INSPECTION AND TESTING DURING SITE ERECTION
The Contractor shall be responsible for the submission to the engineer of all plant supplied under the contract for inspection and testing during site erection, to ensure correct erection and compliance with the specification.
During the course of erection, the Contractor shall provide access as required by the Engineer for inspecting the progress of the works and checking its accuracy to any extent that may be required.
The Contractor shall provide, at his own cost, all labour, materials, stores, and apparatus as may be requisite and as may be reasonable demanded to carry out all tests during erection, whether or not the tests are specifically referred to in this specification.
Tests on completion of erection shall be carried out by the contractor in accordance with the General conditions of Contract. The Contractor shall provide all necessary test equipment to carry out the site tests, but where required in the Schedule of Prices, shall include the cost of the equipment so that the Employer may have the option to buy the equipment on completion of the Contract.
The Contractor shall submit a written program of tests and checks according to this Clause for the approval of the Engineer.
A brief description of all tests and testing procedures shall be provided before tests commence and the method of testing, unless otherwise specified, shall be agreed with the Engineer.
The Contractor shall provide experienced test personnel and testing shall be carried out during normal working hours as far as is practicable. Tests which involve existing apparatus and outages may be carried out outside normal working hours. The Contractor shall give sufficient notice to allow for the necessary outage arrangements to be made in conformity with the testing program.
The Contractor shall advise the Engineer in writing, at the time of commencement of site erection, of the site supplies which will be required for the operation of the test equipment, to enable the Engineer to arrange accordingly or to agree alternative arrangements should this be necessary.
The Contractor shall rector shall record the results of the tests clearly, on an approved form and with clear reference to the equipment and items to which they refer, so that the record can be used as the basis for maintenance test during the working life of the equipment. The required number of site test result records shall be provided by the contractor to the Engineer as soon as possible after completion of the tests.
No tests as agreed under the program of tests shall be waived except upon the instruction or agreement of the Engineer in writing.
The Contractor’s test equipment shall be of satisfactory quality and condition and, where necessary, shall be appropriately calibrated by an approved authority at the Contractor’s expense. Details of the test equipment and instruments used shall be noted in the test sheets in cases where the instrument or equipment characteristics can have a bearing on the test results.
The testing requirements detailed under this Specification may be subject to some variation upon the instruction or agreement of the engineer where necessitated by change conditions at Site of by differing design, manufacture, or construction techniques.
The tenderer is required to submit proposals for site dielectric tests and to include in his price the costs of such tests and of such equipment as deemed necessary.