We a contractor engaged under an NEC3 ECC Option C (target contract with activity schedule). Is our directly employed cleaner recoverable under item 1 of the schedule of cost components?
Yes, the cost of your cleaner is recoverable under the cost for directly employed or indirectly employed people, that is under schedule items 11, 12 and 13, or 14. They are helping to provide the works, as defined by the very wide definition in clause 11.2(13) and they meet the requirement of one or other of the two bullets at the beginning of item 1. Further, they are not included within the definition of working area overheads.