No. Your obligations on existing Building Code 2013 projects don’t change once you become a code covered entity. However, you’ll be required to comply with the Code on any new projects, including private projects that you express interest in or tender for after becoming a code covered entity.
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.
When calling for or receiving an EOI or tender on a Building Code 2013 project after 2 December 2016, you should include the following clause in the advertisement:
'By submitting an expression of interest in, or tender for, this project, you will become subject to the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.’
You should also provide this information statement to respondents, to inform them that they will become code covered entities. This information statement should be provided in place of using the Building Code 2013 or Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 model clauses.
Please note: you should not request a Letter of Compliance from subcontractors on Building Code 2013 projects.