This training course focuses on how to establish a contract strategy and the preparation of contract documents required for the procurement and successful delivery of professional services using the NEC4 Professional Service Contract (PSC4).

Format and programme
Virtual classroom: one day or as 5 separate modules each lasting 90 minutes.
Face to Face classroom: one day

Course skill level

Who is the training for?
The training is suitable for anyone involved in the pre-contract planning, preparation and procurement stages of services to be delivered using the PSC4. The training will also be useful for those involved in the management of the contract during management of the service. Those that will benefit from the training include:

  • Clients
  • Procurement teams
  • Finance teams
  • Service Managers
  • Consultants
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Contractors
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Commercial Managers

What will you learn?
Participants will learn the importance of choosing an appropriate strategy for a service contract and how to prepare the various contract documents required for the PSC. The training focusses on the appropriate allocation of risk and the importance of good contract preparation with practical advice on how to ensure that Contract Data and Scope is drafted in a clear and unambiguous manner.

Main topics covered

  • Common objectives of NEC contracts
  • Overview of the different NEC4 forms
  • Choosing the right NEC contract
  • The PSC contract documents
  • PSC Main Options
  • Secondary X and Y Options
  • Dispute resolution
  • Contract Strategy
  • Preparing Contract Data
  • Writing the Scope
  • Programme
  • Pricing the service
  • Payment terms & the Construction Act
  • Allocation of risk with the PSC
  • Writing additional conditions of contract (Z clauses) and additional compensation events
  • Limitation of liability
  • Insurance
  • Undertakings to the Client and Others - collateral warranties
  • Third Party Agreements
  • Transfer of Rights (IPR)
  • Assessing tenders and contract award

CPD Points
6 hours

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