I’m currently engaged in an NEC 3 contract under option A. We accrued storage charges due to significant on-site delays. Initially, the project manager approved these charges and issued a site instruction to cover the costs caused by the delays. However, when we submitted our payment application, we received only 25% of the amount, as they were awaiting a review of our quotation. Surprisingly, they never followed through with the payment and didn’t review it in subsequent payment applications.
Fast forward four months, and we’ve been notified that we’re now responsible for these costs, and they’ve reclaimed the money. Consequently, we are left with these additional expenses. This situation doesn’t seem fair. Is it possible for a site instruction to be rescinded in this manner? It appears that we have no say in this matter. What are the alternatives we can explore?