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AASB 111 - Construction Contracts - July 2004

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AASB 111 Standards/Accounting & Auditing as amended, taking into account amendments up to AASB 2015-3 - Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards arising from the Withdrawal of AASB 1031 Materiality - January 2015
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Compiled AASB Standard

AASB 111

 

Construction Contracts

 

This compiled Standard applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2015.  Early application is permitted for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2014 but before 1 July 2015.  It incorporates relevant amendments made up to and including 28 January 2015.

 

Prepared on 2 April 2015 by the staff of the Australian Accounting Standards Board.

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CONTENTS

COMPILATION DETAILS

Comparison With IAS 11

Accounting Standard

AASB 111 Construction Contracts

Paragraphs

Objective

Application                                                                                                                                                                    Aus1.1 – Aus1.7

Reduced Disclosure Requirements                                                                                                                    Aus1.8 – Aus1.9

Scope                                                                                                                                                                                                         1

Definitions                                                                                                                                                                                          3 – 6

Combining and Segmenting Construction Contracts                                                                                                              7 – 10

Contract Revenue                                                                                                                                                                        11 – 15

Contract Costs                                                                                                                                                                              16 – 21

Recognition of Contract Revenue and Expenses                                                                                                                  22 – 35

Recognition of Expected Losses                                                                                                                                               36 – 37

Changes in Estimates                                                                                                                                                                           38

Disclosure                                                                                                                                                                                      39 – 45

 

Australian Guidance                                                                                                                                                     Page 13

DELETED IAS 11 TEXT                                                                                                                                                          Page 14

APPENDIX: ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES FOR IAS 11
(available on the AASB website)

 

Australian Accounting Standard AASB 111 Construction Contracts (as amended) is set out in paragraphs Aus1.1 – 45.  All the paragraphs have equal authority.  Terms defined in this Standard are in italics the first time they appear in the Standard.  AASB 111 is to be read in the context of other Australian Accounting Standards, including AASB 1048 Interpretation of Standards, which identifies the UIG Interpretations.  In the absence of explicit guidance, AASB 108 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors provides a basis for selecting and applying accounting policies.


compilation details

Accounting Standard AASB 111 Construction Contracts as amended

This compiled Standard applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2015.  It takes into account amendments up to and including 28 January 2015 and was prepared on 2 April 2015 by the staff of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB).

This compilation is not a separate Accounting Standard made by the AASB.  Instead, it is a representation of AASB 111 (July 2004) as amended by other Accounting Standards, which are listed in the Table below.

Table of Standards

Standard

Date made

Application date
(annual reporting periods … on or after …)

Application, saving or transitional provisions

AASB 111

15 Jul 2004

(beginning) 1 Jan 2005

 

AASB 2007-6

14 Jun 2007

(beginning) 1 Jan 2009

see (a) below

AASB 2007-8

24 Sep 2007

(beginning) 1 Jan 2009

see (b) below

AASB 2007-10

13 Dec 2007

(beginning) 1 Jan 2009

see (b) below

AASB 2009-1

22 Apr 2009

(beginning) 1 Jan 2009
and (ending) 30 Apr 2009

see (c) below

AASB 2009-6

25 Jun 2009

(beginning) 1 Jan 2009
and (ending) 30 Jun 2009

see (d) below

AASB 2010-2

30 Jun 2010

(beginning) 1 Jul 2013

see (e) below

AASB 2015-3

28 Jan 2015

(beginning) 1 Jul 2015

see (f) below

 

(a)       Entities may elect to apply this Standard to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2005 but before 1 January 2009, provided that AASB 123 Borrowing Costs (June 2007) is also applied to such periods.

(b)       Entities may elect to apply this Standard to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2005 but before 1 January 2009, provided that AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements (September 2007) is also applied to such periods.

(c)       Entities may elect to apply this Standard to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2009 that end before 30 April 2009, provided that AASB 123 Borrowing Costs (June 2007) is also applied to such periods.

(d)       Entities may elect to apply this Standard to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2005 but before 1 January 2009, provided that AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements (September 2007) is also applied to such periods, and to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2009 that end before 30 June 2009.

