If an alternative design proposed by the Contractor involves overall cost saving to the Contract, approval in accepting the Contractor’s alternative design should be obtained from the appropriate authorities as stipulated in DEVB TCW No. 3/2014. 20.2 DESIGNS UNDERTAKEN BY CONTRACTORS FOR GEOTECHNICAL WORKS For tunnel works, submission and audit requirements relating to the geotechnical design of permanent works and associated temporary works undertaken by the Contractor are given in ETWB TCW No. 15/2005. For all foundation works in the Scheduled Areas of Northwest New Territories and Ma On Shan, and in the Designated Area of Northshore Lantau, submission and checking requirements relating to the design of the works undertaken by the Contractor are given in
Project Administration Handbook for Civil Engineering Works 2016 Edition Chapter 7 (Rev. 0) 120 ETWB TCW No. 4/2004. 20.3 PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE FOR CONTRACTOR’S DESIGNS For public works contracts involving contractors’ design or independent checking of the contractors’ design, relevant parties including contractors, their designers and independent checking engineers are required under relevant provisions in the respective contracts to procure Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII). Details of the requirements for PII and the implementation procedures are given in DEVB TCW No. 9/2007 and the revised SCE and SCC(A) at Appendix E of this circular, promulgated via SDEV’s memo ref. (02245- 01-13) in DEVB(W) 510/34/01 dated 6.10.2009. Under exceptional circumstances when the required insurance can no longer be procured at reasonable commercial rates after award of the consultancy agreement/works contract, the Employer (an officer of D2 rank or above) may agree to reduce the requirement to that which is available at reasonable commercial rates. In such case, a supplementary agreement is required.
Project Administration Handbook for Civil Engineering Works 2016 Edition Chapter 7 (Rev. 0) 121 21. MISCELLANEOUS 21.1 STATUTORY NOTIFICATIONS The Construction Industry Council Ordinance and the Pneumoconiosis (Compensation) Ordinance provide for the collection of levies from contractors on construction operations of a value exceeding $1.0M. These Ordinances require the “authorised person” for construction work to notify the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board (PCFB) within 14 days of commencement and within 14 days of the completion of such construction work together with the values of the work. Notices are to be sent separately in respect of every contract exceeding $1.0M although works carried out under a nominated sub-contract need not be reported. The Chief Engineer of the Division responsible for the Contract is the designated “authorised person” for the statutory notifications to the CIC and PCFB. Notices are to be given on CIC Forms 1 and 3. PCFB Forms 1 and 3 have been prescribed for giving notices to the Board but the regulations shall be complied with if the notices given to CIC (on Forms 1 and 3) are copied to the Board. This latter procedure should therefore be adopted when applicable.
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