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NEC3 PSC: Under Option E, how is price assessed if actual cost differs significantly from original estimate through consultant down inefficency, i.e. works taken too long?

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asked Oct 3, 2016 in NEC3 Compensation Events by anonymous  

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Under option E the Consultant carries little risk. If the Consultant gave an estimate at tender stage then that does not contractually count for anything. I see no where in the cost reimbursable contracts that allows you to not pay the money the Consultant has spent. Option E contracts do require more effort and involvement on the Employers part to verify that the work being carried out by the Consultant is timely and to the required quality.
answered Oct 3, 2016 by Glenn Hide (24,730 points)