We are working under an option C contract with X22 ECI. We are currently during stage 1, and the Client is saying we should not be raising early warnings during this stage as we are helping them with the design which is very fluid and we are being paid on an actual cost basis anyway.
Is there an obligation and/or need to submit early warnings during Stage 1? I would say yes as the rules of the contract need to be followed during this period. What would your thoughts be? Do they have the same practical necessity during stage 1 as they clearly do after notice to proceed and Stage 2?