Tag Archive for Tag: subcontractor

Tag: subcontractor Prime cost items

When a nominated sub-contract is intended but not yet chosen, a prime cost item can be inserted in the bill of quantities by the engineer to cover the work  and/or materials to be supplied by the nominated sub-contractor. The sum entered by the engineer is that which he estimates will cover the sub-contractor’s charges; the actual charge made by the sub-contractor being refunded

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Tag: subcontractor Use of nominated sub-contractors

Some of the problems associated with the contractor’s use of sub-contractors have been described in Sections 7.7 and 7.8. This section deals with additional problems that can arise with the use of nominated sub-contractors. When a sub-contractor is nominated in a contract it is important that the specification sets out what services the contractor must supply to the nominated sub-contractor. These may include –

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Tag: subcontractor The role of the resident engineer

The resident engineer should contact separate and nominated sub-contractors or suppliers, advising them construction has started, getting them to confirm their delivery times. He should also make sure that all technical queries are settled. Where suppliers have to manufacture substantial equipment, he will check their progress, and may visit them to make personal contact. He will do everything possible to prevent any delays occurring and,

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Tag: subcontractor Recent measures to alleviate sub-contract disputes

The problems between main and sub-contractors were one of the areas to benefit most from Part II of the UK Government’s Housing Grants, Construction  and Regeneration Act 1996 (see Section 1.6). The introduction of adjudication under that act to deal with disputes has at least allowed sub-contractors to press their claims to an earlier conclusion, and to challenge any withholding of payment by the

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