A Workplace Relations Management Plan (WRMP) is required by the head contractor on most Commonwealth funded building projects, under Section 25 of the Code.
When issuing EOI or tender documents, funding entities and funding recipients must ensure that a requirement to have a WRMP approved by the ABCC is included when either:
According to the Code, each of the following is a funding entity:A) A non-corporate Commonwealth entity as defined in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).
If you’re a head contractor, you must comply with any WRMP relevant to your project. Failing to do so is a breach of the Code.
As a head contractor, you must also ensure that any subcontractor engaged also complies with any WRMP relevant to the project.
When does the Code apply to me?
For funding entities, the Code sets out several requirements for entering into contracts related to directly Commonwealth funded building work.
We’ve outlined these requirements for you below.
There are several requirements that funding entities must adhere to regarding tenders and calls for expressions of interest (EOI) for Commonwealth funded work. We’ve outlined these below; they’ll help you ensure that you’re compliant with the Code.
What are my obligations as a funding entity?
The Code puts obligations on funding entities both during the procurement of Commonwealth funded building work and during the conduct of that work.
If you’re a funding entity, your key obligations include ensuring that:
What if I don’t comply with the Code?
Where the ABC Commissioner considers a funding entity, or an official, is not complying with, or has not complied with, the Code, the ABC Commissioner may refer the matter or make a complaint to the Secretary of the Department of Finance for investigation or further action.
What laws must I comply with?
If you’re a code covered entity, you’re required to comply with a number of laws. It’s important to know what these laws are, because failure to comply may result in a breach of the Code.
To help you understand these laws, we’ve outlined them for you below.