Since its inception in 2005, the SOP Act has become an important part of the construction industry dispute resolution landscape in Singapore. Over 900 cases have been filed with the Singapore Mediation Centre (the designated Authorised Nominating Body) to date, with only a handful of cases being referred for review or where enforcement was resisted. The 28 day timeline for the entire adjudication process is one of the shortest among jurisdictions with a statutory adjudication regime, and this is now the preferred avenue for a quick and relatively affordable process to resolve construction payment disputes in Singapore.
We have over the years assisted clients in the preparation of claim submissions for:
We have also acted as expert witness for claimants and respondents in SOP Act adjudication proceedings.
Enforcement of the Amended SOP Act
The SOP Act was amended by the Singapore Parliament in October 2018 and the amendments is enforced as of 15 December 2019, where these will apply to all payment claims served after this date.
Key changes includes:
Further information on SOP Act adjudication and the adjudication process are available from the Singapore Building and Construction Authority and the Singapore Mediation Centre. Please visit www.bca.org.sg and www.mediation.com.sg for latest updates and amendments.
Singapore Mediation Centre
(Authorised Nominating Body)
1 Supreme Court Lane, Level 4, Singapore 178879
Tel: +65 6332 4366
Fax: +65 6333 5085