(e)       Entities may elect to apply this Standard to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2009 but before 1 July 2013, provided that AASB 1053 Application of Tiers of Australian Accounting Standards is also applied to such periods.

(f)       Entities may elect to apply this Standard to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2014 but before 1 July 2015.

Table of Amendments

Paragraph affected

How affected

By … [paragraph]

Objective

amended

AASB 2007-8 [6]

Aus1.1

amended

AASB 2007-8 [7, 8]

Aus1.4

amended

deleted

AASB 2007-8 [8]

AASB 2015-3 [13, 14]

Aus1.8-Aus1.9 (and preceding heading)

added

AASB 2010-2 [29]

1

amended

AASB 2007-10 [55]

18

amended

AASB 2007-6 [13]

Aus18.1

added

AASB 2009-1 [6]

22-23

amended

AASB 2007-8 [6]

26

amended

AASB 2007-8 [44]

28

amended

amended

AASB 2007-8 [44]

AASB 2009-6 [39]

38

amended

AASB 2007-8 [44]

40

amended

AASB 2007-8 [6]

 


Comparison with IAS 11

AASB 111 and IAS 11

AASB 111 Construction Contracts as amended incorporates IAS 11 Construction Contracts as issued and amended by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).  Paragraphs that have been added to this Standard (and do not appear in the text of IAS 11) are identified with the prefix “Aus”, followed by the number of the relevant IASB paragraph and decimal numbering. 

Compliance with IAS 11

Entities that comply with AASB 111 as amended will simultaneously be in compliance with IAS 11 as amended, with the exception of entities preparing general purpose financial statements under Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements.


 

ACCOUNTING STANDARD AASB 111

The Australian Accounting Standards Board made Accounting Standard AASB 111 Construction Contracts under section 334 of the Corporations Act 2001 on 15 July 2004.

 

This compiled version of AASB 111 applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2015.  It incorporates relevant amendments contained in other AASB Standards made by the AASB up to and including 28 January 2015 (see Compilation Details).

 

aCCOUNTING STANDARD AASB 111

Construction Contracts

Objective

The objective of this Standard is to prescribe the accounting treatment of revenue and costs associated with construction contracts.  Because of the nature of the activity undertaken in construction contracts, the date at which the contract activity is entered into and the date when the activity is completed usually fall into different reporting periods.  Therefore, the primary issue in accounting for construction contracts is the allocation of contract revenue and contract costs to the reporting periods in which construction work is performed.  This Standard uses the recognition criteria established in the Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements to determine when contract revenue and contract costs should be recognised as revenue and expenses in the statement of comprehensive income.  It also provides practical guidance on the application of these criteria.

Application

Aus1.1          This Standard applies to:

(a)      each entity that is required to prepare financial reports in accordance with Part 2M.3 of the Corporations Act and that is a reporting entity;

(b)      general purpose financial statements of each other reporting entity; and

(c)       financial statements that are, or are held out to be, general purpose financial statements.

Aus1.2          This Standard applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2005.
[Note:  For application dates of paragraphs changed or added by an amending Standard, see Compilation Details.]

Aus1.3          This Standard shall not be applied to annual reporting periods beginning before 1 January 2005.

Aus1.4          [Deleted by the AASB]

Aus1.5          When applicable, this Standard supersedes:

(a)      AASB 1009 Construction Contracts as notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No S 532, 16 December 1997; and

(b)      AAS 11 Construction Contracts as issued in December 1997.

Aus1.6          Both AASB 1009 and AAS 11 remain applicable until superseded by this Standard.

Aus1.7          Notice of this Standard was published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No S 294, 22 July 2004.

Reduced Disclosure Requirements

Aus1.8          Paragraphs 40, 41 and 45 of this Standard do not apply to entities preparing general purpose financial statements under Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements.  Entities applying Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements may elect to comply with some or all of these excluded requirements.

Aus1.9          The requirements that do not apply to entities preparing general purpose financial statements under Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements are identified in this Standard by shading of the relevant text.

Scope

1         This Standard shall be applied in accounting for construction contracts in the financial statements of contractors.

