Currently a NEC3 Option C contract which is circa 1 month in doesn’t have a Clause 31 accepted.
Despite numerous submissions the Principal Contract has not addressed issues and acceptance has been withheld on ground of the programme not being practicable or in accordance with WI.
Most importantly it has been highlighted that the programme has negative float. After the 3rd attempt the Principal Contractor has acknowledged that there is an issue with the programme and it having negative float.
Whilst addressing this it appears that all terminal float will be lost. They propose to change the programme altogether as a result. Is this the correct approach. Should they first get the Cl31 accepted based on what the tender programmed was (with corrected logic and links) and then look to recover and/or resequence works in Cl32 submission.
It feels that allowing them to change the programme completely means there is no record of the original intention, the programme they won the tender on, nor any trail of the problem if wholesale changes are accepted on the 4th Cl31 submission.