Revisiting implemented compensation events NEC4

An NCE was notified to the PM (Contractor to Client)

The PM accepted the CE and instructed a quotation.
The Contractor provided a quote within the time allowed.
PM accepted and implemented the CE

6 months later PM won’t pay the CE because he now believes this should have been covered within the Scope.

All suggestions/scenarios are welcome.

Thanks in advance


Hindsight is brutal in an NEC3 world where periods for reply require quick decisions to be made!

That being said once a CE is implemented I suspect the only recourse is Dispute Resolution and I doubt said route would be favourable to the PM in this case.


Absolutely spot on advice that @thatsaCE, if it’s been implemented and you’ve done the work you should be paid. The PM simply cannot change his decision to accept the CE.