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By BSC, FICE, FCIWEM Alan C. Twort and BSc(Eng), FICE, FCIArb J. Gordon Rees (Auth.)

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9 Payment is normally on the basis of a Lump Sum payable in stages, although other means of valuation can be included. However, care is needed if work is re-measured against billed rates, since the contractor could then choose to adopt forms of design that suit the more profitable bill rates he has quoted. 3). The contractor can therefore start construction as soon as he has enough design ready. But where a project offers a wide range of design options, a design and construct contract may not offer an employer the best service because the options chosen by the contractor may tend to be those which suit his plant and workforce best, rather than the interests of the employer.

7. 8. 9. Design errors, quantification errors. Design changes found necessary, or required by the employer. Unforeseen physical conditions or artificial obstructions. Unforeseen price rises in labour, materials or plant. Theft or damage to the works, or materials and equipment on site. Weather conditions, including floods or excessive hot weather. Delay or inability to obtain materials or equipment required. Inability to get the amount or quality of labour required, or labour strikes. Errors in pricing by the contractor.

An employer may be reluctant to adopt a cost reimbursement arrangement because the cost outcome is uncertain and the employer has to rely on the contractor to be efficient and not waste money. These objections can be overcome to some extent by adopting a target cost approach as described below. Under any cost reimbursement contract it is essential to detail just what costs are to be paid, and which are covered by the fees or other sums. It may also be necessary to identify the risks carried by each party to determine whether some costs are to be excluded.

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