Frequently Asked Questions
As you have decided to invoke clause 45.1, your project manager should tell the contractor this is happening and make the calculation as soon as possible. Otherwise, the contractor does not know what is going on. Up until that point the contractor may still be able to correct the defect and, if it does so before it hears from the project manager, the cost of appointing another contractor cannot be deducted. That is another reason for getting it done quickly.
Finally, it is important to understand that your project manager cannot just wait until another contractor has corrected the defect and use the amount it has cost you. As with most compensation events, this amount has to be calculated prospectively, based upon what it is forecast to cost, not retrospectively.