# According to the old forms, the Clerk of Works or the architect`s representative can act exclusively as an inspector, without there being the power to give instructions, unless this is confirmed by the instructions of an architect. The new forms expand the power of the architect`s representative. In the event of delegation of authority in accordance with points 12.2 and 12.3, that power may include the issuing of instructions. # Supplier: a person who concludes a delivery contract with the contractor for the supply of materials or goods and which includes a designated supplier. The contractor would clearly request a new verification if it did not agree with the architect`s “definitive” verification and would not object if the architect wished to verify on his own initiative. It appears that the “final decision” can only apply between the employer and the architect if the employer disputes that the architect has the authority to conduct a second final audit. As a general rule, negotiations between the architect and the contractor would continue until an agreement or dispute resolution is used. It seems that there is no room for these negotiations between paragraphs 7 and 8. How can the architect comply with the audit without fear of being challenged by the employer? The importance of “or otherwise” is not certain and should be of unlimited scope. “Within 90 days of essential completion” would only have strength if the architect remains firm and the employer accepts the possibility of dispute resolution.
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