Time Extension – Request
Sample Letter – Request for Time Extension
Re: (Contract No.)
Request for Contract Time Extension
Dear (Contracting Officer):
In accordance with the Time Extensions clause of the contract), (name of contractor) respectfully requests that the completion date of the contract be extended by (number of days) calendar days from (original contract completion date) to (revised completion date). This extension of time is necessary because of the impact of (describe cause of delay) on the performance of the following work activities (list impacted activities).
Analysis of the project schedule indicates that these activities are on the critical path of project completion, (or, the delays to the work activities have consumed the available float such that the activities are now on the critical path of project completion). At the present time, the analysis of the project schedule forecasts a
(length of delay) in the substantial completion of the project.
We believe that (cause of delay) is compensable and we will forward our estimate of the additional cost associated with the extension of the contract completion date within (time in contract for submitting change order requests, if none, a reasonable time such as ten days).
Unless you advise us to the contrary, we will proceed to perform the contract work under the assumption that the contract time of performance will be extended.
(See Important Note)
(Also Sample Letter – Delay Request)