In any commercial contract setting, one of the most important things you must do is to assess the scope of the work that is covered under the terms of the contract. Misapprehending the scope of the work to be performed can cause confusion and delay, and it may potentially cost you a lot of money. On the other hand, a clear and in-depth understanding of your contract’s scope may be highly beneficial to your business. If you have questions about the scope of your commercial contract, make sure you are getting reliable answers from a skilled South Florida commercial litigation attorney with the knowledge and experience you need.
When it comes to doing this kind of assessment, carefully analyzing every aspect and potentially every word of the document is essential, as a recent construction contract case illustrates. The project was a series of repairs and other work on the main post office in Okeechobee. The general contractor, which was headquartered in Chicago, hired a local subcontractor to handle the parking lot demolition and paving work.
Eventually, a dispute arose related to the post office’s eastern driveway. The general contractor took the position that the removal and replacement of the asphalt on that driveway was within the scope of the existing subcontract, while the subcontractor countered that the contract covered only the removal of concrete.