You have just been hired by a waste management company to start a solid waste management program in an under-developed country. The project will be on a build-operate-transfer basis and have a duration of 2 years. At close of the project, the program will be run by local authorities. The project has been sponsored by the World Bank and has been awarded to a large international consortium. Your company has been subcontracted to do this project along with 2 more contractor companies. After the project scope was finalized, you developed a cost estimate of USD $5.5 million. The sponsor reviews your detailed costing sheets, and is concerned about the total cost figure. He tells you that the maximum allowable budget he can allocate for this project is USD $5 million. What should you do?
A. Ask for a reduction in scope.
B. Evaluate ways that can result in cost savings and re-estimate the project.
C. Advise the sponsor that the project cannot be completed within the available budget.
D. Begin the project with the intention of requesting a budget increase at a later point in time.