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   Achieving excellence in the procurement
             of Works, Services and Supply
    nEc contracts – Works

                   NEC3 ComplEtE SUItE                                       NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd CoNStrUCtIoN
                   of 30 doCUmENtS                                           CoNtrACt optIoN C: tArgEt CoNtrACt WIth
                   978 0 7277 3675 8 / July 2005                             ACtIvIty SChEdUlE
                   Paperbound / 297x210mm / 1918 pages                       978 07277 3362 7 / July 2005
                   the nEc3 complete family comprises all 30 nEc3            Paperbound / 297x210mm / 71 pages
                   documents listed in this booklet. buying the whole        option c is a target cost contract with an activity
                   suite together represents a significant saving on         schedule where the out-turn financial risks are shared
                   buying all documents individually.                        between the client and the contractor in an agreed
                                                                             proportion. this document contains all the core
                                                                             and secondary option clauses, the schedules of cost
                                                                             components, and contract data relevant to an option
                   NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd
                                                                             c contract.
                   CoNStrUCtIoN CoNtrACt (ECC)
                   978 07277 3359 7 / July 2005
                   Paperbound / 297x210mm / 89 pages                         NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd CoNStrUCtIoN
                                                                             CoNtrACt optIoN d: tArgEt CoNtrACt WIth
                   nEc3 Engineering and construction contract is
                                                                             BIll of qUANtItIES
                   the core document from which the options a-F are
                   extracted. It contains all core clauses and secondary     978 07277 3363 4 / July 2005
                   option clauses, together with the schedules of cost       Paperbound / 297x210mm / 72 pages
                   components and forms for contract data.                   option d is a target cost contract with a bill of
                                                                             quantities where the out-turn financial risks are
                                                                             shared between the client and the contractor in an
                   NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd CoNStrUCtIoN
                                                                             agreed proportion. this document contains all the
                   CoNtrACt optIoN A: prICEd CoNtrACt WIth
                                                                             core and secondary option clauses, the schedules of
                   ACtIvIty SChEdUlE
                                                                             cost components, and contract data relevant to an
                   978 07277 3360 3 / July 2005                              option d contract.
                   Paperbound / 297x210mm / 65 pages
                   option a is a priced contract with an activity
                   schedule where the risk of carrying out the work at
                   the agreed prices is largely borne by the contractor.     NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd CoNStrUCtIoN
                   this document contains all the clauses, the shorter       CoNtrACt optIoN E: CoSt rEImBUrSABlE
                   schedule of cost components, and contract data,           CoNtrACt
                   relevant to an option a contract.                         978 07277 3364 1 / July 2005
                                                                             Paperbound / 297x210mm / 72 pages
                   NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd CoNStrUCtIoN                         option E is a cost reimbursable type contract where
                   CoNtrACt optIoN B: prICEd CoNtrACt WIth                   the financial risk is taken largely by the client. this
                   BIll of qUANtItIES                                        document contains all the core clauses and secondary
                                                                             option clauses the schedules of cost components,
                   978 07277 3361 0 / July 2005
                                                                             and contract data, relevant to an option E contract.
                   Paperbound / 297x210mm / 67 pages
                   option b is a priced contract with a bill of quantities
                   where the risk of carrying out the work at the agreed
                   prices is largely borne by the contractor.                NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd
                   this document contains all the core and secondary         CoNStrUCtIoN CoNtrACt optIoN f:
                   option clauses, the shorter schedule of cost              mANAgEmENt CoNtrACt
                   components, and contract data, relevant to an             978 07277 3365 8 / July 2005
                   option b contract.
                                                                             Paperbound / 297x210mm / 64 pages
                                                                             option F is a cost reimbursable management contract
                                                                             where the financial risk is taken largely by the
                                                                             client. this document contains all the core clauses
                                                                             and secondary option clauses the schedules of cost
                                                                             components, and contract data, relevant to an
                                                                             option F contract.




