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change order

A written order from the owner, architect, engineer, or  other authorized person to depart from previously agreed upon plans and specifications for construction. Change order management is a critical aspect of any construction job, as change orders frequently change the cost of the job, usually in an amount in excess of what might otherwise be expected. Many subcontractors bid jobs at break-even prices in order to secure the work, confident that numerous change orders will provide the profit necessary.

Example:  An electrician might contract to perform all wiring and electrical work for a home for $2,000. Additional outlets added by change order might be billed at $65 each, even though the additional labor and materials might amount to only $5 each.

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NJ Transit delayed Bloomberg's request for the HNTB change order for nine months and the Parsons documents for 18 months, saying it was working with the contractors to make redactions among 300 pages.
Alderman Rob Williams, who joined other four other aldermen in accepting the change order, said he'd rather see the project delayed and done properly than being sped up, which might not prove beneficial to the city in the long run.
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AMR performed work as directed by the owner, the owner performed some of the contractor's scope of work, and the owner paid AMR for additional work or deducted for work the owner's forces performed --all without a written change order signed by the parties as the terms of the agreement required.
There was no agency report establishing the justification for the need of such change order which shall include computations as to the quantities of the additional works, the date of inspection conducted, the results of such inspection and detailed estimate of the unit cost, the report said.
However, a contractor would not know of a dispute until the SCA actually denied the change order proposal, or offered an amount that could not reasonably be accepted.
Change orders have an even more pronounced impact when it comes to fixed-price, lump-sum contracts.
* The owner should not be obligated to pay for any additional work without prior authorization by change order or other mutually accepted written directive.
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The action will be executed through either a letter of technical direction (LOTD) or a change order.
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