We received a Purchase Order from our clients for an agreed scope of works. This was duly signed and returned.
Clients have without any formal notice offered another sub-contractor part of our supply. Approx. half the value of our agreed Purchase Order.
Have already incurred considerable costs and are asking the clients under NEC3 that we would like to terminate the Purchase Order and site works.
Not worth doing and would leave us at high risk.
No site works by us have been started so far.
What if anything are we able to claim to recover some of our overhead costs incurred so far?
Can the client issue Purchase Order and then without any formal notification change the scope of supply?
Many thanks in-advance, any advise would be appreciated.