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THE Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said on Tuesday that it has revised the tender evaluation framework for government construction projects, raising the productivity weightage to 10 per cent of the overall score.
The revised tender evaluation framework will be fully rolled out from January next year.
This means that builders with good productivity records in their past projects and their investment in technology adoption and workforce development will soon have an advantage when tendering for government construction projects.
BCA said it has also launched the first grant call for construction productivity under a research fund by the Ministry of National Development (MND). Under this grant call, S$2.6 million will be used to fund research institutes and industry players to further develop game-changing construction technologies and increase their adoption in the built environment sector.
Research projects will focus on solutions to drive Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) in the sector and improve integration across the construction value chain. These are areas which BCA has been championing through its second Construction Productivity Roadmap launched earlier this year.