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NEC PSC: Option C - Employer Instruction/Employers Assessment

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Is there anyway in a contract where you don't have to ask the consultant for a quotation and can go straight to a Employers Assessment?

Why I ask is that I am expecting to de-scope some work from the consultant, but I am expecting them to add a large value under preparation of the quote, where I know we are not going to agree on the figure anway, as we have had discussions outside of the official instruction to de-scope, so I am likely to make an Employers Assessment anyway.
asked Nov 21, 2019 in General by SB_SA2005 (180 points)  

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No I don't think there is - but what harm will it do to at least have their version of the quote which you can then take a red pen to? Much easier than starting from a blank page. If you instruct the removal of Scope, you request a quote and then you can make your own assessment anyway. Nothing to stop you starting your own assessment either whilst they do their quotation.
answered Nov 21, 2019 by Glenn Hide Panel Member (78,720 points)