Construction Law/Excess over BOQ


Dear sir
I am working as RE in Uganda for a road project.
some of items have increased to 300% over BOq quantities.
the client is accusing me for not exercising powers using clause 52.2 to fix rate for increased items.
can you advise me explaining with relevant clauses

Dear Rapaka
I am the opportunity to reply your question.
Please refer clause 52.2; Engineer has the power to fix the new rates for varied works subjected to that, Engineer has issued the order for such variation under clause 52.1.
Provided also that no varied work instructed to be done by the Engineer pursuant to Clause 51 shall be valued under Sub-Clause 52.1 or under this Sub-Clause unless, within 14 days- of the date of such instruction and, other than in the case of omitted work. before the commencement of the varied work, notice shall have been given either:
(a) by the Contractor to the Engineer of his intention to claim extra payment or a varied, rate or price, or
(b) by the Engineer to the Contractor of his intention to vary a rate or price.
Overall client has no power to instruct not to exercise under the clause and provisions of contract. Otherwise Engineers act will be treated as partial to the client under the agreement.

I hope this will help to you. Any further query in this regard will be appreciated and welcome.
With due regards


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