Supporting Quality Infrastructure and Effective Project Implementation in the Pacific

Project Details

Detailed Narrative Description of the Project:

Assist the Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC) to assess contractor claims for the Koror-Airai Sanitation Project (KASP) Contract No. PAL 3060/61-KASP-Works ICB-03: Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade in Malakal and, if necessary, assist PPUC prepare responses to the Contractor claims.

Detailed Description of Actual Services Provided by AGMES Consultants:
1. Preparation of Claim Case Files including:
a) research historical files and data to collate, in chronological order, all relevant reference material with respect to a particular claim.
b) identification of Contractors key notice and claim correspondence which refers the claim to the Contract.
c) presentation of Claim Case Files to PPUC.
2. Assessment of Claims including:
a) preparation of the assessment on the merit of the claim, with reference to Contract clauses including:
(i) has the claim been correctly submitted in accordance with the Contract.
(ii) does the claim have merit under the Contract, if so which clauses, if not which clauses.
(iii) summarize and document the position of both parties.
b) assessment of quantum of claims including preparation of spread sheets comparing the Contractors claim versus the Employer's assessment. Summarize and document position of both parties.
c) assessment of supporting documentation provided by the Contractor to validate quantum.
d) collation and cross-reference supporting documentation to validate the assessment of quantum where parties have different views.
3. Assessment of Risks including:

a) assess what is the risk of the dispute process finding merit in the claim.
b) assess what is the risk around any differences in quantum of claim.
c) formulate claims strategies for considering the risks/benefits to the Employer to take the claim to the Dispute Board (DB) for opinion, or going to the DB with a dispute for a DB decision.
4. Presentation of the Claims Assessment and Claims Risk Assessment to PPUC.

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