On an asset refurbishment contract under the ECC using Option A, the Project Manager instructs a change to the works information. The change is for some additional works. These works are likely to be carried out in January and the Contractor has allowed for night-time working. The Contractor submits a quotation for £27,000 which is inclusive of an allowance for anticipated poor weather, night-time working, together with is fee. The Project Manager accepts the quotation. In fact work is carried out in March, during the day and also during a spell of fine weather, from records the approximately Defined Cost plus Fee for this work was approximately £20,000.
How much is the Contractor paid for the work and what are the relevant clauses covering this.?
How much would the Contractor be paid for this work if it were an Option D contract instead?
If additional works are carried out before the compensations event is agreed, is the Contractor paid a reasonable sum in the next assessment?
During the construction of these additional works and before Completion the Supervisor discovered a Defect and notified this to the Contractor who corrected it immediately. Is the correcting of the Defect a recoverable cost in Option A?
If the Defect was not corrected by an assessment date before Completion, how much would the Contractor be paid for the work?