NEC3 Professional Services Contract (PSC3)

NEC3 Professional Services Contract (PSC3)
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The Professional Services Contract is intended for use in the appointment of a supplier to provide professional services.  It can be used for appointing project managers, supervisors, designers, consultants or other suppliers under NEC contracts and can also be used for appointing suppliers on non-NEC construction projects or for non-construction projects.  

This document contains the core clauses, the relevant main option clauses, the secondary option clauses and the contract data.
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.

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Schedule of Options
Core Clauses
• 1 General
• 2 The Parties’ main responsibilities
• 3 Time
• 4 Quality
• 5 Payment
• 6 Compensation events
• 7 Rights to material
• 8 Indemnity, insurance and liability
• 9 Termination
Main Option clauses
• A Priced contract with activity schedule
• C Target contract
• E Time based contract
• G Term contract
Dispute resolution
• Option W1
• Option W2
Secondary option clauses
• X1 Price adjustment for inflation
• X2 Changes in the law
• X3 Multiple currencies
• X4 Parent company guarantee
• X5 Sectional Completion
• X6 Bonus for early Completion
• X7 Delay damages
• X8 Collateral warranty agreements
• X9 Transfer of rights
• X10 Employer’s Agent
• X11 Termination by the Employer
• X12 Partnering
• X13 Performance bond
• X18 Limitation of liability
• X20 Key Performance Indicators
• Y(UK)1 Project Bank Account
• Y(UK)2 The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
• Y(UK)3 The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999
•Z Additional conditions of contract
Note Options X14 to X17 and X19 are not used
Contract Data