Again it depends on what this is. If it is just lack of acceptance and the Consultant can not proceed unless it is accepted, then it is just a hold point awaiting acceptance. There is nothing to instruct here just awaiting the acceptance and teh time delay and resultant affect would be recoverable.
If the report requires an action or an instruction to do something different or a direction to go in, then yes it would require an instruction. The fact they agree it is a compensation event already is half the battle, so you would like to think they can also agree on the resultant action as to what happens next.
The action should be one of the following:
- Consultant proceeds in line with the original Scope if there is no hold point and they have not been instructed to do anything else
- This report is a hold point that requires acceptance, and in teh abscence of acceptance the Consultant stops associated work and any time delay will be recoverable until acceptance given. Once acceptance given they can proceed again without any other instruction being required.
- this report requires an instruction as to what to do next, in which case the Consultant is on stop which again is a CE and WILL require an instruction as to what to do next.