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WHAT IS BID-RIGGING?

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has issued an Infringement Decision on 14 Dec 2020 and imposed financial penalties totaling over $419,000 on three businesses for infringing the section 34 of the Competition Act.

These businesses have engaged in bid-rigging conduct relating to tenders called for the provision of maintenance services for swimming pools, spas, fountains and other water features. Affected developments included condominiums and hotels in Singapore. 

READ MORE ABOUT THE RECENT BID-RIGGING CASES UNCOVERD BY CCCS:

·       CCCS Penalizes Contractors for bid-rigging in tenders for maintenance services of swimming pools and other water features (CCCS Media Release)

·       3 firms fined for rigging bids in tenders for maintenance of swimming pools, other water features (Channel NewsAsia)

·       3 water feature maintenance firms fined over bid rigging (The Straits Times)

·       CCCS Penalizes Contractors for Bid Rigging of Quotations for Wildlife Reserves Singapore (CCCS Media Release)

 REPORT BID-RIGGING ACTIVITY

CCCS wants to hear from persons with useful information on bid-rigging or cartel activities in Singapore. Contact CCCS to provide information if you are aware of such activities. Click here to find out more.

Hotline: 1800 325 8282

Email: [email protected]

Online Form: To submit your complaint, click here.

Please share this information with your members and colleagues in your organization.

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY (BCA)

8 November 2021
Circular on Safe Management Measures for Condominiums under the Stabilisation Period (Calibrated Adjustments) [From 10 November 2021]
– (Updated 8 November) BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

11 Oct 2021

(Updated 11 October) BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

25 Sep 2021

Safe Management Measures for Condominiums under The Stabilisation Period [ 27 September 2021 through 24 October 2021]

(Updated 25 September) BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

16 Aug 2021

(Updated 16 August) BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

10 Aug 2021

Circular to MCSTs on Safe Management Measures for Condominiums in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) [From 10 August 2021 Onwards]

(Updated 10 August) BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

21 Jul 2021

Circular to MCSTs on Safe Management Measures for Condominiums in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) [From 22 July 2021 Onwards]

(Updated 21 July) BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

19 Jul 2021

Circular to MCSTs on Safe Management Measures for Condominiums in Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) [From 19 July 2021 Onwards]

(Updated 19 July) BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

12 Jul 2021

Circular to MCSTs on Safe Management Measures for Condominiums in Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) [From 12 July 2021 Onwards]

(Updated 12 July) BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

19 Jun 2021

Circular to MCSTs on Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) [From 21 June 2021 Onwards]

(Updated 23 June) BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

13 Jun 2021

Circular to MCSTs on Safe Management Measures for Condominiums in Phase 3 (Heightened Alert)

3 Jun 2021

Circular to MCSTs on Responsiblity of Management Corporations on Ensuring Compliance with Safe Management Measures

31 May 2021

Circular on Reminder to Lift Owners on Safe Management Measures in Lifts and Lift Lobbies

22 May 2021

Circular to MCSTs on Responsiblity of Management Corporations on Ensuring Compliance with Safe Management Measures

16 May 2021

Convening of General Meeting via Alternative Electronic Means amid COVID-19 Situation

15 May 2021

Circular to MCSTs on Further Tightening of Safe Management Measures

10 May 2021

Infographic on Managing Safe Management Measures in your Estate

8 May 2021

Circular on Tightening of Safe Management Measures

BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

SportSG’s Update on Stricter Safe Management Measures for Sport and Physical Exercise & Activity (8 to 30 May 2021)

30 Apr 2021

BCA FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs)

8 Feb 2021

Ensuring Safe Management Measures By Management Corporations During Festive Season

26 Jan 2021

FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs) (Updated on 26 Jan 2021)

25 Jan 2021

Re-opening of Sports and Recreation Facilities in Condominiums

13 Jan 2021

Circular to MCSTs on Re-opening of Sports and Recreation Facilities in Condominiums

(superseded: Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/reopening-sports-recre-facilities-condo-25jan for the latest circular]

