2.18 (TD2) Ethics Committee approval can be problematic as each Ethic Committee is idiosyncratic by its nature that can cause delays due to resubmissions. A 4-month turnaround is not uncommon and so may place significant risk including financial to the progress of the project. Do you have any thoughts on mitigation/compensation for such a delay across 5 organisations?

This and other risks should be taken into account both by the suppliers (e.g. see Tender Document 2 (TD2) Section 3 on risk assessment) and by the procurers during the PCP. Mitigation actions will be discussed and agreed with the participating suppliers based on remedies that are common sense for projects of this type