In completing a tender for a project, which is procured under NEC4, Option B, we find that the drafter of the documents has specified the categories of person the be rated in Section 6, data for the Shorter Schedule of Cost Components. It has also specified items of equipment under the subsection “rates for other Equipment…”. There are two parts to our questions in relation to this:
- Is this correct practice? Should Contract data Part 2 not be completed by the Contractor? Can it be part-completed by the Employer/ drafter as is being done here?
- Some of the persons and Equipment which the drafter is listing (and wants rated) will be Subcontractor resources - i.e. not labour-only or plant hire, but bona fide subcontractors (contracted to provide a service in the Working Areas).
Our understanding is that these should not be included in the SSCC, but will be costed, where applicable, based on subcontractors’ costs plus direct fee.