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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. BIM Collaboration helps reduce design inconsistencies and costly reworks downstream.


2. Who is eligible to apply?

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


3. 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 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 at least 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.

4. What are the requirements?

  • Each application must carry out BIM collaboration (based on scope outlined in Point 7 of the BIM Execution Plan Template) on an on-going or upcoming local construction project with GFA not less than 5,000sqm.
  • 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 3 disciplines with a Main Contractor. 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.
  • BCA officer(s) must be invited to witness at least one BIM coordination meeting where the extent and results of BIM collaboration are to be demonstrated clearly.
  • 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.


5. How to apply?

  • Please submit your grant application through the Business Grant Portal (BGP)
  • Prepare all supporting documents including quotations (hardware, software, training and consultancy services), training outlines, consultancy scope, if applicable;
  • Pre-consultation will be arranged after the submission of the application form. Applicants are required to make a presentation to BCA Officer on the following:
    1. Proposed scope of project (Eg. project schedules, goals, objectives)
    2. BIM methodology (Eg. process, master plan)
    3. Expected outcome (Eg.KPIs)
  • The outcome of the application will be given within 21 working days on the condition that all necessary information is fully furnished.
  • For any clarification, please contact Ms Irene Tan at 6730 4540 or e-mail at irene_tan@bca.gov.sg.


6. How to claim?

  • Please download and complete the BIM FUND DISBURSEMENT FORM, BIM EXECUTION PLAN TEMPLATE and GIRO FORM.
  • Prepare all claim documents (stated in the Disbursement Form) including coordinated BIM models and Completion Report;
  • Email all the documents mentioned above to irene_tan@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.
  • For any clarification, please contact Ms Irene Tan at 6730 4540 or e-mail at irene_tan@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.