I am working for a Contractor who has subcontracted the preparation of quotations to a firm of Quantity Surveyors.
The main contract between the Employer and Contractor is an NEC3 ECC Option C, the contract between the Contractor and the Quantity Surveyors is a NEC3 PSC Option E.
The quotes are prepared at the offices of the QS practice which is not part of the Working Area. My question is in 2 parts:-
Should the Project Manager include the cost associated with preparing these quotations when assessing the amount due?
Can the Contractor include the costs of preparing the quotations within the quotation itself as a proposed change to the Prices?