NEC 3 ECS Option A
We are having discussions with our subcontractor regarding the item description ‘preliminary items’ which includes mainly their staff for the duration of the contract and the the production of RAMS and site surveys. This has been inserted by the subcontractor as a lump sum item. We’re aware the subcontractor would not be able to apply this item until it is completed.
What is the best approach when dealing with these types of costs under an option A ?
Should the preliminary items be spread within other rates detailed in the activity schedule as i’ve seen suggested on Reachback ?
Or could an item be added in the Activity schedule and Accepted Programme such as ‘produce risk assessment for foundation A’ and the associated preliminary item be applied against that ?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.