We are the Contractor using NEC3 ECC (Option C) and the project was completed on Oct 2017 and the defect date will become expired in Nov 2018.
According to our company directive, a project completion bonus will be calculated and be paid to the project staff based on some criteria and formula laid down in the said directive. We reckon that such project completion bonus can be reimbursed as part of Defeined Cost under SOCC Item 12 (a) bonuses and incentives. However, the Project Manager’s Delegate considered that this project completion bonus should not be reimbursed under the Defined Cost and should be included in Fee.
Please advise (i) such project completion bonus should be paid under the Defined Cost or should it be included in the Fee; (ii) if the project completion bonus is included in the Fee, what is the contract clause(s) should be relied on?