An ECC NEC3 contract Option A has been signed by both parties and executed. Although the Contractor was spoken to and told that this was the case a copy of the signed contract did not get issued to him until 2 days after signing.
The contract start date was on the date of signing.
The Contractor has raised an early warning saying this will delay the mobilisation and long lead items.
The access dates to the site are not affected.
He is claiming that this is a compensation event and will delay the works thus leading to additional cost.
Does the non receipt of a signed contract give cause for a CE or have any specific affect under the NEC3?