You would be subject to the Code on this project. The Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Rules 2016 provides that where both codes may otherwise apply, the Code takes priority.
This means that where an expression of interest was submitted prior to 2 December 2016 but a tender for the same work was submitted from 2 December 2016 onwards, the head contractor or subcontractor would be subject to the Code for the work. The head contractor would also need to demonstrate compliance with the Code requirements in order to be eligible to tender for and be awarded the work.
The Building Code 2013 continues to apply in relation to building work to which it applied immediately before 2 December 2016. To find out which Building Code applies to you, use our Building Code assessment tool.
If you’re a building contractor or other type of building industry participant that can be required to comply with the Code by section 34 of the BCIIP Act, then you become subject to the Code from the first time you submit an expression of interest (EOI) or tender (howsoever described) for Commonwealth funded building work on or after 2 December 2016. This makes you a ‘code covered entity’.