If advanced works are carried out by the Contractor under a ‘letter of intent’ such as the pre-order and off-site fabrication of structural steelwork, does this in any way change the Works Information and become a compensation event once the full contract is entered into?
The issue centers around programme, with the tasks originally sitting on the critical path of the programme identified in the tendered Contract Data Part 2. Now that the main contract has come into effect these works have commenced and therefore have come off the original critical path. This reduces the overall programme duration.
Whilst the time cannot be taken from the Contractor should or, could there be a reduction in the Prices? I suspect not, as I believe the correct approach would have been to ensure that the final programme incorporated within Contract Data Part 2 was updated to reflect and show the effect of works already complete at the Contract Date.
I’d appreciate your thoughts.