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nEc contracts – Works

         NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd CoNStrUCtIoN                           NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd CoNStrUCtIoN
         CoNtrACt gUIdANCE NotES                                     Short SUBCoNtrACt (ECSS)
         978 07277 3366 5 / July 2005                                978 07277 3369 6 / July 2005
         Paperbound / 297x210mm / 162 pages                          Paperbound / 297x210mm / 33 pages
         these guidance notes explain the background to the          the short subcontract can be used as a subcontract
         Engineering and construction contract, the reasons          to nEc3 Engineering and construction contract
         for some of its provisions and provide guidance             (Ecc) and nEc3 Engineering and construction short
         on how to use it. they covers usage of all the six          contract (Ecsc). It should be used with contracts
         a-F options. an introductory section explains nEc           which do not require sophisticated management
         objectives, application and project organisation,           techniques, comprise straightforward work and
         followed by sections on contract strategy and               impose only low risks on both the contractor and the
         preparing tender documents. the bulk of the book            subcontractor. It contains the subcontract clauses and
         is then devoted to explanations of the clauses and          contract data forms.
         schedule of cost components with worked examples
         of contract data forms provided.
                                                                     NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd CoNStrUCtIoN
                                                                     Short CoNtrACt (ECSC)
         NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd CoNStrUCtIoN                           978 07277 3372 6 / July 2005
         CoNtrACt floW ChArtS                                        Paperbound / 297x210mm / 28 pages
         978 07277 3367 2 / July 2005                                the short contract is an alternative to nEc3
         Paperbound / 297x210mm / 130 pages                          Engineering and construction contract and is for use
         to enable users to understand the operation of the          with contracts which do not require sophisticated
         Engineering and construction contract, this book            management techniques, comprise straightforward
         contains flow charts which set out the procedural           work and impose only low risks on both the
         logic of the 75 clauses that can be presented with          Employer and the contractor. this document
         benefit by flow charting.                                   contains the contract clauses and the form for
                                                                     contract data.
         NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd CoNStrUCtIoN
         SUBCoNtrACt (ECS)                                           NEC3 ENgINEErINg ANd
         978 07277 3368 9 / July 2005                                CoNStrUCtIoN Short CoNtrACt
         Paperbound / 297x210mm / 87 pages                           gUIdANCE NotES ANd floW ChArtS
         the subcontract is intended for use in appointing           978 07277 3373 3 / July 2005
         a subcontractor where the contractor has been               Paperbound / 297x210mm / 90 pages
         appointed under the nEc3 Engineering and                    these guidance notes explain the provisions of the
         construction contract. It contains core clauses,            short contract package through its three stages,
         main option clauses for relevant a-E main options,          inviting tenders, making an offer and agreeing a
         the available secondary options, schedules of cost          contract. notes are then provided on the clauses
         components and contract data.                               and methods of joining disputes with main contract
                                                                     disputes. Worked examples are provided of the
                                                                     contract data forms, together with flow charts which
                                                                     set out the procedural logic.




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    nEc contracts – sErVIcEs

                   NEC3 profESSIoNAl SErvICES CoNtrACt (pSC)                NEC3 tErm SErvICE
                   978 07277 3370 2 / July 2005                             CoNtrACt floW ChArtS
                   Paperbound / 297x210mm / 62 pages                        978 07277 3378 8 / July 2005
                   the Professional services contract is intended for       Paperbound / 297x210mm / 113 pages
                   use in the appointment of a supplier to provide          to enable users to understand the operation of the
                   professional services. It can be used for appointing     term service contract, this book contains flow charts
                   project managers, supervisors, designers, consultants    which set out the procedural logic of the 57 clauses
                   or other suppliers under nEc contracts and can           that can be presented with benefit by flow charting.
                   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          NEC3 tErm SErvICE
                   option clauses and the contract data.                    Short CoNtrACt (tSSC)
                                                                            978 07277 3618 5 / March 2009
                                                                            Paperbound / 297x210mm / 26 pages
                   NEC3 profESSIoNAl SErvICES CoNtrACt
                   gUIdANCE NotES ANd floW ChArtS                           the nEc3 term service short contract should be
                                                                            used for the appointment of a supplier for a period
                   978 07277 3371 9 / July 2005
                                                                            of time to manage and provide a service. this
                   Paperbound / 297x210mm / 160 pages
                                                                            contract is an alternative to the nEc3 term service
                   these guidance notes explain the structure of the        contract and is for use with contracts which do
                   Professional services contract and the reasons for       not require sophisticated management techniques,
                   its provisions. the main options, dispute resolution     comprise straightforward work and impose only low
                   options and the secondary options are all explained.     risks on both the Employer and the contractor.
                   Explanatory notes are then provided on individual
                   clauses and contract data. Flow charts then set out      NEC3 tErm SErvICE Short
                   the procedural logic.                                    CoNtrACt gUIdANCE NotES
                                                                            ANd floW ChArtS
                   NEC3 tErm SErvICE CoNtrACt (tSC)                         978 07277 3619 2 / March 2009
                   978 07277 3376 4 / July 2005                             Paperbound / 297x210mm / 85 pages
                   Paperbound / 297x210mm / 60 pages                        these guidance notes explain the provisions of the
                   the term service contract is intended to be used for     term service short contract when it is used for a
                   the appointment of a supplier for a period of time       simple, low risk contract. the flow charts show the
                   to manage and provide a service. this document           procedural logic on which the tssc is based and are
                   contains the core clauses, the three main option         published in this volume for reference.
                   clauses, secondary option clauses and contract data
                   forms.


