If, with respect to a Defect or damage to an Estate Element, the Contractor considers that;
Then the Contractor must give the CA a notice setting out the Contractor's alternative proposal within the time frames placed against the work to DEPU-CLAIMS
Following receipt of a notice the CA may, in its absolute discretion, accept the Alternative Proposal and issue a direction to that effect to the Contractor or reject the notice.
The Contractor shall meet with the CA, if required, and;Provide such further details about its proposal as the CA may require; and undertake genuine negotiations with the CA for the purposes of ensuring that the Contractor's proposal (as negotiated and finalised) provides the Commonwealth with the best value for money reasonably able to be provided by the Contractor.
If approved the contractor will perform the works on the terms of its written proposal including its lump sum price, as negotiated and documented by the CA.
The Alternative proposals described have been included in the Contract for the benefit of the Commonwealth, and the CA has no obligation to accept any alternative proposal notified by the Contractor. The acceptance of any alternative proposal does not of itself entitle the Contractor to Reimbursement. Any claim for reimbursement must be submitted in accordance with the business rules for claiming reimbursement.
If the corrective work is estimated to be greater than $10,000 then a Alternative Proposal to be provided to the to DEPU-CLAIMS detailing a lump sum proposal for performing the over-$10,000 item of work, setting out in detail:
If it is possible to correct the defect or damage, but not within the Response Time within which it would be required to be corrected, the Contractor is to notify the CA using the Alternate Proposal template and provide the following details:
If there is an alternative to correcting the Defect or damage which offers the Commonwealth greater value for money than correcting the Defect or damage, the Contractor shall using the Alternative Proposal notify DEPU-CLAIMS in writing and provide the following detail: