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BAA's decision to pioneer the use of the New Engineering Contract on a £45 million job on the Heathrow Express has stumbled at the first hurdle.The airport owner has allowed the six tendering contractors to jointly appoint a QS to draw up the bill of quantities.The contractors will split the cost of the QS's work in a move to bring down tendering costs.The idea of the NEC's Option A being used by BAA is that each contractor should take off the drawings only the measurements it ...

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