NEC ECC: Terminal Float Retained Whilst Multiple CEs Being Reviewed

The Contractor is in the process of providing quotations/programme for multiple CEs, some of which will have an overlapping impact on the critical path and therefore delay to planned Completion. Some of these quotations relate to events which are in prior periods, for which the PM has requested revised quotations in order to get the necessary information. This means that there are circa 10No. CEs at various stages with a potential aggregated impact on planned Completion.

During this process, the Contractor has retained their original Terminal Float allowance, stating that because the CEs are not yet implemented, the effect on Terminal Float is unknown and to remove it on the Cl.32 programme would be to their detriment, if for example, whilst assessing a CE, some of the delay was attributable to them which could be mitigated using their terminal float.

Due to the CEs not being implemented, planned Completion is currently beyond the Completion Date and I believe the schedule should show zero terminal float. What would be the correct approach in this instance? I believe the CE programmes should only be focusing on the impact on planned Completion, and therefore the Cl.32 programme will eventually demonstrate the ‘revised’ terminal float (if any) once the outstanding CEs have all been administered?