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(Construction) - Recently, the Ministry of Construction has issued a series of Circulars guiding the determination and management of construction investment costs (Circular 11/2021/TT-BXD); promulgating construction norms (Circular 12/TT-BXD); guiding the method of determining the economic and technical criteria and measuring the work volume (Circular 13/TT-BXD). The above circulars take effect from October 15, 2021 with many new points being adjusted and supplemented.

Many construction policies take effect from October 15, 2021 (Source: T/L).

Change the percentage of overhead on direct costs

Some new points of Circular 11/2021/TT-BXD guiding the determination and management of construction investment costs are shown in Article 8: on Management and publication of construction prices, including: Publication of construction unit prices construction works; manage and announce construction material prices; manage and announce construction labor unit prices; management announced the price of machine shift and construction equipment…

Accordingly, the unit price of work construction announced by the People's Committee of the province under the provisions of Clause 2, Article 26 of Decree 10/2021/ND-CP is the basis for determining and managing the construction investment costs of the project. province area. Work construction unit prices are determined on the basis of construction norms promulgated by competent authorities and prices of cost elements, including: price of construction materials, unit cost of construction labor, price of machine shift and construction equipment…

The price of construction materials announced by a competent state agency according to the provisions of Clause 3, Article 9 of Circular 11/2021/TT-BXD is the basis for determining the construction price of the work...

In addition, the construction labor unit price announced in the locality must be consistent with the construction labor price on the local labor market, and the characteristics and nature of the construction workers' work; including salary, salary allowance according to the characteristics of construction production and a number of expenses that are the responsibility of the employee to pay according to regulations...


Another new point in Circular 11/2021/TT-BXD is to change the percentage of general costs calculated on direct costs. At the same time, the margin of pre-tax construction costs is added to the total investment of the approved project...

In which, the percentage of the cost of temporary housing camps for living and construction management in Circular 11/2021/TT-BXD has decreased compared to Circular 09/2019/TT-BXD.

For example, the construction works along the line with the construction cost of the total investment of 15 billion VND decreased from 2.3% to 2.2%. The remaining construction works with construction costs in the total investment of 15 billion VND decreased from 1.2% to 1.1%.

Similar to other milestones such as 100, 500, and 1000 billion dong, the norm ratio is reduced.

Circular 11/2021/TT-BXD replaces Circular 09/2019/TT-BXD; Circular 11/2019/TT-BXD; Circular 15/2019/TT-BXD; Circular 16/2019/TT-BXD and Circular 02/2020/TT-BXD of the Ministry of Construction.

Cost norms for construction investment project management increase

A new point in Circular 12/2021/TT-BXD on promulgating construction norms is that the norm of project management costs has increased compared to Circular 16/2019/TT-BXD guiding the determination of management costs. Project management and construction investment consultancy, specifically: Regarding project management costs of civil works ≤ 10 billion VND: Circular 12/2021/TT-BXD increased by 3.446%. Previously, Circular 16/2019/TT-BXD was 3,282%.

Similarly, the remaining works are all increased percentages, including: Industrial works (building materials production, metallurgy and mechanical engineering, mining and mineral processing, petroleum, energy, etc.) chemicals, light industry…); traffic works (roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, inland waterways, maritime, aviation, railway stations...); technical infrastructure works (water supply, drainage, solid waste treatment, stormwater drainage, wastewater, public lighting...); agricultural and rural development projects (irrigation, dikes, etc.)

The norms promulgated together with Circular 12/2021/TT-BXD replace norms issued in Circular 10/2019/TT-BXD promulgating construction norms; Circular 16/2019/TT-BXD guiding the determination and management of project management and construction investment consultancy costs and Appendix II issued together with the Minister's Circular 02/2020/TT-BXD Construct.

Frame of average construction labor cost

According to the guidance in Circular 13/2021/TT-BXD on methods of determining economic and technical criteria and measuring work volume, the frame of average construction labor cost from October 15, 2021 for with a group of construction workers including demolition work, dismantling construction structures, machinery parts, construction equipment, loading and unloading, transporting materials, installing, operating and repairing machines and equipment equipment for construction works, construction technology... with labor unit cost from 213,000 ÷ 336,000 VND/day (region 1); from 195,000 ÷ 312,000 VND/day (region 2); from 180,000 ÷ 295,000 VND/day (region 3) and from 172,000 ÷ 284,000 VND/day (region 4).

As for the other group of workers (ship operators, boat operators, divers, engineers, artisans) the unit cost of labor ranges from 245,000 to 680,000 VND/day (region 1); from 225,000 ÷ 628,000 VND/day (region 2); from 296,000 ÷ 587,000 VND/day (zone 3) and from 198,000 ÷ 562,000 VND/day (zone 4.)



The contents promulgated together with Circular 13/2021/TT-BXD include methods of determining construction investment capital rate, construction price index, new estimate norms, adjustment of estimate norms and review, update the system of norms, unit cost of construction labor, machine shift price and construction equipment and measure the work volume to replace the methods promulgated in Section 1, Appendix 5, Appendix No. 6, Appendix 7 of Circular No. 09/2019/TT-BXD; Circular No. 11/2019/TT-BXD; Circular No. 14/2019/TT-BXD; Circular No. 15/2019/TT-BXD; Circular No. 17/2019/TT-BXD of the Ministry of Construction.

Thursday, 30 September 2021 15:02

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