SOP respondent

If you receive a payment claim under the SOP Act, you are liable to pay the full amount claimed, unless you give the claimant a payment schedule within 10 business days of receiving the claim.

The payment schedule must explain any difference between what was claimed and what you are prepared to pay.

In the event of a dispute, the claimant may apply for adjudication or apply to a court to enforce payment.

Further information for SOP respondent can be found here:

Fact Sheet No.8Responding to a payment claim

Fact Sheet No.9Preparing a payment schedule

Fact Sheet No.10Responding to an adjudication application

Fact Sheet No.11If the respondent doesn't pay

Sample formPayment schedule

Sample formAdjudication Response