Commentary

77 Valuation of variations

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
| Commentary

77 Valuation of variations

| Commentary

77 Valuation of variations

Work falling within a properly operated variations clause is paid for in accordance with the terms of the contract, which commonly uses (at least as a starting point) the prices contained in the contract bills or schedules. Where there are no appropriate rates, a reasonable sum will be paid, and this may be assessed on a dayworks basis1.

Where work falling outside the scope of the variations clause is nonetheless to be paid for, this should be on the basis of a reasonable sum, which need bear no relationship to the contract rates2

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