We started a contract in August 20, it’s an NEC short contract. It was due to complete in November 20.
Due to a collapse of an area of land, there has been a delay. At present we have provided numerous quotations to the client / PM based on their remedial designs and as yet they have not decided on a way forward. At present we are now almost 6 months past the completion date. We have no presence on site and policing the site security is becoming almost impossible as locals are taking the fencing down and just walking through the site for short cuts, and as we are not there working, it’s impossible to police security and ultimately health and safety.
What would our best action be here? And when is a delay a delay, and when is a 6 month delay on a 14 week contract no longer considered a delay? Is there a reasonable time frame for us to have to wait? Should we be charging for full time security as a CE? And have we any other options to force the client to actually make a decision ?