1. What does BCA stand for in Singapore?
Building and Construction Authority (BCA). The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of National Development of the Government of Singapore. It was established on 1 April 1999 through the merger of the Construction Industry Development Board and the Building Control Division of the former Public Works Department. The primary role of the BCA is to develop and regulate Singapore's building and construction industry.
2. What are BCA registered Contractors?
The Contractors Registry is administered by the Building and Construction Authority(BCA) to serve the procurement needs of government departments, statutory bodies, and other public sector organizations including first-level sub-contractors involved in government projects.
The Contractors Registration System (CRS) registers contractors providing construction and construction-related services for the public sector. It is for contractors intending to tender or undertake construction and construction-related public sector projects in Singapore.
Except for Regulatory Workheads (RW), the Registry functions as an administrative body only for the public sector procurement. As such, business entities which are not registered with BCA are not precluded from conducting business like contractors or suppliers outside the public sector.
3. Why hire BCA registered Contractors?
BCA leads the transformation of the built environment sector through developing a highly competent professional workforce, adopting productive and game-changing technologies, and promoting the sector’s niche expertise overseas.
BCA also develops the sector’s talent through its training arm, the BCA Academy, which assesses the industry’s manpower needs and tailors training courses for construction personnel at management, supervisory and technical levels.