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When does the Code apply to me?
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What is the Code?
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Your responsibility to monitor subcontractor compliance
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The Code applies to all building work being undertaken for, or on behalf of, a funding entity if the funding entity issued the expression of interest or request for tender on or after 2 December 2016.
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The Code applies to building work indirectly funded by the Commonwealth that meets either of the following thresholds:
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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.
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The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Code) applies the definition of building work in the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (BCIIP Act) with two exceptions.
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The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (the Code) encourages the development of safe, healthy, fair, lawful and productive building sites for the benefit of all building industry participants.
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What is ‘building work’? ‘Building work’ is defined in the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (BCIIP Act). You can review the complete BCIIP Act here.
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Monitoring compliance with the Code: what to expect At the ABCC, we monitor compliance with the Code by code covered entities, primarily on Commonwealth funded building work but also on their private projects. We monitor compliance through conducting site inspections and audits.
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