Does the period for reply stated in the CD part 1 apply equally to both the PM and the Contractor. I know that specific timescales for response/action for both PM and Contractor are detailed throughout the core clauses - but beyond those, if the PM were to raise a communication with the Contractor (e.g. their interpretation of a contractual process), and the Contractor wishes to state his view (disagreeing with the PM!), are they (the Contractor) required to do so within the period for reply?
I know that cl 60.1(6) deals with the PM/Supervisor not responding within the period for reply, but must the Contractor respond in a timely way (even though there’s no prescriptive sanction)?