I have a query on deleted BOQ Items on a live NEC3 ECC Option B. The original BOQ incorrectly included some provisional items (not described in the WI) that the PM deleted which triggered a CE under 60.6. A typical example of one of the deleted items is to remove licensable forms of asbestos under controlled conditions and would require people, equipment and materials to complete. The Contractor has submitted a quotation which includes only minor costs for aspects such as PPE stating that the people, equipment and materials are included eleswhere in the BOQ. Can this be correct?
I think this is unreasonable and clearly the Contractor is trying to maximise profits. If items are included elsewhere in the BOQ and it is a remeasurable contract then should the quantity of these items be reduced? Alternatively should the quotation include all the aspects of the SSCC required to complete the provisional items of work?