30 Dec 2020

Advisory on Re-opening of Sports and Recreation Facilities in Condominiums

24 Dec 2020

Advisory – MCST to Step Up Precautionary Measures For Visitors Expected During Festive Season

30 Sept 2020

Convening of General Meeting via Alternative Electronic Means amid COVID-19 Situation

4 Sept 2020

Advisory on Re-opening of Sports and Recreational Facilities in Condominiums

12 August 2020

BCA-MOM Joint Circular on the Implementation of Staggered Rest Days for Work Permit Holders and S Pass Holders in the Construction Sector from 19 August 2020

19 June 2020

FAQs for MCSTs and Managing Agents (MAs) (Updated on 19 June)

18 June 2020 (Superseded)

Re-opening of Sports and Recreation Facilities in Condominiums

13 June 2020

Resumption of all renovation works from 15 June 2020

8 June 2020

Advisory on a safe and controlled restart of renovation works and building works for residential properties from 2 June 2020

3 June 2020

Update to restart of renovation works from 2 June 2020

29 May 2020

Guidance note on building air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation (ACMV) operations amid COVID-19 situation

27 May 2020

Advisory on safe and controlled restart of renovation works and building works for residential properties from 2 June 2020

11 May 2020

BCA Advisory to MAs on Recommended Adjustment to the Service Level and Performance Standard Expected during the Circuit Breaker Period

6 May 2020

BCA Supplemental Notice to the Guide on Streamlining the Process of Online Grocery Delivery at Condominium Development

4 May 2020

Advisory for Managing Agents

2 May 2020

BCA Advisory on Exercising in Common Areas of Strata-Titled Residential Developments

27 April 2020

BCA Circular and Guidance Notes on Convening of General Meeting via Alternative Electronic
Means amid COVID-19 Situation

20 April 2020
Media Release on Condominium Residents Fined for Flouting Covid-19 Control Order Regulations

16 April 2020

BCA Advisory for MCSTs to Step Up Visitors Registration and Surveillance Measures

14 April 2020

9 April 2020

BCA Advisory on Designated Rest Areas for Essential Services Workers 

8 April 2020

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 

Annex – Commencement Notification

Annex – Control Order

Annex – COVID-19 Act

7 April 2020

BCA Guide on Streamlining the Process of Online Grocery Delivery at Condominium Developments

 4 April 2020

Closure of All Common Facilities in Management Corporation (MCST)

3 – 4 April 2020

BCA Advisory on closure of All Common Facilities in Management Corporation (MCST)

BCA’s Guidance on Compliance with Safe Distancing Measures

MCSTs should complete the self declaration on compliance to safe distancing measures and return a copy to BCA at [email protected] by 7 Apr 

1 April 2020

BCA’s Updated Guidance on MCST General Meetings via Alternative Electronic Means amid COVID-19 Situation

26 March 2020

BCA Advisory on Convening of Annual General Meetings (AGMs) amid COVID-19 

MINISTRY OF LAW (MLAW)

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020

Press release

  1. Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contractual Obligations due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation – 01 APR 2020

  2. COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act Provisions relating to Temporary Reliefs to Commence on 20 April 2020 – 20 APR 2020

MINISTRY OF MANPOWER (MOM)

Updated on 13 Sept 2020 (Issued on 9 June 2020)

Updated advisory on salary and leave arrangements

13 August 2020

Tripartite advisory on ensuring sustainability of the strata management and facility management sectors in view of COVID-19

Updated 12 June 2020 (Issued on 26 May 2020)

Labour supply companies should pass on the benefits from the Jobs Support Scheme to your clients

1 June 2020

Requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace

26 May 2020

Labour supply companies should pass on the benefits from the Jobs Support Scheme to your clients

Tripartite advisory on ensuring sustainability of the waste management sector in view of COVID-19

6 May 2020

Tripartite advisory on ensuring sustainability of the security sector in view of COVID-19

17 April 2020

Tripartite advisory on ensuring sustainability of the cleaning sector in view of COVID-19

MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH)