                   NEC3 tErm SErvICE CoNtrACt
                   gUIdANCE NotES
                   978 07227 3377 1 / July 2005
                   Paperbound / 297x210mm / 79 pages
                   these guidance notes place the term service
                   contract into context with the rest of the nEc suite
                   of documents. they then set out the background to
                   the contract, its provisions and guidance on when
                   and how to use it. the procedure for setting up a
                   contract is covered and explanations are given on
                   the meanings of individual clauses. Finally appendices
                   cover the clause numbering system, sample form
                   of tender, sample form of agreement, use as a
                   subcontract, form of performance bond and
                   price list.




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    Cnr Maxwell Drive and Edison Crescent, Sunninghill, Sandton, Johannesburg 2157
nEc contracts – suPPlY

               SUpply CoNtrACt                                                SUpply Short CoNtrACt
               978 07277 3656 7 / Dec 2009 / Paperbound /                     978 07277 3665 9 / Dec 2009 / Paperbound /
               297x210mm / 47 pages                                           297x210mm / 15 pages
               this contract should be used for local and                     this contract should be used for local and international
               international procurement of high-value goods and              procurement of goods under a single order or on a batch
               related services including design                              order basis and is for use with contracts which do not
                                                                              require sophisticated management techniques and impose
                                                                              only low risks on both the Purchaser and the supplier
               SUpply CoNtrACt gUIdANCE NotES
               978 07277 3659 8 / Dec 2009 / Paperbound /                     SUpply Short CoNtrACt gUIdANCE NotES
               297x210mm / 85 pages                                           ANd floW ChArtS
               the purpose of these guidance notes is to explain the          978 0 7277 3668 0 / Dec 2009 / Paperbound /
               background of the sc, the reasons for some of its              297x210mm / 83 pages
               provisions and to provide guidance on how to use it.           this document contains guidance notes on the nEc3
                                                                              supply short contract, which explain how to complete
                                                                              the ssc when it is used for a simple, low risk contract.
               SUpply CoNtrACt floW ChArtS                                    the accompanying flow charts depict the procedures
               978 07277 3662 8 / Dec 2009 / Paperbound /                     followed when using the contract.
               297x210mm / 95 pages
               these flow charts depict the procedures followed                           NEC3 SUpply BUNdlE
               when using the nEc3 supply contract (sc). they are                         978 0 7277 4066 3 / Paperbound /
               intended to help people using the sc to see how the                        297x210mm / 325 pages
               various sc core clauses and options come together                          this specially priced bundle includes all
               to produce clear and precise sequences of action for                       5 nEc3 supply documents for a specially
               the people involved.                                                       discounted price and represents a significant
                                                                                          saving on buying all documents separately.
AddItIoNAl NEC CoNtrACtS


               NEC3 AdjUdICAtor’S CoNtrACt (AC)                               NEC3 frAmEWork CoNtrACt (fC)
               978 07277 3374 0 / July 2005                                   978 07277 3379 5 / July 2005
               Paperbound / 297x210mm / 11 pages                              Paperbound / 297x210mm / 10 pages
               the nEc3 adjudicator’s contract should be used for             the Framework contract is an entirely new nEc
               the appointment of an adjudicator to decide disputes           document and is intended for use in the appointment
               under the nEc family of contracts. It may also be              of one or more suppliers to carry out construction
               used for the appointment of an adjudicator under               work or to provide design or advisory services on an
               other forms of contract. this document contains the            ‘as instructed’ basis over a set term. this document
               clauses, form of agreement and contract data.                  contains the core clauses and the contract data forms.

               NEC3 AdjUdICAtor’S CoNtrACt gUIdANCE                           NEC3 frAmEWork CoNtrACt gUIdANCE
               NotES ANd floW ChArtS                                          NotES ANd floW ChArtS
               978 07277 3375 7 / July 2005                                   978 07277 3380 1 / July 2005
               Paperbound / 297x210mm / 24 pages                              Paperbound / 297x210mm / 26 pages
               these guidance notes explain the usage of the                  these guidance notes provide information on preparing
               contract, procedures for appointing an adjudicator,            and managing framework contracts, and worked
               the nature of the form of agreement. Explanations              examples of contract data. also provided are flow charts
               are then provided on the individual clauses and a              which set out the operational logic of the contract.
               worked example of contract data is provided.
                                                                              NEC3 proCUrEmENt ANd CoNtrACt StrAtEgIES
               the second part of the book contains flow charts
               which set out the procedural logic of the 5 clauses            978 0 7277 4065 6 / December 2009
               that can be presented with benefit by flow charting.           Paperbound / 297x210mm / 23 pages
                                                                              NEW EdItIoN – fUlly EXpANdEd to CovEr thE
                                                                              NEC3 SUpply CoNtrACtS
                                                                              this document provides guidance for users of nEc in
                                                                              determining the procurement and contract strategies
                                                                              to meet project objectives and in the application of
                                                                              nEc3 contracts in meeting these strategies.




