This article is all about Dayworks
Dayworks is the name given in construction to any work which is charged by the Contractor as labour, materials, plant plus overhead and profits.
Daywork is a method of valuing work on the basis of time spent by the contractor’s employees, the materials used and the plant employed.
Dayworks = (labour+materials+plant) x overhead and profit %
If required, a schedule of dayworks is to be incorporated in the bill of quantities (BQ).The schedule of dayworks is to comprise a list of the various classifications of labour, estimates of the number of hours against each classification of labour, and estimated lump sums for materials and plant, for which daywork rates and percentage additions for overheads and profit are to be inserted by the contractor.
A statement of the conditions under which the contractor will be paid for work executed on a daywork basis is to be given in either the preliminaries bill or schedule of dayworks.
The method of calculating labour time charge rates for work carried out in normal working hours (i.e. productive time) and work carried out outside of normal working hours (i.e. non-productive time) shall be defined in the schedule of dayworks.
The definition of normal working hours shall be given in either the preliminaries bill or schedule of dayworks.
The total amount included for daywork by the contractor shall be omitted from the contract sum.
The rates and percentage additions included in the BQ shall be used to calculate the price of extra works instructed, which are authorised to be valued on a daywork basis.
Note: The total price derived from the schedule of dayworks can be included within or excluded from the contract sum. When included, it is to be treated as a provisional sum.
When excluded, it shall be clearly stated that the rates, prices and percentage adjustments tendered are included in the contract.