If the Employer fails to provide access in accordance with the Contract/ last Accepted Programme it is obviously a CE. However, if they fail to provide a firm revised Access date, but a third party (another Principal Contractor) advises you a forecast date of access in a coordination meeting (with the Project Manager/ Employer Present), I assume you can use this as “current information”?
However, after several months of this date remaining static (in the future), they provide access [one month] earlier than the forecast with only two weeks notice. Can you claim the impact to the planned Completion for the past few months to push out the Contract Completion date?
I.e. - now that they have brought the date forward, has the Contractor gained Terminal Float as the Contract Completion date is still impacted by the first Forecast date?
My thoughts are you: No you can’t as it hasn’t happened, it was only forecast ‘current information’? However, in the absence of the Project Manager Instructing a revised date (Contract Access date expired over a year ago), is it possible to claim the additional time?