2         [Deleted by the AASB]

Definitions

3         The following terms are used in this Standard with the meanings specified.

A construction contract is a contract specifically negotiated for the construction of an asset or a combination of assets that are closely interrelated or interdependent in terms of their design, technology and function or their ultimate purpose or use.

A cost plus contract is a construction contract in which the contractor is reimbursed for allowable or otherwise defined costs, plus a percentage of these costs or a fixed fee.

A fixed price contract is a construction contract in which the contractor agrees to a fixed contract price, or a fixed rate per unit of output, which in some cases is subject to cost escalation clauses.

4         A construction contract may be negotiated for the construction of a single asset such as a bridge, building, dam, pipeline, road, ship or tunnel.  A construction contract may also deal with the construction of a number of assets which are closely interrelated or interdependent in terms of their design, technology and function or their ultimate purpose or use; examples of such contracts include those for the construction of refineries and other complex pieces of plant or equipment.

5         For the purposes of this Standard, construction contracts include:

(a)      contracts for the rendering of services which are directly related to the construction of the asset, for example, those for the services of project managers and architects; and

(b)      contracts for the destruction or restoration of assets, and the restoration of the environment following the demolition of assets.

6         Construction contracts are formulated in a number of ways which, for the purposes of this Standard, are classified as fixed price contracts and cost plus contracts.  Some construction contracts may contain characteristics of both a fixed price contract and a cost plus contract, for example in the case of a cost plus contract with an agreed maximum price.  In such circumstances, a contractor needs to consider all the conditions in paragraphs 23 and 24 in order to determine when to recognise contract revenue and expenses.

Combining and Segmenting Construction Contracts

7         The requirements of this Standard are usually applied separately to each construction contract.  However, in certain circumstances, it is necessary to apply the Standard to the separately identifiable components of a single contract or to a group of contracts together in order to reflect the substance of a contract or a group of contracts. 

8         When a contract covers a number of assets, the construction of each asset shall be treated as a separate construction contract when:

(a)      separate proposals have been submitted for each asset;

(b)      each asset has been subject to separate negotiation and the contractor and customer have been able to accept or reject that part of the contract relating to each asset; and

(c)       the costs and revenues of each asset can be identified.

9         A group of contracts, whether with a single customer or with several customers, shall be treated as a single construction contract when:

(a)      the group of contracts is negotiated as a single package;

(b)      the contracts are so closely interrelated that they are, in effect, part of a single project with an overall profit margin; and

(c)       the contracts are performed concurrently or in a continuous sequence.

10       A contract may provide for the construction of an additional asset at the option of the customer or may be amended to include the construction of an additional asset.  The construction of the additional asset shall be treated as a separate construction contract when:

(a)      the asset differs significantly in design, technology or function from the asset or assets covered by the original contract; or

(b)      the price of the asset is negotiated without regard to the original contract price.

Contract Revenue

11       Contract revenue shall comprise:

(a)      the initial amount of revenue agreed in the contract; and

(b)      variations in contract work, claims and incentive payments:

(i)       to the extent that it is probable that they will result in revenue; and

(ii)      they are capable of being reliably measured.

12       Contract revenue is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable.  The measurement of contract revenue is affected by a variety of uncertainties that depend on the outcome of future events.  The estimates often need to be revised as events occur and uncertainties are resolved.  Therefore, the amount of contract revenue may increase or decrease from one period to the next.  For example:

(a)      a contractor and a customer may agree variations or claims that increase or decrease contract revenue in a period subsequent to that in which the contract was initially agreed;

(b)      the amount of revenue agreed in a fixed price contract may increase as a result of cost escalation clauses;

(c)       the amount of contract revenue may decrease as a result of penalties arising from delays caused by the contractor in the completion of the contract; or

(d)      when a fixed price contract involves a fixed price per unit of output, contract revenue increases as the number of units is increased.

13       A variation is an instruction by the customer for a change in the scope of the work to be performed under the contract.  A variation may lead to an increase or a decrease in contract revenue.  Examples of variations are changes in the specifications or design of the asset and changes in the duration of the contract.  A variation is included in contract revenue when:

(a)      it is probable that the customer will approve the variation and the amount of revenue arising from the variation; and

(b)      the amount of revenue can be reliably measured. 

