NEC4 Managing an Engineering & Construction Contract (ECC4-Man)

NEC4 Managing an Engineering & Construction Contract (ECC4-Man)
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Of the 4 Volumes of Guide Books designed to assist users of NEC contracts, where Volume 1 and Volume 3 are common to all contracts this document is the Volume 4 specific to management of a contract based on the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC4).  It is essential reading for those tasked with administering contracts based on the ECC4.  Those preparing an ECC4 contract should use the Volume 2 specific to the preparation of an ECC4 contract.

Chapter 1 Introduction


    Engineering and construction subcontract (ECS)



Chapter 2 Core and main Option clauses


    1 General

    2 The Contractor’s main responsibilities

    3 Time

    4 Quality management

    5 Payment

    6 Compensation events

    7 Title

    8 Liabilities and insurance

    9 Termination



Chapter 3 Clauses for resolving and avoiding disputes


Chapter 4 Secondary Option clauses


    Option X1: Price adjustment for inflation (used only with Options A, B, C and D)

    Option X2: Changes in the law

    Option X3: Multiple currencies (used only with Options A and B)

    Option X4: Ultimate holding company guarantee

    Option X5: Sectional Completion

    Option X6: Bonus for early Completion

    Option X7: Delay damages

    Option X8: Undertakings to the Client or Others

    Option X9: Transfer of rights

    Option X10: Information Modelling

    Option X11: Termination by the Client

    Option X12: Multiparty collaboration (not used with Option X20)

    Option X13: Performance bond

    Option X14: Advanced payment to the Contractor

    Option X15: The Contractor’s design

    Option X16: Retention (not used with Option F)

    Option X17: Low performance damages

    Option X18: Limitation of liability X18

    Option X20: Key Performance Indicators (not used with Option X12)

    Option X21: Whole life cost

    Option X22: Early Contractor Involvement (used only with Options C and E)

    Option Y(UK)1: Project Bank Account

    Option Y(UK)2: The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

    Option Y(UK)3: The Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999



Chapter 5 Schedule of Cost Components (SCC)


Chapter 6 Short Schedule of Cost Components (SSCC)


Appendix 1 Contract start-up checklist


Appendix 2 Contract close down checklist


Appendix 3 Example communication forms


Appendix 4 Example joint compensation event tracking schedule


Appendix 5 Example quotation of a compensation event