chapter  8
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Programme submission, review and acceptance

There is a clear need for a ‘baseline’ programme to be developed after the award of contract, reflecting the intentions of the contractor.

Contract administrators need front-line skills to review a contractor’s baseline programme. Accordingly, contract administrators increasingly have to decide if, and to what extent, they are going to trust, approve or accept a contractor’s programme submissions. In today’s planning software paradise, CA’s should be able to detect common techniques or mistakes when reviewing programmes that attempt to or increase the likelihood of extension of time awards. These techniques mean that a programme will not function as a proper predictive tool for measuring progress or quantifying the impact of delays and changes.