Clause 53 of the Conditions of Contract specifies the procedure which the Contractor must follow in the event that he intends to make a claim under the Contract. A variant of this clause is also included within the current editions of the FIDIC forms of contract and may also to be found in many other standard forms.
In the event that the Contractor intends to claim any additional payment under the Contract Clause 53 makes it a mandatory (more)
Recovery of a Claims Consulants fees engaged to prepare a claim for a Contractor
Contractors regularly include the costs of preparing a contractual claim within the claim itself, however, the Contractor is usually not entitled to reimbursement for the costs it has incurred in preparing the initial claim. The reason for there being no entitlement for the recovery of these cost is simply due to the fact that the Contractor is not required under the form of contract to prepare a claim in the sense of a fully detailed document such as might be used as the case in arbitration or court proceedings. When presenting his case to the Contract Administrator or Employer. Normally the Contractor is only required to issue relevant notices make a written application to the Contract Administrator and Employer, backed up by supporting information……more
Contractors Claims for Disruption
Disruption Claims have always been very difficult to establish with any precision and even more difficult to ascertain in financial entitlement, as a result the vast majority of Contractors’ claims are based on prolongation of the contract period which is easier for the parties understand and a more straightforward claim to establish and reach a settlement on, although not if all parties are acting strictly in accordance with the terms of the PAM or similar standard forms of contract…… more