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8021

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013

 

 

 ( 1 )    Clause  5 , page 9 (after line 26) , after the definition of full-time Commissioner , insert:

funding entity has the meaning given by subsection 34(2C).

[ Building Code]

( 2 )     Clause  34 , page 29 (lines 17 to 19) , omit subclause ( 2 ), substitute:

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the Minister:

                     (a)  must issue one or more documents under that subsection in relation to procurement matters relating to building work; and

                     (b)  may issue one or more documents under that subsection in relation to work health and safety matters relating to building work.

Note:          A single document may contain the entire Building Code (including the matters referred to in paragraph (2)(a) and, if applicable, paragraph (2)(b)).

          (2A)  Without limiting subsection (1) or paragraph (2)(a),a document issued under subsection (1) relating to procurement matters must require a funding entity to ensure that the preferred tenderer for building work provides the following information:

                     (a)  the extent to which domestically sourced and manufactured building materials will be used to undertake the building work;

                     (b)  whether the building materials to be used to undertake the building work comply with relevant Australian standards published by, or on behalf of, Standards Australia;

                     (c)  the preferred tenderer’s assessment of the whole-of-life costs of the project to which the building work relates;

                     (d)  the impact on jobs of the project to which the building work relates;

                     (e)  whether the project to which the building work relates will contribute to skills growth.

          (2B)  Without limiting subsection (1) or paragraph (2)(a),a document issued under subsection (1) relating to procurement matters must require a funding entity to require building industry participants to only use products in building work that comply with relevant Australian standards published by, or on behalf of, Standards Australia.

          (2C)  Each of the following is a funding entity :

                     (a)  a non-corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 );

                     (b)  a corporate Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of that Act) that is directed by the Minister administering that Act to comply with the Building Code.

[ Building Code]