Frequently Asked Questions
If you can show that the cost of the deleted work, in terms of defined cost plus your fee, is lower than the price in the activity schedule, then the contractor will have to pay you the difference. You could also argue that if the contractor can get the deleted work done cheaper then so could you by sub-sub-contracting it to the same people, such that the contractor will save very little. That would be especially so if you can show that you could not instantly pick up work to cover the resources you would have used, in which case you could include the forecast cost of those resources as well. But, in doing so, you do need to remember that you must act promptly and competently to any instruction (see clause 63.7).