I am currently working for a contractor under an ECC Option C contract.
The Employer has 2 supervisors named in the contract. One deals with architectural elements and the other M&E. The first part of my question is, is this allowed?
My thoughts are, there should be one named Supervisor who has delegated the M&E elements to another person. (We should also be notified of the details of this delegation)
Secondly, the Employer is looking to appoint 2 separate Clerk of Works, each to work under their respective Supervisor.
The Supervisors wish the CoW’s the carry out the bulk of their work, including the notification of defects. But, they also want the discretion to decide which defects they get involved with…in particular where the Contractor might contest that the notification actually covers incomplete work and therefore there is no defect.
My questions are…ignoring the further complication of having two Supervisors; can they delegate all their duties and still carry out those duties, and also can they overrule / revise any decision made by the CoW’s?
I foresee this becoming potentially very confusing as we could have 4 people raising and closing defects, without clear boundaries between CoW and Supervisors remit.