NEC3: Engineering and Construction Contract - A Practical Guide - (2 days)

Aims & Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants should: -

  • Understand the philosophy and objectives of the ECC family of documents
  • Understand the more important clauses of the Engineering and Construction Contract and how they apply to contract administration and management.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the key parties.
  • Appreciate the use of the Contract Data, Works Information and Site Information.
  • Appreciate the need to develop and appropriate procurement strategy and choose the appropriate main and secondary options to achieve that strategy.
  • Appreciate how the ECC contributes to the effective management of a project.
  • Understand the important information required when preparing a tender for an ECC contract and how tenders are assessed

Course Outline:

Session 1 Introduction

Principal objectives, drafting philosophy.

Session 2 The NEC:ECC Contract System

The Main Contract including main options and secondary options. Activity schedules. The Subcontract, the Short Contract, the Professional Services Contract, the Adjudicator's Contract.

Session 3 Key Players in ECC

The project organisation

Session 4 Procurement under ECC

Procurement strategy, the allocation of risk, Contractor design,

Session 5 General, the Contractor's main responsibilities

Session 6 Tender Inquiry Documents

Tender documents, Contract Data part one, Contract Data part two, Works Information, Site Information, activity schedules, completeness of documents.

Session 7 Tender Assessment

Worked example

Session 8 Communications and Management Procedures

Communications, early warning notices.

Session 9 Case Study

Day Two

Session 10 Starting and Completion

Starting and Completion, completion, defects

Session 11 The Accepted Programme

Tender programme, the Accepted Programme, submission, revising the programme.

Session 12 Case Study

Session 13 Payment Procedures

Payment, Actual Cost, Schedules of Cost Components.

Session 14 Case Study

Session 15 Compensation Events

Compensation events, notifications, quotations, assessments, implementation

Session 16 Case Study

Session 17 Settlement of Disputes