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 A. By written order to the Contractor, the Engineer may suspend the work wholly or in part, for such period as he may deem necessary due to Force Majeure or any fortuitous events or any of the following reasons:

B. The Contractor or its duly authorized representative shall have the right to suspend work operation on any or all projects/activities along the critical path of the activities after fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of receipt of written notice from the Contractor to the NIA, due to the following:
  1. There exist right-of-way problems which prohibit the Contractor from performing work in accordance with the approved construction schedule.
  2. Requisite construction plans which must be owner-furnished are not issued to the contractor precluding any work called for by such plans.
  3. Peace and order conditions make it extremely dangerous, if not impossible, to work. However, this condition must be certified in writing by the Philippine National Police (PNP) station which has responsibility over the affected area and confirmed by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional director.
  4. There is failure on the part of the NIA to deliver NIA-furnished materials and equipment as stipulated in the contract.

  5. Delay in the payment of contractor's claim for progress billing and/or price escalation beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the time the contractor's claim has been certified to by the NIA's authorized representative that the documents are complete unless there are justifiable reasons thereof which shall be communicated in writing to the contractor.