14       A claim is an amount that the contractor seeks to collect from the customer or another party as reimbursement for costs not included in the contract price.  A claim may arise from, for example, customer caused delays, errors in specifications or design, and disputed variations in contract work.  The measurement of the amounts of revenue arising from claims is subject to a high level of uncertainty and often depends on the outcome of negotiations.  Therefore, claims are included in contract revenue only when:

(a)      negotiations have reached an advanced stage such that it is probable that the customer will accept the claim; and

(b)      the amount that it is probable will be accepted by the customer can be measured reliably.

15       Incentive payments are additional amounts paid to the contractor if specified performance standards are met or exceeded.  For example, a contract may allow for an incentive payment to the contractor for early completion of the contract.  Incentive payments are included in contract revenue when:

(a)      the contract is sufficiently advanced that it is probable that the specified performance standards will be met or exceeded; and

(b)      the amount of the incentive payment can be measured reliably.

Contract Costs

16       Contract costs shall comprise:

(a)      costs that relate directly to the specific contract;

(b)      costs that are attributable to contract activity in general and can be allocated to the contract; and

(c)       such other costs as are specifically chargeable to the customer under the terms of the contract.

17       Costs that relate directly to a specific contract include:

(a)      site labour costs, including site supervision;

(b)      costs of materials used in construction;

(c)       depreciation of plant and equipment used on the contract;

(d)      costs of moving plant, equipment and materials to and from the contract site;

(e)       costs of hiring plant and equipment;

(f)       costs of design and technical assistance that is directly related to the contract;

(g)       the estimated costs of rectification and guarantee work, including expected warranty costs; and

(h)      claims from third parties.

           These costs may be reduced by any incidental income that is not included in contract revenue, for example, income from the sale of surplus materials and the disposal of plant and equipment at the end of the contract.

18       Costs that may be attributable to contract activity in general and can be allocated to specific contracts include:

(a)      insurance;

(b)      costs of design and technical assistance that are not directly related to a specific contract; and

(c)       construction overheads.

           Such costs are allocated using methods that are systematic and rational and are applied consistently to all costs having similar characteristics.  The allocation is based on the normal level of construction activity.  Construction overheads include costs such as the preparation and processing of construction personnel payroll.  Costs that may be attributable to contract activity in general and can be allocated to specific contracts also include borrowing costs.

Aus18.1        In respect of not-for-profit public sector entities, costs that may be attributable to contract activity in general and can be allocated to specific contracts also include borrowing costs only when the contractor capitalises borrowing costs in accordance with AASB 123 Borrowing Costs.

19       Costs that are specifically chargeable to the customer under the terms of the contract may include some general administration costs and development costs for which reimbursement is specified in the terms of the contract.

20       Costs that cannot be attributed to contract activity or cannot be allocated to a contract are excluded from the costs of a construction contract.  Such costs include:

(a)      general administration costs for which reimbursement is not specified in the contract;

(b)      selling costs;

(c)       research and development costs for which reimbursement is not specified in the contract; and

(d)      depreciation of idle plant and equipment that is not used on a particular contract.

21       Contract costs include the costs attributable to a contract for the period from the date of securing the contract to the final completion of the contract.  However, costs that relate directly to a contract and are incurred in securing the contract are also included as part of the contract costs if they can be separately identified and measured reliably and it is probable that the contract will be obtained.  When costs incurred in securing a contract are recognised as an expense in the period in which they are incurred, they are not included in contract costs when the contract is obtained in a subsequent period.

Recognition of Contract Revenue and Expenses

22       When the outcome of a construction contract can be estimated reliably, contract revenue and contract costs associated with the construction contract shall be recognised as revenue and expenses respectively by reference to the stage of completion of the contract activity at the end of the reporting period.  An expected loss on the construction contract shall be recognised as an expense immediately in accordance with paragraph 36.

23       In the case of a fixed price contract, the outcome of a construction contract can be estimated reliably when all the following conditions are satisfied:

(a)      total contract revenue can be measured reliably;

(b)      it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the contract will flow to the entity;

(c)       both the contract costs to complete the contract and the stage of contract completion at the end of the reporting period can be measured reliably; and

(d)      the contract costs attributable to the contract can be clearly identified and measured reliably so that actual contract costs incurred can be compared with prior estimates.

