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Does anyone have experience with MT

Does anyone have experience with MT

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Does anyone have experience with MTO (Ontario) contracts?
We are at a bit of stand off here with the interpretation of a contract that references a special provision that calls for a Quality Verification Engineer (QVE) signing a Certificate of Conformance (CofC) signing off on these precast culverts we are fabricating.
The issue is that every item of the MTO bid document that requires a CofC signed by a QVE, explicitly calls for it; whereas the culvert item only calls for Certificate of Conformance only but not signed by a QVE, furthermore, the other item sections define CofC as a document signed by a QVE, but the culvert item section does not contain that definition.
What the bid document says is in the General Special Provisions, at the begining of the document, it mentions that provision to have CofC signed by a QVE (199S48).
So I guess my question is if 199S48 applies to ALL the items on the bid (being in the General Specific Provisions and all) and the fact that they specifically mention the need of CofC signed by a QVE on some items only, is just a redundancy?

The temporal solution we've given to this is to proceed with CofC by QVE, because that is the safe thing to do.... better more than less, right? but I think it would be nice to save some money by sparing the use of the engineer, no?

Some input would be really appreciated

M.

RE: Does anyone have experience with MT

You need someone with contract administration experience. If the contract is ambiguous, case law is on your side and then you have a good chance of 'winning' your argument (not advocating that a legal route is correct... only part of your argument).

Dik

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