This training course focusses on how to establish a contract strategy and the preparation of contract documents required for the procurement and successful delivery of works using the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC4).

Format and programme
Virtual classroom: one day or as 5 separate modules each lasting 90 minutes.
Face to Face classroom: 6 hours

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 works to be delivered using the ECC4. The training will also be useful for those involved in the management of the contract during delivery. Those that will benefit from the training include:

  • Clients
  • Project sponsors
  • Procurement teams
  • Finance teams
  • Contractors
  • NEC Project Managers
  • NEC Supervisors
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Commercial Managers
  • Designers

What will you learn?
Participants will learn the importance of choosing an appropriate contract strategy for projects and how to prepare the various contract documents required for procuring works using the ECC. 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 ECC contract documents
  • ECC Contract Main Options
  • Secondary X and Y Options
  • Dispute resolution W1, W2, W3
  • Contract Strategy
  • Preparing Contract Data
  • Writing the Scope
  • Preparing Site Information
  • Programme
  • Pricing documents – Activity Schedule
  • Payment terms & the Construction Act
  • Allocation of risk with the ECC
  • Writing additional conditions of contract (Z clauses) and additional compensation events
  • Role of the project risk register
  • Liabilities
  • Insurance
  • Undertakings to the Client and Others - collateral warranties
  • Third Party Agreements
  • Early Contractor Involvement
  • Assessing tenders and contract award

CPD Points
6 hours

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