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measured quantity of one item changed and that has met the all requirements mentioned in the clause no. 12.3 of FIDIC conditions 1999 for applying new rates. if this change is measured quantity increased more than the BOQ quantity, then can i propose new rate considering the new prices for all material, labour and machinery components? actually, BOQ rates are not enough for even cover the costs, so quantity increases lead to incur loss further.please advice me

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Dear Mr. Ajith,
Fist of of I'm extremely sorry for delay in answering your Q. Here is its answer.

Yes, you can propose new rates of all those items that fulfill the conditions of sub-clause12.3.
It is however, necessary to prepare  new rates with full justification,considering the time span,stage of Contract implementation,equipment detailed requirements  and overheads and keeping in view the breakdown and analogy of the previous submitted rates.We must also keep in mind why the there is substantial change in these item of work.
Hope  I have answered your Q.


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