The Contractor on our project have recently submitted their next programme for acceptance. The programme is dated the 28 February but was not formally submitted to the Project Manager for acceptance until the 11 March.
In the intervening period the 1 - 10 March the Contractor has encountered a delay due unforeseen ground conditions not stated within the Scope or Site Information resulting in piling operations not commencing as scheduled. The piling operation is on the critical path of the programme.
The contractor did upon encountering this issue notify the PM with an early warning notification and subsequently issued a notification of a compensation event.
In light of this event not being considered on the programme can the the PM reject the programme submitted on the 11 March, based upon progress up until the 28 February and ask the contractor to resubmit to factor in the impact of the delay encountered.