Change Management Terms

Definition of Disputed Variation Order (DVO)

A Disputed Variation Order is a disagreement as to whether a variation to the work exists – for example where a company/client believes that the work specified in a Variation Order Request VOR from a contractor is within the scope of the existing contract, or where the company believes that the VOR was issued too late.

If following discussion between the two parties there is no resolution, then the company may issue a DVO.
The contractor may choose to either withdraw the VOR or ask to have the matter reviewed by an expert, possibly followed by legal proceedings.