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    nEc manuals and books

    a five-volume set of manuals on how to use the Ecc
    Bronwyn mitchell and Barry trebes



    NEC3 mANAgINg rEAlIty                                  In order to take full advantage of the nEc’s benefits it is necessary
                                                           to introduce a culture of partnering and changes in working procedures
    sIncE Its launch In thE EarlY 1990s,                   and practices.
    thE nEc has bEcomE a trulY ground-                     NEC Managing Reality is a series of manuals written by nEc experts
    brEakIng concEPt WhIch has                             well-versed in using the nEc “at the coal-face”, that aims to explain
                                                           how the nEc can be used to optimum benefit in everyday environments.
    rEVolutIonIsEd thE WaY constructIon
                                                           the manuals are based on the usage of the nEc’s core document –
    contracts arE ProcurEd and managEd,                    the Engineering and construction contract although the principles
    rEsultIng In major bEnEFIts In tImE, cost              and procedures they discuss apply equally across all documents in the
                                                           nEc suite. they cover both the current version of nEc, nEc3 as well
    and qualItY.                                           as its predecessor, nEc2.

                                                           nEc managing reality places great emphasis on offering “practical
                                                           tips” at appropriate points and providing examples to highlight points.
       ComplEtE SEt of fIvE mANUAlS                        standard forms are included with their usage explained together
       IN A SlIpCASE
                                                           with checklists.
       0 7277 3397 4 / paperbound
       297x210mm / 740 pages                               they are practical manuals designed to aid both existing and new users
                                                           in implementing and using the nEc.




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nEc manuals

1 INtrodUCtIoN to thE ENgINEErINg                  3 mANAgINg thE CoNtrACt                           4 mANAgINg ChANgE
ANd CoNStrUCtIoN CoNtrACt                          this manual is aimed at those who are or          changing cultures, management practices and
this manual is aimed at those who are              will need to use the contract on a daily basis,   procedures is a key component of successfully
considering using the nEc but need further         covering the detail of practical management       implementing nEc contracts. this manual is
information, or those who are already              such as paying the contractor, reviewing the      aimed at helping users to manage the process
using the nEc but need further insight into        programme, ensuring the quality of the works      more effectively.
its rationale. It therefore focuses on the         and dispute resolution. both first time and       It covers: compensation events – what are they,
fundamental cultural changes and mind-shift        experienced practitioners will benefit from       where to find a list, how to identify, quotations,
that are required to successfully manage the       this book.                                        assessment of quotations; implementation;
practicalities of the nEc in use.                  It covers: payment procedures; invoicing;         schedule of cost components – when they
It covers: background to the nEc; what is the      payment procedure at completion, after            are used, how they interact with the payment
nEc; why is the nEc different; conventions;        completion and after defects date; control        clauses; actual cost; the fee; cost components;
concepts; terminology; terminology not used        of time; the programme – what it is,              contract data part two; putting it all together;
in the nEc; other aspects of the nEc; roles;       what is included, submission of the first         audits; working on multiple projects on the
description of the roles; list of duties.          programme, acceptance, its usage, its revision    same site.
0 7277 3392 3 / Paperbound                         and acceleration; quality – control and           0 7277 3395 8 / Paperbound
297x210mm / 104 pages                              management, who is responsible; notifying,        297x210mm / 208 pages
                                                   correcting and accepting defects; disputes
                                                   and dispute resolution; causes of disputes;
2 proCUrINg AN ENgINEErINg ANd                     adjudication; alternative dispute resolution      5 mANAgINg proCEdUrES
CoNStrUCtIoN CoNtrACt                              techniques, arbitration and litigation.           this manual gives step-by-step guidance
this manual is aimed at those who need to          0 7277 3394 X / Paperbound                        on how to apply the most commonly used
know how to procure an nEc contract. It            297x210mm / 136 pages                             procedures, detailing the actions needed by all
covers in practical detail the various processes                                                     parties to comply with the contract.
and steps which need to be gone through.                                                             It covers: contract administration – records to
It covers: what is involved in procuring an nEc                                                      maintain, review meetings, how to use nEc
contract; how to put together an invitation                                                          procedures.
to tender and responding to a tender;                                                                0 7277 3396 6 / Paperbound
procurement scenarios; choosing contract main                                                        297x210mm / 96 pages
options; allocating risks under various contract
types; secondary options; completing the
contract data; guidelines on producing works
information; general rules in drafting works
information; clauses to be incorporated into
works information.
0 7277 3393 1 / Paperbound
297x210mm / 196 pages




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