MICHIGAN'S PROCEDURE FOR RESOLVING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT DISPUTES

Where the contractor deems extra compensation is due him for work or materials not clearly covered in the contract, or not ordered by the engineer as extra work, or due to changed or allered conditions, the contractor shall notify the engineer in writing of his intention to make claim for such extra compensation before he begins work on which he intends to base a claim and shall afford the engineer every facility for keeping actual cost of the work. The contractor and the engineer shall compare records and bring them into agreement at the end of each day. Failure on the part of the contractor to give such notification or to afford the engineer proper facilities for keeping strict account of actual cost will constitute a waiver of the claim for such extra compensation except that consideration will be given to claims to the extent that they are substantiated by department records. The filing of such notice by the contractor and the keeping of cost by the engineer shall not in any way be construed to establish the validity of the claim. When the work has been completed, the contractor shall file his claim for extra compensation with the engineer. A written decision will be given to the contractor, regarding the approval, partial approval or disapproval of the contractor's claim for extra compensation. The department will determine procedures for reviewing the contractor's claim. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

    A4005: Committee on Contract Law
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Authors:
    • Rose, R F
  • Publication Date: 1982-7

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  • Accession Number: 00388778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM