On an NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract, I’m in the process of building up a rate to assess a Compensation Event for a member of staff (working directly for the Contractor) using the shorter schedule of cost components. No rates were included in our Contract so we’re using defined cost. It seems from looking at the contract that we only need to provide proof of salary and pension under the Shorter Schedule. What information do I need to show the Employer? From brief discussions with the Employer he seems to believe that I can’t claim for the items from the Full Schedule of Cost Components because they are not listed in black and white.
I would of thought that the shorter schedule was not a mechanism to pay the Contractor less but more so to agree the rates quicker as less substantiation was required.
Therefore under this SSCC, what do I contractually need to provide to the Employer in order to be confident that I’ve done everything required of me from a Contractor’s point of view?
Furthermore, what is the process if we can not agree on a rate at the end of the discussions?