I am working with a contractor on a D&B project where the client team provided a sum for Utilities companies to be included in the CSA after the contractor has submitted their tender.
The apointment of the contractor was delayed for about 10 mo ths and the Utilities quotes where never updated.
The contractor has now got to site and has submitted a variation for the cost increase of the utilities costs.
This was not noted as a provisonal sum, is the contractor entitled to the additional moneis due to the delay in appointment/incorect figuers provided for inclusion.
It is worth noting the contractor did not query these costs prior to signing the contract?