Beta contractors has an NEC3 ECC Option A ‘traditional strategy’ contract to construct a bypass which includes a new bridge over the River Avon designed by Cheta consultants. Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is the Employer and the Site Investigation was carried out for WCC by Missit Ground Engineering.
Whilst excavating a rock formation is found which was not shown in the Site Information.What would be the contractual process and the arguments that should be raised to gain P.M’s agreement for a compensation event?
The bridge has two abutments. Whilst excavating the first one, the South abutment, Beta encounters a rock formation which is not shown in the site information.
The Completion Date is 15th September 2016 and Beta’s Planned Completion, shown on the accepted programme is 20th August 2016. The Defects Correction Period is three weeks. Dates are very important on this contract, because the new bypass must open before the 20th October 2016 for the start of the 2016 Stratford carnival.