Alter the Time Frame改变时间日程
Dialog Disk 3-2
Making it into a bargaining chip is a good idea. Several things could be done such as altering the start date, the time each day that has to be spent on the job, or the size of the crew assaigned to the job. Any of these items could be altered or there could be a combination of the restrictions allowed. Several factors could be called into play, just discuss it and find out what works.
Mel:Your provisions in the scope of work section are very restrictive. They don't give me much room to work.
Bill:That's why they're there. My client wants to hold the discruption of activity on the site to a minimum.
These restrictions will avoid the most common problems.
But I do have some room to work with you. What do you need?
Mel:I'd like a day two days after start up to go to another site.
They have a start date I have to honor.
Bill:Can't do it. But I'll tell you what I could do.
Bill:We can push back our start date to give you time to finish that one.
Our start and completion dates are wide open. I can move them to any date you like.
I won't give you any time off in the middle except for weekends, holidays and weather delays.
Mel:Will you let me cut the crew size for a few of those days?
Bill:Nope,can't do it. That would lengthen the disruption.
Mel:I don't see how.
Bill:Your truck takes up three parking stalls and vehicles in the lot have to be moved away from the building to prevent damage. That's the kind of disruption I mean.
Mel:So if I avoid that, I can reduce the size of the crew?
Bill:That would be okay.
Mel:If you allow me that,and let me push back the start date one week. Then, we can go with this contract.
Bill:Great, let's do it.
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