Ind AS 11 Construction Contracts

Ind AS 11 Construction Contracts prescribes 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 contracting activity is entered into and the date when the activity is completed usually fall into different accounting periods. Therefore, the primary issue in accounting for construction contracts is the allocation of contract revenue and contract costs to the accounting periods in which construction work is performed.

Scope Of Ind AS 11 Construction Contract

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

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.

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.Contract revenue is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable.

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

Recognition of contract revenue and expenses

When the outcome of a construction contract can be estimated reliably, contract revenue and contract costs associated with the construction contract shall be recognized as revenue and expenses respectively by reference to the stage of completion of the contracting activity at the end of the reporting period.

When the outcome of a construction contract cannot be estimated reliably: (a) revenue shall be recognized only to the extent of contract costs incurred that it is probable will be recoverable, and (b) contract costs shall be recognized as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

Recognition of expected losses

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

An entity shall disclose the amount recognized as contract revenue in the period, the method used to determine the contract revenue recognized and stage of completion of contracts in progress.

For the contracts in progress at the end of the period, an entity shall disclose the aggregate costs incurred and recognized profits to date, the amounts of retentions and advances received.

Appendix A of Ind AS 11 gives guidance on accounting by operators for public-to-private service concession arrangements. It sets out principles for recognition and measurement of the obligations and related rights in service concession arrangements. The Appendix prescribes that an operator shall not recognize the public service infrastructure (within the scope of this appendix) as its Property, Plant, and Equipment because the contractual service arrangement does not convey the right to control the use of the infrastructure. It only gives operator the
access to operate the infrastructure to provide public service on behalf of the

The operator shall account for revenue and costs relating to the construction or upgrade services in accordance with Ind AS 11 and those relating to operation services in accordance with Ind AS 18. The consideration received or receivable shall be recognized at its fair value. The consideration may be rights to a financial asset or an intangible asset.

The operator recognizes a financial asset to the extent that it has an unconditional contractual right to receive cash or another financial asset from or at the direction of the grantor for the construction services. The operator shall recognize an intangible asset to the extent that it receives a right (a license) to charge users of the public service.

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