The Office of Government Procurement has updated its recent guidance to recommend that Employers on public sector construction projects consider extending ex gratia payments to 5 April 2021 (or the permitted date of Site re-opening, whichever is earlier). 

Initial guidance – described in our post here – recommended that ex gratia payments to contractors would not continue beyond early March 2021. 

The OGP has also published supporting documents for further standard form contracts (PW-CF6 and PW-CF7).