Clause 26.2 requires the Contractor to submit names of Subcontractors for approval. The Project Manager requires us to submit the names of Labour Only Suppliers as well.
The PM has accepted under the contract the Labour Only falls under people in the SOC - People (14), but he also thinks it falls under the definition of 11.2(17) definition of a Subcontractor under the bullet provide a service necessary to Provide the Works. Can it fall under both?
I believe that a labour only supplier is treated as People in the same way as an agency QS or agency site engineer where no approval is required under clause 26.
The fact that that labour only suppliers are being paid throught the subcontact ledger to comply with CIS regulations does not make them subcontractors under the contract. I also think that the SOC states that: “An amount is included only in one cost component and only if it is incurred in order to Provide the Contract Works”
Is approval required under clause 26?