Under the option D contract I understand that the “Total of the Prices” would be the quantities of work completed for each item in the Bill of Quantities. We are working under an amended version of the contract where cl. 60.4 and 60.5 have been deleted. Without these two clauses is there still a clause that would allow the target to be reduced if the quantities were different?
A working example is that extra concrete has been required (increase to quantities) in order to comply with the Works Information, due to the previous foundation (which has been removed) being of a greater depth than stated in the standard detail. Therefore we should get an increase via a Compensation Event for a change in Works Information (in order to comply with them).
On the flip side there is less excavation required in certain areas and therefore less sub-base will be required. The employer believes this should be a negative CE. I believe this reduction in quantities could only be implemented after satisfying Cl.60.4 which has been deleted from the contract.
Please could you clarify if my interpretation is correct?