24       In the case of a cost plus contract, the outcome of a construction contract can be estimated reliably when all the following conditions are satisfied:

(a)      it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the contract will flow to the entity; and

(b)      the contract costs attributable to the contract, whether or not specifically reimbursable, can be clearly identified and measured reliably. 

25       The recognition of revenue and expenses by reference to the stage of completion of a contract is often referred to as the percentage of completion method.  Under this method, contract revenue is matched with the contract costs incurred in reaching the stage of completion, resulting in the reporting of revenue, expenses and profit which can be attributed to the proportion of work completed.  This method provides useful information on the extent of contract activity and performance during a period. 

26       Under the percentage of completion method, contract revenue is recognised as revenue in profit or loss in the reporting periods in which the work is performed.  Contract costs are usually recognised as an expense in profit or loss in the reporting periods in which the work to which they relate is performed.  However, any expected  excess of total contract costs over total contract revenue for the contract is recognised as an expense immediately in accordance with paragraph 36.

27       A contractor may have incurred contract costs that relate to future activity on the contract.  Such contract costs are recognised as an asset provided it is probable that they will be recovered.  Such costs represent an amount due from the customer and are often classified as contract work in progress.

28       The outcome of a construction contract can only be estimated reliably when it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the contract will flow to the entity.  However, when an uncertainty arises about the collectibility of an amount already included in contract revenue, and already recognised in profit or loss, the uncollectible amount or the amount in respect of which recovery has ceased to be probable is recognised as an expense rather than as an adjustment of the amount of contract revenue.

29       An entity is generally able to make reliable estimates after it has agreed to a contract which establishes:

(a)      each party’s enforceable rights regarding the asset to be constructed;

(b)      the consideration to be exchanged; and

(c)       the manner and terms of settlement.

           It is also usually necessary for the entity to have an effective internal financial budgeting and reporting system.  The entity reviews and, when necessary, revises the estimates of contract revenue and contract costs as the contract progresses.  The need for such revisions does not necessarily indicate that the outcome of the contract cannot be estimated reliably. 

30       The stage of completion of a contract may be determined in a variety of ways.  The entity uses the method that measures reliably the work performed.  Depending on the nature of the contract, the methods may include:

(a)      the proportion that contract costs incurred for work performed to date bear to the estimated total contract costs;

(b)      surveys of work performed; or

(c)       completion of a physical proportion of the contract work.

           Progress payments and advances received from customers often do not  reflect the work performed.

31       When the stage of completion is determined by reference to the contract costs incurred to date, only those contract costs that reflect work performed are included in costs incurred to date.  Examples of contract costs which are excluded are:

(a)      contract costs that relate to future activity on the contract, such as costs of materials that have been delivered to a contract site or set aside for use in a contract but not yet installed, used or applied during contract performance, unless the materials have been made specially for the contract; and

(b)      payments made to subcontractors in advance of work performed under the subcontract.

32       When the outcome of a construction contract cannot be estimated reliably:

(a)      revenue shall be recognised only to the extent of contract costs incurred that it is probable will be recoverable; and

(b)      contract costs shall be recognised as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

           An expected loss on the construction contract shall be recognised as an expense immediately in accordance with paragraph 36.

33       During the early stages of a contract it is often the case that the outcome of the contract cannot be estimated reliably.  Nevertheless, it may be probable that the entity will recover the contract costs incurred.  Therefore, contract revenue is recognised only to the extent of costs incurred that are expected to be recoverable.  As the outcome of the contract cannot be estimated reliably, no profit is recognised.  However, even though the outcome of the contract cannot be estimated reliably, it may be probable that total contract costs will exceed total contract revenues.  In such cases, any expected excess of total contract costs over total contract revenue for the contract is recognised as an expense immediately in accordance with paragraph 36.

34       Contract costs that are not probable of being recovered are recognised as an expense immediately.  Examples of circumstances in which the recoverability of contract costs incurred may not be probable and in which contract costs may need to be recognised as an expense immediately include contracts:

(a)      that are not fully enforceable, that is, their validity is seriously in question;

(b)      the completion of which is subject to the outcome of pending litigation or legislation;

(c)       relating to properties that are likely to be condemned or expropriated;

(d)      where the customer is unable to meet its obligations; or

(e)       where the contractor is unable to complete the contract or otherwise meet its obligations under the contract.

