04/05/2018 at about 9pm, an incident occurred in Areas 6&8 managed by Kier Highways.
- 11:30 pm – AIW’s on the A1M responded and surprisingly at the same time:
- 11:30 pm – AIW’s attended the A1 incident.
- 2:50 am – they left
- 6:00 am – ‘returned’ (to depot).
A charge for 3.5 hours attendance accounts for their involvement in the incident but the rates …
- AIW £65.75 / hour at double time (£131.50) because 04/05/2018 was a Friday night … and we are told:
- AIW’s work 8am to 5pm
- AIW’s are paid double time after 5pm of a weekend (after 5pm Friday)
However, according to AIWs:
- they work shifts
- are not paid any uplifts after 5pm
- overtime is at flat-rate
As for the repair, this was attended to promptly:
- 09/05/2018 – 1st repair visit
- 10/05/2018 – 2nd repair attendance
- 11/05/2019 – repair completed
Completed in a week. But … for reasons as yet unexplained, Kier did not invoice almost £20,000 until 29/05/2019.
This raises questions, for example:
- intentionally withheld for some reason?
- it has been charged to a Third Party at inflated rates whereas, over £10,000, it should have been billed to Highways England at ‘mates rates’
- Billed in 2019, should it be invoiced at the new ‘NSORC’ rates? The old ‘post-10/2015’ schedule has been used – for more see ‘Kier Withhold Bringing New Claims in 2019‘
but … 09/2019:
- Kier are now going to re-price using NSORC.
This latest development comes as a surprise …
- why is Kier going to bill in accordance with a Highways England agreed process – they have failed to comply with contracts since 07/2014?