I am currently managing a road rehabilitation project under NEC3 (Option B).
On the bill of quantities, there’s an item to remove the existing 150mm base layer and reconstruct a new base layer using imported material.
On the same bill of quantities there’s a missing item, which is to remove the existing 30mm asphalt surfacing prior to preparing the base.
But on the Works Information, it is clearly stated that the Asphalt surfacing should be removed prior the preparation of the base.
Is the Contractor entitled to claim for the removal of the existing Asphalt surfacing?