Proposed Amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act Qld

As a result of stakeholder consultation carried out by Mr Andrew Wallace, a barrister with extensive industry experience, amendments have been recommended for the BCIPA of Queensland.  There are 3 key areas of reform most notably

  • Appointment of  adjudicators  and the adjudication process
  • Timeframes for claimants and respondents
  • Provision of additional information – adjudication response can now include all relevant reasons for withholding payment.

These reforms have been approved by cabinet and will debated in Parliament mid-year with the changes likely to com into effect 1 September, 2014

http://www.bcipa.qld.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/Fact%20Sheets/BCIPA%20Fact%20Sheet%20-%20Amendments.pdf

Project Collaboration now even easier on etender – D & C the easy way!

etender has introduced a new feature enabling consultants, clients and builders to collaborate on a project with one central repository for project documents.   Project team members can upload and download documents keeping immediately up to date with all project document changes.

“Old hat” I hear you say!!  NO!

Not only can participants upload and download documents easily they can see their ‘up/down’ history.

The project coordinator can also keep his finger on the project’s progress via etender’s tracking facility.

All this at a fraction of the price of other systems with similar features.

Find out more by contacting support@etender.net.au for more information.

No licence – No payment

Contractors or subcontractors need to carefully consider whether they in fact hold the licences that permit them to carry out the works they will be required to perform.

A contractor agrees to do work it is not licensed to perform. Does it have a right to be paid?

A recent decision of the Queensland Supreme Court highlights the need for Queensland contractors to be appropriately licensed to perform the building work they are contracted to undertake (Dart Holdings Pty Ltd v Total Concept Group Pty Ltd [2012] QSC 158). A contractor may lose their contractual right to payment where any part of the work agreed to is work the contractor is not licensed to carry out.

For full text vist

http://www.claytonutz.com.au/publications/edition/16_august_2012/20120816/no_licence_no_payment_queensland_supreme_court_warns_contractors_who_do_unlicensed_building_work.page