NEC4 ECC - X22 Proposals for Stage 2

Clause X22.3 (2) states that the Contractor’s submission includes the Contractor’s forecast of the effect of the design proposal on… the Accepted Programme.

Does this mean that the Completion Date may change, subject to the Project Manager’s acceptance of the proposals for stage 2?

No, because:

  • the changes to the Accepted Programme can cover a multitude of things mainly, I would argue from the Contractor having had time to look in detail at stuff in Stage 1. That changes sequences, timings etc.
  • it does not specifically mention a change to the Completion Date.

Note that other clauses in X22.3 or the notice to to proceed to Stage 2 - as per clause X22.5 (1) - does not change the Completion Date either.