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Technology Adoption: Building Information Model (BIM) Fund V2 (July 2015)

1. What is it?

The Building Information Model (BIM) fund aims to help firms build up BIM collaboration capability by defraying part of the cost incurred in training, consultancy, software or hardware.

 

2. Who are eligible to apply?

  1. Any firm registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority Singapore (ACRA), the Professional Engineers Board Singapore (PEB), or the Board of Architects (BOA).
  2. The firm must be a member of an on-going or upcoming local construction project to be used for the BIM collaboration.

3. What is the objective?

The BIM fund is intended to help firms build up BIM collaboration capability when put into practise to reduce design inconsistencies and costly reworks downstream.

4. What are the supportable items and funding details?

Supportable Items Support Level, Funding Cap and Maximum Number of Application
1. Training costs

2. Consultancy costs

3. Hardware (excluding printer, server and storage etc.) costs

4. BIM or collaboration software costs or subscription

All costs are exclusive of GST

All supportable items must be acquired only after the Letter of Offer has been issue by BCA.
Support Level
50% of the supportable item cost if the collaboration achieves 20% KPI* improvement.

70% of the supportable item cost if the collaboration achieves more than 30% KPI* improvement.

Funding Cap
$30,000 per applicant

Maximum Number of Applications
Each firm can submit up to a maximum of 3 applications starting from July 2015.

Disbursement of Fund
All funds will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis. The conclusive terms regarding disbursement will be set out in the Letter of Offer and its annexes

*KPI refers to the Key Performance Indicators as found in the BIM Execution Plan Template.

5. What are the requirements?

  1. Each application must carry out BIM collaboration (based on scope outlined in the BIM Execution Plan Template, refer to Point 7) on an on-going or upcoming local construction project with GFA not less than 5,000 sqm over at least a 6 month period.
  2. The BIM collaboration must involve at least 2 different disciplines (e.g. Architect, Contractor). To qualify for 70% funding support level, the project must involve at least a Main Contractor and two design consultants. Furthermore, the project shall involve from Pre-Tender to Post-Tender stage with model handover from consultant to contractor. The design models to be handed over must be well coordinated and meet the model quality guidelines found in the BIM Execution Plan Template.
  3. BCA officer(s) must be invited to witness at least 1 BIM coordination meeting where the extent and results of BIM collaboration are to be demonstrated clearly.
  4. All firms involved in the collaboration are to submit a joint Completion Report within 12 months from the acceptance date of the Letter of Offer.

6. How to apply?

  1. Please download and complete the BIM FUND APPLICATION FORM
  2. Attach all supporting documents including scope of BIM application and expected outcome, quotations and details for claimable items (hardware, software, training and consultancy services);
  3. Email the application form and supporting documents to angella_chan@bca.gov.sg. An initial response will be given within 3 working days. The outcome of the application will be given within 21 working days on the condition that all necessary information is fully furnished.
  4. Applicants are required to make a presentation to BCA Officer on proposed scope of project, BIM methodology and expected outcome.
  5. If external BIM Consultant is involved in the project, detailed track records, methodology and value-add to the project should be provided.
  6. For any clarification, please contact Ms Angella Chan at 6730 4540 or e-mail at angella_chan@bca.gov.sg.

7. How to claim?

  1. Please download and complete the BIM FUND DISBURSEMENT FORM and BIM EXECUTION PLAN TEMPLATE.
  2. Attach all supporting documents including coordinated BIM models and Completion Report;
  3. Email the disbursement form and supporting documents to angella_chan@bca.gov.sg. An initial response will be given within 3 working days. The outcome of the claim will be given within 21 working days on the condition that all necessary information is fully furnished.
  4. For any clarification, please contact Ms Angella Chan at 6730 4540 or e-mail at angella_chan@bca.gov.sg.

Please note that the contents herein are for the purposes of guidance only. Binding terms will be set out in a Letter of Offer to be issued to successful applicants.