Note: With effect from 1 April 2019, the Subcontractor Registration Scheme (SRS) has been renamed as the Registered Specialist Trade Contractors Scheme (RSTCS) together with a couple of enhancement.
All subcontractors who are registered under the seven trades namely Demolition, Concreting Formwork, Reinforcement Bar Fixing, Concreting, Scaffolding, Curtain Wall and Erection of Concrete Precast Component of the SRS have automatically become Registered Specialist Trade Contractors under the RSTCS and no application is required. All subcontractors who are registered under the remaining trades of the SRS have been retained as Registered Subcontractors under RSTCS and no application is required. All reference to the SRS shall be substituted by the RSTCS with effect from 1 April 2019.
For existing construction contracts where subcontractors are required to register under the relevant trades available in the SRS, such subcontractors shall be deemed to have fulfilled that requirement if they are registered under the relevant trades in the RSTCS.