SMC offers a suite of alternative dispute resolution services including mediation, adjudication, Neutral Evaluation, and resolving disputes involving Internet domain names (Singapore Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Service), families (Collaborative Family Practice) and infrastructure projects (Singapore Infrastructure Dispute-Management Protocol).
What is adjudication?
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.
Common questions relating to adjudication
Benefits of adjudication
Process is governed by Singapore legislation
The administration of adjudication application proceedings is governed by the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act and Regulations.
The Act is designed to provide a quick and low-cost resolution of payment disputes over construction-related work done or goods and services supplied through an adjudicatory process.
How do I lodge 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”.