Contractor’s programme for acceptance contains negative float.
Project Manager has rejected the programme on the basis that as it contains negative float, it is unrealistic.
Contractor ascertains "Negative float manifests due to delay. As the Contractor has not delayed the project, terminal float should be maintained between planned Completion date and the Completion date.
Negative float remains within the schedule as multiple compensation events have impacted planned Completion and remain unimplemented.
Further compensation events continue to affect planned Completion, remain unimplemented, and therefore the volume of negative float has increased.
Once the Contractor’s full entitlement has been awarded, negative float will be naturally removed from the schedule"
Is this the correct approach by the Contractor or is the Project Manager correct to continue to reject the programme on this basis? And if so, what practical advise could you offer the Contractor?