You are correct; this would be a compensation event under clause 60.6. Further, when assessing this compensation event, the contractor is assumed to have taken the bill of quantities as correct (clause 60.7). In the circumstances the changes made by the contractor to the bill of quantities were, in effect, a qualification to its tender. Your client should have treated it as such and checked it very carefully before accepting the tender. Once accepted, the risks of such errors pass to the employer

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