Under Option C, the contractor included in his quotation time for a QS to procure the services of a subcontractor and a Design Manager to give technical guidance during the procurement phase. The services to be provided by the subcontractor is an agreed compensation event. My understanding is, a) if this is extra to the working hours of the QS and Design Manager and impact on defined cost, or
b) additional resource is brought in to carry out the subcontractor review,
then it is a valid assessment. Otherwise I’m inclined to reject their point.