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When Is the Time To Ask For Recovery Schedule?

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AB Timo
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Hi all,

I have a Question about the Criteria That should be kept in Mind for asking the Contractor about the recovery schedule,

Lets say that the Delay is Totally on the part of Contractor and no EOT claim.Please tell me that What Criterial Of Percantage should be kept in mind.I mean to say that how much Actual % would be Lesser than Planned % when there will be a need for the recovery Schedule??? 4%,5%,6%...???? Any Criteria??




jingjun zou
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Rafael Davila, your provided file is very useful, thank you.

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The real answer to your question is, “What does your contract say?”  If it does not mention this, then you may have the right to ‘ask’ but probably not the right to ‘require.’  It is very important to ask your management about this before proceeding further.


There is a second consideration here.  Even if you have the right to ask, this does not necessarily mean that the contractor must accelerate their operations for free.  Submitting a proposed recovery schedule does not ordinarily commit the contractor to actually performing the adjusted work schedule.  You asked for a revised plan and they gave you one.  Now you have the opportunity to decide whether you want to pay any additional costs to have the plan executed.  Good luck!

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Hi Ab Timo

Agree with Shauhul.

A compotent contractor would realise that they are exposing themselves to LD's and look to recover against the milestones. The client would then review the master schedule and make the decision to request a recovery proposal based on the overall progress.

It is also discipline specific (not sure of your exact situation). For instance on a large scale Oil and gas or similar multi-discipline project, if mechanical was delaying electrical but in turn was delayed by Civil there may be little point in asking electrical or mechanical to recover delays and be hit with a disruption claim because of congestion/access issues etc.

Civil would need to recover their delays or accelerate and good planning would spot this befored it started to delay the entire project.

In essence the earlier the better 2-3% as dependant on the size of the project and number of contractors on site this could translate into weeks. Reschedulling activities & clever planning can recover a few days maybe a week but several weeks will require acceleration to the meet the milestones.


Hope this helps a bit.


Ashb .
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Hi AB Timo 

I am not sure about the criteria used for recovery schedule ,but in general if contractor performance  found to be slipping  ,then it is obligation of contractor to do recovery schedule to meet the contractual finish date/Milestones