How does a Contractor protect themselves from delays in the Employer awarding the contract?
For example; a Contractor identifies a completion date in contract data part 2 but then the Employer takes 2 months to award the contract.
Presumably the Contractor would be entitled to notify a CE in accordance with 60.1(2) provided the access date had been identified in CDP1? If so, what are the implications if an access date had not been identified?
Also, is the outcome affected by whether or not a programme is identified in CDP2?
And lastly, is it good practice for a Contractor to identify a completion date as X no of weeks after the starting date as opposed to specifying a date?