A Contractor claims that as the Works Information did not require the tenderers to include for any staff dealing with CE’s, they have not allowed for this within their tender sum.
They claim that any staff time spent dealing with the administration and management of a CE, (i.e. preparation of risk assessments, method statements, paying supplier’s etc), basically the operational delivery of the instructed change, should be included within the quotation for the CE.
The Contractor has staff in the Working Area full time for the duration of the Contract and has not increased its resource on site, but claims that there is a potential loss of ‘opportunity;’ if they were to spend time on CE’s, which they claim they didn’t envisage at the time of tender.
This applies to all CE’s and not due to quantity issued.
Is it reasonable that a contractor adopts this position and where in the contract does it allow them to claim this.