA at https://www.bca.gov.sg/feedbackform/ on the above. SCAL will keep members updated on latest developments and announcements.