35       When the uncertainties that prevented the outcome of the contract being estimated reliably no longer exist, revenue and expenses associated with the construction contract shall be recognised in accordance with paragraph 22 rather than in accordance with paragraph 32.

Recognition of Expected Losses

36       When it is probable that total contract costs will exceed total contract revenue, the expected loss shall be recognised as an expense immediately.

37       The amount of such a loss is determined irrespective of:

(a)      whether work has commenced on the contract;

(b)      the stage of completion of contract activity; or

(c)       the amount of profits expected to arise on other contracts which are not treated as a single construction contract in accordance with paragraph 9.

Changes in Estimates

38       The percentage of completion method is applied on a cumulative basis in each reporting period to the current estimates of contract revenue and contract costs.  Therefore, the effect of a change in the estimate of contract revenue or contract costs, or the effect of a change in the estimate of the outcome of a contract, is accounted for as a change in accounting estimate (see AASB 108 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors).  The changed estimates are used in the determination of the amount of revenue and expenses recognised in profit or loss in the period in which the change is made and in subsequent periods.

Disclosure

39       An entity shall disclose:

(a)      the amount of contract revenue recognised as revenue in the period;

(b)      the methods used to determine the contract revenue recognised in the period; and

(c)       the methods used to determine the stage of completion of contracts in progress. 

40       An entity shall disclose each of the following for contracts in progress at the end of the reporting period:

           (a)      the aggregate amount of costs incurred and recognised profits (less recognised losses) to date;

           (b)      the amount of advances received; and

           (c)       the amount of retentions.

41       Retentions are amounts of progress billings that are not paid until the satisfaction of conditions specified in the contract for the payment of such amounts or until defects have been rectified.  Progress billings are amounts billed for work performed on a contract whether or not they have been paid by the customer.  Advances are amounts received by the contractor before the related work is performed.

42       An entity shall present:

(a)      the gross amount due from customers for contract work as an asset; and

(b)      the gross amount due to customers for contract work as a liability.

43       The gross amount due from customers for contract work is the net amount of:

(a)      costs incurred plus recognised profits; less

(b)      the sum of recognised losses and progress billings;

           for all contracts in progress for which costs incurred plus recognised profits (less recognised losses) exceeds progress billings. 

44       The gross amount due to customers for contract work is the net amount of:

(a)      costs incurred plus recognised profits; less

(b)      the sum of recognised losses and progress billings;

           for all contracts in progress for which progress billings exceed costs incurred plus recognised profits (less recognised losses).

45       An entity discloses any contingent liabilities and contingent assets in accordance with AASB 137 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets.  Contingent liabilities and contingent assets may arise from such items as warranty costs, claims, penalties or possible losses.

Effective Date of IAS 11

46       [Deleted by the AASB]


australian guidance 

Australian Guidance accompanies, but is not part of, AASB 111. 

Non‑commercial Contracts

G1      For not-for-profit entities that are construction contractors, the requirements of AASB 111 Construction Contracts should also be applied to non‑commercial construction contracts and similar arrangements that are binding on the parties to the arrangement but which do not take the form of a documented contract. 

G2      A non‑commercial contract or similar arrangement may be either a “fixed price contract” or a “cost plus contract” (which in a non‑commercial context may also be referred to as a “cost based contract”).  Contracts and arrangements classified as fixed price contracts may involve the funding of construction activity through indirect means such as through a general appropriation or other allocation of government funds or by general purpose grants.  In contrast, contracts and arrangements classified as cost plus (or cost based) contracts may involve full or partial reimbursement of the costs incurred for the construction of the asset from the recipient of the constructed asset and/or from other parties.


DELETED ias 11 TEXT

Deleted IAS 11 text is not part of AASB 111.

Paragraph 2

This Standard supersedes IAS 11 Accounting for Construction Contracts approved in 1978.

Paragraph 46

This Standard becomes operative for financial statements covering periods beginning on or after 1 January 1995.