The amount due under an Option C contract is Defined Cost plus the Fee (Refer clause 50.2, 11.2(29) and 11.2(23)). The Defined Cost for People is determined with reference to the Schedule of Cost Components(SCC) clauses 1, 11,12,13 and 14.
Main Option clause 52.1 states “All the Contractor’s costs which are not included in the Defined Cost are treated as included in the Fee.”
For directly employed People- finders fees are not listed in SCC clause 11,12,13 so finders fees are NOT Defined Cost and they are treated as included in the Fee. Therefore they should not be included as an individual specific item in the assessment of the amount due.