I'm reviewing the A201 and have a question in regards to request for additional payment and wether to the contractor should continue to work or wait for written approval to proceed with work.
Senario: Contractor disagrees with cost of a construction change directive. He/she believes they should be compensated more than what the architect had determined. A claim is filed per article 15.
Per 7.3.9 Architect will make an interim determination...for the payment... If contractor disagrees with amounts then he/she can assert a claim per article 15.
Per 15.1.3 Contractor shall proceed diligently with performance of the Contract... 7.3.5 also states that contractor is to proceed with changes noted in the construction change directive.
Per 15.1.4 "If the contractor wishes to make a claim for an increase in the contract sum, written notice as provided herein shall be given BEFORE proceeding to execute the Work."
Question: Does the contractor proceed with the changes from the construction change directive or does he/she have to wait for written approval?
I understand that additional cost can stem from a number of things, however, if there is a disagreement in regards to a construction change directive costs , how does the contractor proceed ?
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