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 the Singapore Infrastructure Dispute-Management Protocol?
The Singapore Infrastructure Dispute-Management Protocol (SIDP) was launched to manage and resolve issues arising from large construction or infrastructure projects. We recommend businesses to adopt SIDP early as a collaborative tool to enable efficient management of potential conflicts which may emerge from differences in opinions.
The SIDP sets out a carefully-tailored procedure for the appointment and involvement of a dispute board (DB). This board is selected by an Authorised Appointing Body such as SMC, who will provide parties with access to a panel of highly-regarded professionals with diverse expertise and experiences.
The DB will follow the project from start to finish as a collaborative tool to enable early and efficient management of differences and disputes. It will assist in managing potential disputes through a range of dispute avoidance and dispute resolution processes such as mediation, rendering an opinion and/or making a formal determination.
SIDP is designed and recommended for construction or infrastructure projects of more than $500 million in value and can be easily incorporated into these contracts using the standard clause.