Contract error is blamed for €50m NCH overspend

Clause stipulated ‘tender inflation’ instead of ‘construction input cost inflation’

15th December, 2019
Contract error is blamed for €50m NCH overspend
The site of the new National Children‘s Hospital

An overspend of at least €50 million on the new Children‘s Hospital that was revealed earlier this month to the Public Accounts Committee could have been avoided if the correct contractual clause had been used, a source has claimed.

A clause that stipulated ‘tender inflation’ instead of ‘construction input cost inflation’ will result in a payment to construction firm BAM that is worth approximately 3.5 per cent of the final cost of the...

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