END OF CIRCUIT BREAKER, PHASED APPROACH TO RESUMING ACTIVITIES SAFELY – 19 MAY 2020

IMPLEMENTING SAFEENTRY AND SAFE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES – 9 MAY 2020

EASING THE TIGHTER CIRCUIT BREAKER MEASURES, PREPARING FOR GRADUAL RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY AFTER 1 JUNE – 2 MAY 2020

STRONG NATIONAL PUSH TO STEM SPREAD OF COVID-19 – 21 APR 2020

CONTINUED STRINGENT IMPLEMENTATION & ENFORCEMENT OF CIRCUIT BREAKER MEASURES – 14 APR 2020

CIRCUIT BREAKER TO MINIMISE FURTHER SPREAD OF COVID-19 – 3 APR 2020

ENTERPRISE SINGAPORE (ESG)

ADVISORY ON COVID-19 FOR BUSINESS

GUIDE ON BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING FOR COVID-19

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LAUNCH OF ASM ACCREDITATION SCHEME PRESS CONFERENCE

ACCREDITATION SCHEME FOR MANAGING AGENT FIRMS AND INDIVIDUALS

To elevate the quality of services provided by managing agent (MA) companies, the Association of Strata Managers (ASM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) to provide training and accreditation of Individuals and Firms offering MA services. 

The ASM training course comprises four modules; one module covering Legislations will be conducted by BCA Academy. The remaining three modules covering Strata Management practice, administration and building maintenance will be conducted by ASM’s appointed training partner. Individuals passing the three modules will be awarded a Certificate in Strata Management.

Individuals who pass the Legislation module by BCA Academy and who attain the Certificate in Strata Management will be certified as Accredited MA individuals.  To be eligible for consideration as an Accredited MA firm, the firm must meet the prescribed minimum proportion of its staff trained and certified as an ‘Accredited MA Individual’. Both Individuals and Firms will also need to meet ASM’s academic/professional qualifications and strata management work experience requirements. 

See our FAQ for more information.

 

About ASM

Singapore had its first strata property in 1968.  Since then, the number of and type of strata properties has grown from housing to commercial, retail, industrial and mixed-use buildings; the technology to maintain them has also developed over the years. Today there are at least a million residents in condominiums and some 4,000 registered Management Corporations (MCs/MCSTs) for strata properties and Sub-MCs in the case of mixed-use developments, More MCs/MCSTs are expected to be formed in the coming years when on-stream projects and developments replacing enbloc properties are completed.

The Association of Strata Managers (ASM) was registered on 24 July 2013 as an association representing practitioners and managing agent firms engaged in the management of strata-titled properties.

ASM’s founding members comprise a group of experienced professionals holding key positions in a good number of established and well-regarded firms.  Collectively, the founding member firms serve more than 1000 MC clients representing the interest of a few hundred thousand Subsidiary Proprietors (SPs)/Strata Unit owners.

The mission of ASM is to raise the professionalism of the managing agent industry and safeguard consumer interest.  Its core objectives are:

 1.       To promote professional standards of performance and conduct amongst firms and individuals providing managing agent services

 2.       To be an effective advocate for the interests of the owners of strata-titled properties and managing agents.

To achieve these ends, ASM has the following framework in place: 

     i.     Training and accreditation of Individuals and Firms practising in the Industry, independent of ASM membership

     ii.     Annual continual professional development training requirements of Accredited MA Individuals to ensure enhanced service delivery abreast with industry developments  

    iii.     A Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards to ensure that individuals and firms adhere to the Code and provide a consistent level of professional services at all times.

ASM’s Disciplinary Committee will investigate complaints made of accredited MA firms and individuals and take appropriate action when deemed necessary.

With professional standards and governance in place, ASM will serve as a focal point to attract new entrants to meet the current shortage of trained strata management personnel and will promote innovation and productivity in the provision of strata management services.    

Contact information:

To learn more about the Association of Strata Managers, please contact our Secretariat at 6679 7799 or email: [email protected]

For queries related to BCA’s Recognition of the Accreditation scheme, please contact BCA, Ms Grace Teo at 62489834 or email: [email protected]