I am involved in assessing CE quotations under an ECC Option B contract and the Contractor has submitted “old fashioned” time related prelim charges such as Director, QS, Contracts Manager etc.
I have responded stating that these are not Defined Costs unless the persons “normal place of working is not within the Working Areas but who are working in the Working Areas”, as per bullet point 2 of People 1 of SSOCC. It is therefore for the Contractor to demonstrate that these categories of people satisfy this bullet point.
However, how do I assess the costs for professional staff as the SSoCC included within the tender documents only includes rates for site based management staff, tradesmen and operatives.
I also need to be careful not to assess costs which are overheads and therefore included within the fee.