From what I remember of the 'good' old days under the ICE, if a contract had overrun and the Contractor was due to be levied LDs, but then the Employer issued further work the Contract Completion date moved to the date that this new work was completed. We are currently working on a Contract running 5 months late and although the subject has not been broached, we expect to have LDs levied against us.
The PM has issued an instruction for a change to the fencing/gates. This could have been issued earlier, maybe before completion last December, as it did not require the outstanding work to be completed before the new instruction could come about.
Therefore my question is - does the Completion Date jump to when this newly instructed work can be completed? Thus denying the Employer from levying LDs!