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Contract Contemplated Additional Work Changes-directed; Bids

Wednesday, November 03, 2004 03:10 pm

Contract Contemplated Additional Work Changes-directed; Bids

An Indiana court has ruled that a contract contemplated additional work necessary for complying with state codes. Consequently, the contractor did not need written change orders as generally required by state statute.

The Town of New Ross solicited bids for construction of a fire station. The Town did not have state approved drawings, only rough plans prepared by a building committee.

Ferretti Construction submitted the low, fixed-price bid. Ferretti's bid noted, however, that additional work might be necessary to comply with state codes and that this work was not included in the bid price. T [...]

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