- Costs of bidding document preparation and bid evaluation in case of a consulting contract shall be carried out according to the norms announced in Decision No. 79/QD-BXD dated February 15th, 2017.
- Costs of construction design verification, costs of estimate verification equal (=) the rate (%) (promulgated in Table 17, Table 18 of Decision No. 79/QD-BXD) multiplied by (x) building cost (exclusive of VAT), in the total investment approved.
- In case the designing is made into a contract, the costs of construction design verification, the costs of estimate verification equal (=) the rate (%) (promulgated in Table 17, Table 18 of Decision No. 79/QD-BXD) multiplied by (x) building cost (exclusive of VAT) specified in the approved contract value.
- Costs of construction supervision, costs of equipment installation supervision and costs of construction survey supervision equal (=) the rate (%) (promulgated in Table 22, Table 23 and Table 24 of Decision No. 79/QD-BXD) multiplied by (x) building cost, equipment cost, survey cost (exclusive of VAT) in the approved building cost estimate or the approved construction survey cost estimate.
- The determination of construction estimate shall be carried out according to Article 9 of Decree No. 32/2015/ND-CP and Circular No. 06/2016/TT-BXD. With regard to certain building tasks that are not announced construction estimate norms by the authorities, the investor shall apply the norms of similar constructions or determine new construction estimate norms for being suitable.
- Article 20 of Decree No. 155/2016/ND-CP on penalties for administrative violations against regulations on environmental protection;
- Article 27 of Decree No. 46/2016/ND-CP on penalties for administrative violations against regulations on transport of waste and vehicles transporting waste;
- Clause 1 Article 15; Clause 1 Article 30; Point c Clause 1, point c Clause 2 Article 41; Clause 1 Article 42; Clause 1 Article 44; Clause 1 Article 46, of Decree No. 139/2017/ND-CP on penalties for some violations against regulations on dumping of construction waste.
Upon the abolishment of Circular No. 53/2015/TT-BCT, foreign contractors shall no longer have to register for list of list of materials, supplies, machinery, equipment imported or temporarily imported for re-export to for execution of construction works in Vietnam.
This Circular takes effect from February 12th, 2018.
In the case the consultation contractor utilizes mix norms which have been applied to works which have similar technical facilities and construction methods as a basis for making cost estimate and management of construction investment costs, such utilization shall be considered and decided by the investor.
“Construction waste” means solid waste produced in the process of survey and construction of works (including new, repaired, renovated, relocated and demolished works).
Accordingly, construction solid must be immediately classified at the place where it is produced into the following categories and must be separately stored: (i) Recyclable solid waste; (ii) Solid waste which can be reused on the site or in other construction works; (iii) Non-recyclable and non-reusable waste that must be buried; (iv) Hazardous waste.
Then, construction waste shall be collected and transported to the gathering points, transfer stations and treatment facilities which have been built according to construction planning approved by competent authorities or to other works where it can be recycled or reused.
Construction waste shall be recycled and reused for the following purposes:
- Construction waste which is concrete or debris of bricks is mostly recycled and used to produce aggregates , bricks, wall tiles, floor tiles, other construction materials or used for land grading
- Construction waste that is wood or paper is mostly recycled and used as raw materials for making paper, woods and flammable fuel;
- Construction waste which is composite material made from asphalt can be recycled to make asphalt concrete (aggregate);
- Scraps which are iron, steel and other metals can directly be reused or used as materials for metallurgy industry;
- Other types of construction waste shall be recycled and reused for suitable purposes according to nature and characteristics of their composition.
According to Article 4 of this Circular, costs of assessment of bearing capacity and safety for operation are also considered to be maintenance costs.
Regarding methods for determination of maintenance costs, the maintenance cost may be determined by 2 methods at the same time, including rate of the maintenance cost by percentage (%) and quantity and unit prices. Previously, the earlier regulations only allowed applying either of the two methods .
This Circular takes effect from May 1st, 2017 and replaces Circular No. 11/2012/TT-BXD dated December 25th, 2012.
One of the new noticeable points of this Circular is the change in methods of making construction survey cost estimates in comparison with the regulations provided in Circular No. 17/2013/TT-BXD.
In particular, this Circular does not apply the method of making construction survey cost estimates by using construction survey unit price of similar works, instead, the construction survey cost estimates shall be made based on volume of used materials and fuel; labor; and survey machinery and equipment.
This Circular takes effect from April 1st, 2017 and replaces Circular No. 17/2013/TT-BXD dated October 30th, 2013.