We are a Joint Venture (Main Contractor and Designer) currently tendering for a Design and build project based on an NEC4 ECC Option C contract.
The potential client believes the cost of the designers staff is recovered under the ‘People’ (1) component in the schedule of cost components.
The designers staff will be working out of their own offices and will not be working within the Working Areas.
It is our understanding that the cost of the designers staff is recovered under the ‘Design’ (7) component in the schedule of cost components utilising rates tendered in the table for the Defined Cost of design outside the Working Areas in contract Data Part 2.
Please can you clarify under which component under the schedule of cost components do you recover costs for designers staff under a Joint Venture working outside the Working Areas.