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Form A – PROPOSAL FOR NEW WORK ITEM (NWI)

Development of Singapore Standards and International Standards

PART I – INFORMATION OF REQUESTOR


(You may require about 15 - 30 minutes in completing this form)

1. General

Name (in full):

Designation:

Name of Company / Government Body / Industry Association / Professional Institution / Committee etc:

Address:

Tel: Fax:

Email:

Signature Date

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. All materials in the standards shall be the property of and belong to SPRING Singapore, including the
materials produced during the development of the standards except for materials from third parties
where permission/licence has been sought.

2. The source of works (including materials contributed by members of the Drafting Committee, e.g.
Technical Committee or Working Group) shall be highlighted to SPRING Singapore in the “Copyright
Declaration Form” provided by SPRING Singapore so that SPRING Singapore can ensure that all
intellectual property rights in such works are assigned to SPRING Singapore, or that SPRING
Singapore can secure the proper permissions or licenses from the third parties to incorporate and/or
utilise these works in the standard.

3. Any request to deviate from the copyright assignment to SPRING Singapore must be resolved before
the commencement of the standards development works.

4. All information identified or marked as confidential by the Committee shall be treated as confidential
by the Committee members and shall not be disclosed by the Committee members to third parties
without seeking permission from SPRING Singapore.

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5. Publicity of the standards, including press releases, by stakeholders involved in the
development/revision of the standards must be vetted by the Drafting Committee and SPRING
Singapore.

6. This form shall be submitted in softcopy to the Secretariat, SPRING Singapore, together with all
supporting document(s) to:

Director, Standards Division


SPRING Singapore
Email: standards@spring.gov.sg

7. SPRING Singapore reserves the right to accept or not to undertake the project proposed by the
requestor.

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PART II – DETAILS OF PROPOSAL

2. Outline

(a) Title (in full)

The title should be as clear and concise as possible. Where the proposal is for a new work item, the title should
specify the subject to be covered and type of standard (e.g. terminology, method of test, performance requirements,
code of practices etc.).
(b) Objective

The objective should cover standardisation in the specific area identified.


(c) Scope and Content

The scope should define the intent of the standard and its targeted users. It should also include the key topics to be
included in the standard which can be attached.

3. Justification

(a) Describe current problems and difficulties that the standard aims to address.

(b) Elaborate on the benefits (both qualitative and quantitative) to the industry/users in terms of
improvement to:
(i) Facilitate Growth (e.g. Industry Growth, Product Growth, Trade, Market Access)

(ii) Improve Productivity, Competitiveness, Interoperability & Quality

(iii) Raise Resource Efficiency & Sustainability

(iv) Support Safety, Health, Environmental Protection and Social Needs

(v) Others (e.g. Consumer & Public Interest)

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(c) Describe the programmes or initiatives of your industry associations, professional institutions etc.
that would use the standard for the benefit of the industry.

(d) Specify if the standard is to be used to support national legislations, regulations, initiatives and
administrative/purchasing requirements.

(e) Any other reasons (e.g. major competitive advantage/benefit to you and other companies in your
industry). Please elaborate.

(f) Please indicate the targeted users and size of the targeted users (i.e. number of companies,
organisations or individuals) that are expected to use the standard and their contributions to the
GDP.

(g) Indicate if the standard is intended to be used for conformance through calibration, testing,
certification, inspection, auditing or training purposes (please tick accordingly in the boxes).

Yes No

If yes, please elaborate.

(h) Indicate if there is a need for a new calibration / inspection / testing / certification / accreditation
scheme to support the implementation of the standard (please tick accordingly in the boxes).

Yes No

If yes, please elaborate.

4. Participation

(a) I/We are willing to participate actively in a committee that drafts the standard (please tick
accordingly in the boxes) as:

Chair Member

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(b) I/We would like to recommend
as an expert to lead in the area of his expertise.

(c) I/We would be able to provide secretariat support in this committee (please tick accordingly in the
boxes):

Yes No

5. Resources & Timeframe


(For below, please provide as much details as possible)

(a) Identify key stakeholders that can participate in the development of the standard(s) (e.g.
manufacturers, government bodies, institutes of higher learning, consultants, subcontractors,
retailers, industry associations, professional associations, conformity assessment bodies, dominant
industry players etc), wherever possible to provide specific names.

The identified key stakeholders will be consulted by the relevant SC/TC committee secretariat on their support for this
standards work.
(b) State expected completion date and provide the reasons for the priority of this standard.

In general, the target timeframe for development of standards specification is 1 year. For standards that are codes of
practice, the target timeframe is 2 years.
(c) Provision of draft and relevant documents (please tick at least one box).

This standard is a direct or modified adoption of an international standard.

Please highlight the international standard (ISO or IEC) to be adopted.

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Highlight also the international committee (ISO or IEC) which has developed the standard and
whether Singapore is a “Participating” member or an “Observer” member of this committee.

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Identify and provide initial draft that can be used as 1 draft to develop the standard. These
documents can be industry practice documents, available overseas standard, e.g. BS, IEEE,
ASTM, W3C or international standard (ISO and IEC).

Please highlight reasons why those documents which are overseas or international standards are
not suitable for direct adoption or use.

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Highlight also, to the best of your knowledge, if the standard to be developed will be 1 in the world
or region.

(if insufficient space, please attach)

If no documents are available, I/we are willing to contribute financially to the development of the
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1 draft with other parties.

6. Promotion Activities

I/We are willing to co-organise outreach events (e.g. industry seminar, workshop etc.) with
SPRING Singapore and other interested parties to ensure wide adoption of the standard.

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PART III – INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (not to be circulated to external parties)

STANDARDS COMMITTEE (SC): __________________________________________

EVALUATED BY STANDARDS COMMITTEE SECRETARY

Name of SC Secretary:

Signature: Date:

Comments (if any)

EVALUATED BY SINGAPORE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL (SAC)


If answer to 3(h) in main form is “yes”, SAC to assess and comment on the viability of developing a new
calibration / inspection / testing / certification / accreditation scheme to support the implementation of the
standard (please tick accordingly in the boxes).

Viable Not Viable

If not viable, please elaborate.

Name of Director, Accreditation Division:

Signature: Date:

SUPPORTED BY STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Name of SC Chairman:

Signature: Date:

APPROVED BY SPRING SINGAPORE

Name of Director, Standards Division:

Signature: Date:

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