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I've explained this before Derek. From a friend working for a firm who is responsible for lots of services  , not Auldyn etc , while they had a concept plan from day one ie what the finished job would

It's not Harmer's direct fault. Nor any of those we elect. APART from not having the departmental and relevant experience and balls to stand up to and question the reams of bullshitters and chanc

But the problem isn't the horse trams.  It's the corporate culture of the Manx civil service.  Rather than accept the reality of what their main job is, which is maintain existing structures in the mo

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2 hours ago, Happier diner said:

The way these contracts work, the contractor generally always makes money. They may make even more with bonuses and not as much with penalties but because they are cost reimbursible, they generally make more when there are problems, reworking and delays. Having worked for a big contractor they would often under bid to get work with a clear strategy to make on extras ( variations) knowing there is a high chance they'll get them.

Pretty sure this is an NEC main option B contract from the information available, so not a cost reimbursement contract. There will have been bills of quantities and usually on the island, variations for like work are valued at bill rates. 

I haven't seen the news regarding bonuses for finishing on the revised completion date but these are usually offered when the cost of the overrun is greater then the cost of acceleration. 

All of it is supposition anyway, as I'm pretty sure none of us here know what the specific contract terms are. 

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On 10/26/2020 at 7:00 PM, Feelslike said:

Pretty sure this is an NEC main option B contract from the information available, so not a cost reimbursement contract. There will have been bills of quantities and usually on the island, variations for like work are valued at bill rates. 

I haven't seen the news regarding bonuses for finishing on the revised completion date but these are usually offered when the cost of the overrun is greater then the cost of acceleration. 

All of it is supposition anyway, as I'm pretty sure none of us here know what the specific contract terms are. 

Do the DOI know or understand the specific contract terms? it would appear not.

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On 10/26/2020 at 11:15 AM, hissingsid said:

Headlines today.....bonus payments.....wtf......they should be getting penalised for the delays and cock ups....three different contractors....not pulling together apparently.....

This is the article in question.

There is apparently a "new" completion date of 31 March. What are the chances of that being met, even if we have unseasonal sunshine and calm weather for the next few months?

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Those signs are only at that one location, and there are a lot of guys working there with masks and distinctive coloured hats, so I imagine they are ‘Key Workers’ and these signs are part of the required segregation procedures.

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1 hour ago, Nellie said:

Those signs are only at that one location, and there are a lot of guys working there with masks and distinctive coloured hats, so I imagine they are ‘Key Workers’ and these signs are part of the required segregation procedures.

These guys?

 

 

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Apparently Gibsons the pavier contractors due to start beginning of September not  arriving till end of month now. Quite a delay . Is it today or tomorrow the brains trust , Black and  Baker  are up in front of public accounts commitee ?? That will be interesting to hear the latest excuses and delays 

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