Hello and thank you in advance for reading,
In a NEC3 Option A subcontract, the subcontractor has applied for a CE and used the agreed hourly rates defined in our subcontract as part of data part 2.
These are rates for a site operative to do additional works within the site.
The subcontractor has then added fees including Hotels and Sustenance on top of these hourly rates used, and has added the direct fee on top of the total of all.
I have looked at the Short Schedule of Cost Components in the Subcontract Option A, which seems to infer that everything should be included within the rates agreed as defined costs, in part due to its vagueness on what is/isn’t included.
For option C contracts there is a more detailed list of cost components that explicitly states travel and lodging etc should be included in the rate as a defined cost.
Is the subcontractor wrong to add hotel and sustenance on top of the hourly rate for the works?
Is the the subcontractor wrong to charge the direct fee on top of the total of everything?