The Sub-Contractor submits NCE’s which aren’t responded to within the timescales stated within the contract.
Whilst I am aware that the contract has the wording ‘may’ in clause 61.4 … ‘the Sub-Contractor may notify…’ I believe the Sub-Contractor isn’t obliged to notify the Contractor that they have not notified a decision with regards to the NCE.
Does this therefore mean that the NCE is now deemed accepted i.e. it is a Compensation Event and needs to be assessed?
If so and without the Contractor’s instruction, the Sub-Contractor then submits quotations (attached them to the NCE) but again the Contractor had not notified them of their assessment within the time period, are the quotations also deemed accepted?
I would like to think the events should / can be treated separately i.e. whilst the NCE may now be deemed a CE, it does not necessarily mean the associated quote is also accepted? And therefore discussions can now be had to determine the cost (if any) of the CE?