I have a scenario (Option B) where by contract data part 2 as filled out by the Main Contractor and has only allowed a fee % for design only. There is 0% for direct fee. The SSCC has also been left completely blank. The Contract has been signed and works have begun on site.
We now have a situation where there is a CE, The Contractor is now trying to impose their own rates for people costs, albeit the SSCC is blank and they're also trying to add 20% direct fee , although the direct fee in contract data part 2 is 0%.
How do you deal with CE's if there is no costs for People, Equipment, Plant and Material, etc in the contract documents as part of the SSCC, surely the simplest way forward would have been to have a full comprehensive list at tender stage, completed by the Contractor and then evaluated as part of the tender process ?
Subsequently, would I be entitled to say they're not entailed to claim the 20% or their own rates as it was left blank and recommend using the BoQ rates, albeit a disadvantage to the Contractor I suppose