Building Contract Review Program (BCRP)

blueVisions has been engaged by Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) as a Service Provider for The Building Contract Review Program (BCRP) with offices throughout Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and Queensland.

BCRP aims to assist new entrants to the building industry, as well as existing small to medium builders without demonstrated experience for proposed projects, to have the opportunity of obtaining experience. The program is intended to review the competence of the builder to price and manage a project rather than compliance with building standards.

The BCRP has been introduced by HBCF to provide builders who do not meet the eligibility criteria to obtain insurance under the HBCF. The BCRP will be used in the following instances (where all other relevant financial and non- financial considerations are satisfactory):

BCRP allows builders to continue their business while at the same time providing suitable protection for homeowners and the HBCF.

The BCRP is not compulsory for all builders. Builders should see their Insurance Distributor to determine if they need to participate in the Program as a condition of their eligibility.;

Note: Builders do not have to engage blueVisions until such time a Certificate of Insurance is required for a project.

blueVisions Services to you

These responsibilities are outlined in detail in the BCR Builder Agreement available on www.hbcf.nsw.gov.au

Obtaining a Quote From blueVisions

To obtain a quote from blueVisions please complete the Request for Quote Form.

Please email or fax the above form with the relevant Project Application Form (Note: The Application Form is to be completed prior to lodgement with the insurance broker).

Email: bcrp@bluevisions.com.au

Fax: (02) 9460 2088

If you have any questions about BCRP or require assistance with the forms please contact our office on (02) 8908 9888.

Fees

BCRP SERVICES Hourly Rate

(GST Inclusive)
BCR Component 1 Services – Contract Documentation Review
  • This service involves reviewing all contractual arrangements for a project which includes but not limited to, a review of the commercial risks for completion of the Project, review of project schedule and the Home Warranty Insurance application is consistent with works.
$154 per hour
BCR Component 2 Services – Budget and Progress Payment Review
  • This service involves ensuring that the Builder provides a detailed budget, checking adequately of the Builder’s detailed budget and review and confirm the scheduled payments under the building contract directly relate to the progress of work carried out.
$154 per hour
BCR Component 3 Services – Builders Performance Review Schedule
  • This service involves preparing a performance review schedule to ensure the Builder and the Project will meet industry standards and contractual obligations.
$154 per hour
BCR Component 4a Services - Builders Performance Review
  • Obtain a copy of the certificate of home warranty insurance for the Project from the Builder and check that all details correspond with the contract and the licence of the Builder’s trading entity.
$154 per hour
BCR Component 4b Services - Builders Performance Review
  • Undertake site visits as per the Performance Review Schedule
$154 per site visit
BCR Component 4c Services - Builders Performance Review
  • Undertake remote site assessment as per the Performance Review Schedule.
$198 per remote site assessment
Travel charges, if applicable, for regional and country areas $198 per hour
BCR Component 5 Services – Final Report
  • Preparation of a final report identifying completion and/or identification of any areas for concern.
Nil

Service Standards

Service standards to builders under the BCRP are listed on HBCF’s BCRP website. https://www.hbcf.nsw.gov.au/portal/server.pt/community/builders_and_contractors/349/bcrp/3804

Complaints Management

Contact Details:

Mr Helmi Tarazi

Tel: (02) 8908 9888

Email: bcrp@bluevisions.com.au

Complaints Management Procedure - blueVisions

A builder, or a broker on behalf of the builder, has the opportunity, within reasonable timeframes, to complain about the level of service provided blueVisions in relation to its BCRP services provided on behalf of the HBCF.

In the first instance, complaints regarding blueVisions service standards, conduct or alleged breaches of the BCRP Agreement by blueVisions (whether lodged personally, by telephone, e-mail or in writing) will be handled by blueVisions. blueVisions will record the nature of each complaint or dispute and record how it was resolved.

Note: A complaint is to be distinguished from an enquiry. A complaint will only arise for the purposes of reporting to HBCF where the person making the complaint requests the complaint to be registered or to be referred to the internal dispute handling process of blueVisions. On receipt of a complaint, blueVisions will ask the complainant whether or not that person wishes the complaint to be registered or referred to the internal dispute settlement process.

Where a complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of blueVisions review of the original complaint they may request that the matter to be referred by blueVisions to the HBCF for review. A referral to the HBCF is to be formally submitted by blueVisions, in writing (including e-mail) to the HBCF and be accompanied by all case information (including supporting documentation submitted by, or on behalf of, the complainant) in order for a review to be undertaken.

Process: blueVisions Complaint Handling and Dispute Resolution

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Complaints and disputes referred to Home Builders Compensation Fund (HBCF) - Procedure

The HBCF will consider the submissions of the complainant and blueVisions and determine the dispute and notify blueVisions of the decision. blueVisions is to implement the decision made by HBCF, which is final and binding, as soon as practicable. blueVisions will notify the complainant of the decision and include contact details for the HBCF should information be required about the decision.

If any complainant requires any additional information about the Complaints & Dispute Resolution Procedure they can contact blueVisions or information can be found on the BCRP website.

https://www.hbcf.nsw.gov.au/portal/server.pt/community/builders_and_contractors/349/bcrp/3804

Process: Complaint Handling and Dispute Resolution Referred to HBCF

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