We have priced prelims to the Planned Completion as per our submitted tender programme. We have had to increase the Completion Date to the Contract Completion date, which is an additional 6 weeks.
We are not contending whether additional prelims are due, they are not, but the Project Manager is splitting our remaining prelims over the whole of the remaining contract period. Which in effect means we currently owe them money. We don’t agree with their current proposal at all.
Can they do this? Surely the last 6 weeks, from our original planned Completion date, to the contract completion date, are our risk? So if we choose to work those last 6 weeks for nothing, we can?
The prelims have been priced as a mix of time related, and lump sum items.