The Contractor is submitting programmes at the required intervals however these programmes have a “progresses to” date which pre-dates the submission date by 2 weeks.
This is an A-road dialling scheme with 16 months remaining and 2000 activities to complete.
The PM is stating that the 2-week “lag” date is unreasonable and that the programme programmes should be submitted within 1 week of the “progressed to” date. Accordingly the PM is not accepting the programmes as they are not reflect the Contractors plans realistically by virtue of the 2 week lag between submission and “progressed to” date. The PM is saying that by the time it comes to reviewing progress on the submission which could be 3 weeks after submission then people’s memories aren’t what they could be compared to if the review was undertaken within 2 weeks.
In your opinion in this case is 2 weeks too long or is it to be expected?