COVID-19 (임시조치) 법 2020 개정안 – Part 8A 및 Part 8B

본 기고문은 2020년 11월 30일부터 발효된 COVID-19 (임시조치) 법 2020 (이하 “COVID-19법”)의개정안 중 Part 8A 및 Part 8B에 대한 내용을 안내 드리기 위해 작성되었습니다.

2020년 11월 3일자 BCA 공지 내용에 대한 기고문에서 안내 드린 바와 같이, 개정된COVID-19 법 Part 8A 와 Part 8B는 건설업 관계자들에게 공사 기간 연장 (EOT) 및 비용 분담을 통한추가적인 구제 방안을 규정하고 있습니다. 이러한 구제 방안은 정부가 건설 계약 당사자인 경우를 포함한 모든 건설 계약들에 적용됩니다. 이와 관련된 BCA 공지와 안내서는 첨부된 자료를 확인해 주시기 바랍니다. 개정된 COVID-19 법 Part 8A 및 Part 8B의 주요 내용을 정리하면 다음과 같습니다.

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Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (“SOP Act”): Supplementary Rules for Electronic Adjudication Lodgment

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Introduction

On 15 April 2020, the Singapore Mediation Centre (“SMC”) enacted Supplementary Rules for Electronic Adjudication Lodgment to provide for:

  1. the electronic lodgment of documents;
  2. telegraphic transfer of fees;
  3. electronic service of documents; and
  4. adjudication conferences.

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Dealing with Manpower Costs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting preventative measures, including social distancing, business closures and the prohibition on construction in Singapore from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020, will severely affect Singapore’s citizens and economy.

The construction industry faces numerous challenges, particularly with  labour costs during this crisis.  This article addressess the Singapore government’s relief measures  for construction and supply companies, steps these companies can take themselves, as well as some frequently asked questions.

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Dealing with COVID-19 in the Construction Industry – An Update

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Note: This is an update to our 7 April 2020 Alert.

On 3 April 2020, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) released an advisory to inform contractors that to reduce the risk of further local transmission of COVID-19, all building work (except for essential works) are to cease from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020, known as the Circuit Breaker Period.

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Dealing with COVID-19 in the Construction Industry

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The global COVID-19 pandemic, and the response by the Singapore government will have important consequences for the construction industry. This article provides a summary of the current laws, our analysis of how it will affect industry players, and various legal and practical issues that may arise.

The government response is changing rapidly and we will update this article periodically to reflect the latest changes.

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