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FIDIC Red Book: Clause 20.1 and Determination

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Sub-clause 20.1 indicates in the 6th paragraph that the Engineer may make detail comments if the Contractor's claim is disapproved.

Two paragraphs later, sub-clause 20.1 states that the Engineer proceeds in accordance with sub-clause 3.5.

A Contractor has insisted on the Engineer's determination of a claim that the Engineer has disapproved. Does the Engineer proceed with sub-clause 3.5 if a claim is disapproved?

If the Contractor is not able to provide sufficient particulars to demonstrate the basis of claim is there further need for the Engineer to act under sub-clause 3.5 after giving details comments?

The Contractor can refer the Engineer's disapproval as a dispute under sub-clause 20.3. Is that the proper contractual procedure for the Contractor if the Engineer's decision under sub-clause 20.1 is not satisfactory?
asked Jan 28 in Construction Contract Red Book by MCH (240 points)  

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