Along these lines, and in reference to my previous post... it did end up costing twice as much when he switched.
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From: "Kev Beachus" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 2:39:41 AM (GMT-0800) America/Los_Angeles
Subject: Re: DC-related query: Alternative quotes for final P-EX work
Point out to him that to swap horses mid race is likely to cost even more. The new contractor will have to back track over all the results to date to make any sense of the archive as it currently exists. Give him other contractor names by all means...it would be wise to pre question them first to see if they would be happy to be put forward for such work.
Best of luck
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From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lee White
Sent: 13 August 2008 10:32
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Subject: DC-related query: Alternative quotes for final P-EX work
Apologies for sending this DC related query out, but could you please pass this to your DC/Planning Archaeologist if you don't personally deal with it?
I'm in the midst of arguing with a developer over the final stage of some P-Ex work and need some feedback from colleagues nationally.
The developer is querying the quotation they've received from the contractor and are asking me (amongst other things!) to "suggest another archaeological company who is prepared to offer a quotation".
My immediate gut response is not printable; but I did wish to just check if I'm correct in my assumption that this is highly irregular and not common practice in the profession. Have any of you had a similar experience, if so what was the outcome?
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