Frequently Asked Questions
As the final bullet makes clear, the schedule of cost components is only used to assess work which is not being carried out by a subcontractor. So, the payments the employer makes will be based upon the contract the contractor has with the subcontractor. That should be available to you given clauses 26.3 and 26.4 of the contract. If the contractor pays the subcontractor more than it is contractually entitled to under the subcontract conditions, then that can be disallowed – see second bullet of clause 11.2(25).
With regard to plant and materials, item 3 of the schedule of cost components applies to all plant and materials, wherever they are initially delivered to. You can see that because it does not limit them to only those in the working areas, whereas, for example, items 1 and 2 do.
It is uncertain whether clause 71.1 would apply in any event, given that the plant and materials are not provided by the contractor but by the subcontractor. If clause 71.1 did apply, the supervisor is responsible for marking them on behalf of the employer. If the supervisor fails to do so, that will be the employer’s problem.