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I am a subcontractor - what are my time frames under the BIF Act?

Updated: Jul 17, 2020


What are my time frames?

In the new BIF world, you are going to need to know your time frames so that you don’t miss out on your ability to use the BIF Act’s powerful enforcement tools.

This article sets out the time frames under Chapter 3 of the BIF Act in easy to understand tables. They are all based on the assumption that your payment claim was valid and that the payment schedule received from the payer (if any) was valid too.

Payment schedule received from the payer not agreeing to pay the payment claim

Payment schedule received from the payer not agreeing to pay the payment claim - Table showing option, benefit, time frame for lodgement and comments. Key words: adjudication, dispute resolution, 30 business days, payment schedule, adjudication application.

No payment schedule and not paid by the due date

No payment schedule and not paid by the due date - Table showing option, benefit, time frame for lodgement and comments. Key words: adjudication, dispute resolution, 30 business days, payment schedule, due date, adjudication application, QBCC, court proceedings, counterclaim, 20 business days, warning notice, suspension of work, notice of intention to suspend works, 2 business days.

Payment schedule agreeing to pay but not paid by the due date

Payment schedule agreeing to pay but not paid by the due date - Table showing option, benefit, time frame for lodgement and comments. Key words: adjudication, dispute resolution, 4 weeks, 20 business days, adjudication application, QBCC.

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