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NEC PSC Option C Time Charge

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If the Consultant does not have a staff rate in the contract data for a member of staff whom worked on the project  but does have a category say for 'engineer' - is the Consultant automatically entitled to use that rate for payment, or can justification be requested by the Employer on the use of that rate for that member of staff.

If the member of staff is based in another country where costs are known to be lower, can the Employer reject the use of a staff rate category 'Engineer' on the basis the rate would be lower in another country for that role.
asked Aug 29 in Payment by AnnMurphy (150 points)  
I'm unclear as to have you've listen your staff rates within your Contract Data.

If you've listed your staff rates as say, John Smith - Engineer, then you could only apply that rate to John Smith's time within the quotation.

If you had listed the staff rates as just the job title, i.e. Engineer, then any engineer working on the project, that rate would be used.

To borrow a point from Andrew-W-I;  the definition of 'Time Charge' includes the words ' ... staff time appropriate to that rate .... ', with the Employer having  the right to inspect the accounts and records of Time Charges, which you are obliged to facilitate at any time during working hours.

Hopefully the above answers your question

A similar question regarding rates within the Contract Data was asked here, which may help with your question.

https://reachback.builtintelligence.com/17873/nec-psc-option-e-staff-rates

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I'm unclear as to have you've listen your staff rates within your Contract Data.

If you've listed your staff rates as say, John Smith - Engineer, then you could only apply that rate to John Smith's time within the quotation.

If you had listed the staff rates as just the job title, i.e. Engineer, then any engineer working on the project, that rate would be used.

To borrow a point from Andrew-W-I;  the definition of 'Time Charge' includes the words ' ... staff time appropriate to that rate .... ', with the Employer having  the right to inspect the accounts and records of Time Charges, which you are obliged to facilitate at any time during working hours.

Hopefully the above answers your question

A similar question regarding rates within the Contract Data was asked here, which may help with your question.

https://reachback.builtintelligence.com/17873/nec-psc-option-e-staff-rates
answered Oct 11 by anonymous (3,060 points)