We are a small and young company and never had to use NEC3 ECS option A before.
Draft NEC3 ECS option A received as part of tender but Contract Data contains no dates.
We are working on our Activity Schedule and understand we have to cross reference with an outline programme so that we can be paid at regular intervals to facilitate our cash flow. Problem is, how do we put a programme together when we have no dates in the contract data ? Are we to make assumptions based on our vague knowledge of when the contract will start and if we get awarded the works the dates will be discussed then ? Does not sound right to me given that option A is basically a fixed price with us taking most of the risks.
If dates should have been incorporated isn’t this omission affecting the tender validity altogether?