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No Compensation When Reclaimed Materials Deleted Changes-deductive; Unit Prices

Friday, February 03, 2006 05:15 pm

No Compensation When Reclaimed Materials Deleted Changes-deductive; Unit Prices

A North Carolina court has refused to compensate a contractor for reclaimed materials deleted from a unit-price contract in a deductive change order.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded a contract to MAPCO, Inc. to mill, resurface and re-mark 11.45 miles of highway. The contract was unit priced, with a schedule of estimated quantities. The contract included the following clause.

"The quantities shown in the itemized proposal for the project are considered to be approximate only and are given as the basis for comparison of bids. The Department may increase or decrease the quantity of [...]

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