NEC3: Engineering and Construction Short Contract (ECSC3)

NEC3: Engineering and Construction Short Contract (ECSC3)
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The Short Contract is an alternative to NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract and is for use with contracts which do not require sophisticated management techniques, comprise straightforward work and impose only low risks on both the employer and the contractor.  A decision to use this contract can only be made by comparing it with ECC3 to understand and accept which procedures and obligations are not included in ECSC3.

This document contains the Conditions of Contract and forms for Contract Data, Price List, Works Information and Site Information.
The SA National Treasury Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management has, with the exception of the NEC3 Framework Contract (a head contract), endorsed the NEC3 family of contracts for use by organs of state in South Africa to serve their infrastructure needs.

The NEC3 family of contracts support a wide range of procurement strategies which can lead to improved project outcomes and in so doing realise value for money.

Copyright Policy
 Users should note that the NEC Forms of Contract are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner. However, Contract Data forms may be reproduced for the purpose of obtaining tenders, awarding and administering contracts.

Likewise, plagiarising any copyrighted document is illegal. For users seeking to prepare their own bespoke contracts based on the NEC Forms of Contract, please contact NEC at to discuss and obtain a copyright licence.


• Contract Forms
• Contract Data
• The Contractor’s Offer
• The Employer’s Acceptance
• Price List
• Works Information
• Site Information
• Conditions of Contract  
• Index