Under option B, Contractor had confirmed that their direct field labour is an all inclusive rates during tender phase. Contract was awarded and now Contractor wants to add direct fee % to their labour rates. In this instance there’s is only DFL involved. In my mind an all inclusive rate includes overheads, statutory obligations by law and profit as well as small tools and consumables. This work is done well within the contract duration and is within the working areas. So in essence I want to know if they said their defined costs is all inclusive do I still add the direct fee? I am also not convinced that they used the sscc to build up their rates. There is no breakdown of rates, only normal time, overtime etc.
Secondly what is my recourse if we can’t come to an understanding.