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NEC4 Common contractual pitfalls and how to avoid them

November 19 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Why you should attend this workshop?

This one-day workshop will consider some of the more common issues or misconceptions concerning aspects of NEC4 contracts. It is essential that any party entering into an NEC contract know what they are signing up to at tender stage, and how to administer the process during the life of the project. The processes within the contract are largely intended to be pro-active and easy to understand, but it is important to understand the subtleties to minimize any potential impact of not following the prescribed rules.

The topics that will be considered include:
• Reviewing tender documents
• Z clauses
• Completing contract data
• Signing the contract
• Project commencement check list
• Delegation of powers
• Communication flow
• Early warnings
• Ambiguities
• Acceptances
• Subcontracting
• Programme acceptance
• Defects
• Payment applications
• Pricing document
• Disallowed costs
• Compensation event process
• Schedule of cost components.

The workshop includes questions and case studies throughout the session to ensure understanding of the contractual processes and be able to apply them in practice to real life situations. Attendees should grow in confidence as to what they should be doing but also how they can hold the other party to account if they are not following the rules. Recommended for This workshop is recommended for everyone currently involved with or about to be working under an ECC or ECS contract including project managers, contract managers, quantity surveyors, clients, consultants, planners, to make sure they understand which elements of contract data will affect their own specific roles within their organizations.

Whilst each workshop does have handout notes issued in advance, it is beneficial for attendees to have access to an NEC contract so that they can check wording of the actual clauses in line with the presentations and case studies. Ideally this would be the NEC4 version of the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) or Engineering and Construction Subcontract (ECS) but access to an NEC3 version would alternatively still be useful.”

Should you wish to reserve a space, please e-mail Joanne@cecascotland.co.uk with delegates’ names, e-mail addresses and job title

This is a full day workshop which will begin promptly at 0900 and run through until 1600 with appropriate tea/coffee and lunch breaks.  A maximum number of 33 delegates can be accommodated at each workshop.  Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis and we would initially ask they are restricted to four per member company.  Names can be added to a waiting list and a member of the team will be in touch should a space become available.