Also known as Change Order. Order to add or delete work in contract law where the MTA has the unilateral right to direct the contractor to do so in accordance with a Change Order clause of the basic contract. AWOs are a type of modifications that involve only changes to schedules and/or specifications. Such changes must be within the general scope of work are so considered if they do not constitute a cardinal change from the original scope of the work or the intended method of achievement. A written directive to a contractor to perform additional work or delete work pursuant to the terms of the contract; usually this involves an item of work not originally specified in a Capital contract as part of the original bid but is later deemed necessary to render the project physically or economically functional. _x000D_

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