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Treatment Of Additional Work Ruled Ambiguous Scope Of Work; Unit Prices

Monday, May 03, 2004 01:00 pm

 
Treatment Of Additional Work Ruled Ambiguous Scope Of Work; Unit Prices

A Missouri court has ruled that a contract was ambiguous as to whether a contractor was entitled to perform additional work at a stipulated unit price or whether the public project owner could put the work out to bid.

The State of Missouri Division of Design and Construction (Division) awarded a contract to Spiritas Company for demolition of the Eastern Region Mental Health Facility. The fixed-price contract was "subject to additions and deductions as provided herein.' For removal of quantities of asbestos-containing duct covering in excess of the base quantity of 16,000 square feet, Spiritas had bid $4.75 per square foot.

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