As a contractor reviewing The Scope. There is a nominated supplier within that states we have to develop our programme in conjunction with them although their works are minimal & not critical but could end up adding downtime to us. We have also to supply them clear working areas & traffic management, although we are not liable for any of their defects. The supplier has not to provide us with a cost for the works for us to add to the Activity Schedule, so we get no fee %. Is this correct?
This is a test to check if working
Its hard to know what the relationship between you, the supplier and the Employer is without fully reviewing your scope, but few comments below which may assist;
- if you are not making any allowance in your tender/contract for this supplier / won’t be making payment to the supplier, it seems like their contract will be with the Employer rather than them being a nominated subcontractor to you - they would be deemed Others under your contract and any risk of additional delays/costs etc. would sit with the Employer, per clause 60.1(05).
- if the above is correct, it is important that you show sufficient detail on your programme re. works of Others to be able to demonstrate any CE/delay
- you would need to make appropriate allowance within your tender/contract to cover scope requirements i.e. TM etc. and any risks that you bear i.e. anything that would not be covered by a CE.
- you are also free to include a sum in your contract/tender to cover for Fee for this supplier, this would be at your discretion.