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Hanka

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Hi,

could you please tell me whether the following sentence is correct:

The invoice will be accompanied by a bill of quantities or a list of works performed.

Thanks a lot!

Hanka
 

Barb_D

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Hi Hanka,
I'm not familiar with the term "bill of quantities" but the only real problem is that work is not countable (at least in this sense).
 

David L.

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The invoice will be accompanied by a bill of quantities or a list of works performed.

Firstly, the 'invoice' = a list of goods sent or services provided, with a statement of the sum due for these; a bill.

So you will see, it sounds odd accounting practice to send an invoice and 'accompany this with a bill'.

"The invoice will itemize materials used, or works performed."
In this context, where the contractor has various elements of the job eg put pond in ground and correctly align; install plumbing to pond; lay gravel around pond etc, 'works' is appropriate.

Federal Dpartment of Works
Inspection and Restoration Works Performed after the Niigata-Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake (March 13th) ..
The following is a list of works performed by the Society over the past few decades.
Programmes of major works performed by SHEFFIELD ORATORIO CHORUS
 
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