In nec4 volume 3, selecting a supplier, the example tender assessment sheet, has slightly changed from that previously in nec3 guidance notes Appendix 4.
The nec 4 example now shows Fee being multiplied by the Tendered total of the Prices. Previously, the Fee was applied only to the 12% direct cost which was the increase between tender and outturn cost.
This new approach applies much greater weight to the Fee percentage as opposed to the other elements within the tender assessment.
Does anyone know why the fee percentage is now applied to 100% of the Price rather than to the 12% increase in tender outturn ?