Under the Security of Payment Act
The adjudication regime that SMC administers is governed by the prevailing Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (“Act”), Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Regulations (“Regulations”) and SMC Adjudication Rules.
The prevailing legislation can be found here.
Lodging an Adjudication Application
Parties should consider getting legal advice before filing an Adjudication Application.
A Party must complete the applicable prescribed form and ensure that it complies with the prevailing Act and Regulations.
A Claimant must submit two (2) signed copies of the Adjudication Application Form, two (2) sets of the accompanying documents and payment by hand to the Singapore Mediation Centre between 9am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
SMC does not accept lodgement by fax, post or email.
Payment for the Adjudication Application Fee and the deposit for the Adjudicator Fee (“Fees”)
Where the Fees exceed SGD5,000, payment should be via a cheque issued by a representing law firm (if applicable) or a cashier’s order. Where the Fees are SGD5,000 or below, such payment may be made by way of a cheque issued by the Claimant.
Cheques or cashier’s orders shall be made payable to the “Singapore Mediation Centre”.
Common Questions Relating to Adjudication
A list of frequently asked questions is available here.
More information is available on BCA’s website.
Rules and Forms