Our contract with our client stipulates a handful of Key Dates for areas and a Completion Date. As the contract has progressed the client has instructed us to revise our programme to meet numerous dates for systems before our key dates.
My understanding that as a Contractor we must obey an instruction given to us by the client (27.3) but that also as these dates are not stipulated in the contract then they are not classed as Key Dates carrying the associated risk of unlimited damages but rather ‘target dates’.
There are two parts to my question:
- Is this instruction a compensation event? If so, which 60.1 (?) clause does it fall under?
- Are we right to alter the programme to show us meeting these ‘target dates’ and submit with the associated cost? (dependent on answer to question 1)