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NEC4 CECA/GMH Planning Bulletins – master list

Here is a master list of all of the CECA/GMH Planning bulletins we have produced to date as of July 2023 all of which are available in the “free downloads” section of the GMH Planning website. Any suggestions of other subject matter you would like to see covered please feel free to contact us and […]

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    CECA Bulletin 30 – Contractual milestones to show on a programme

    The current forms of contract within the NEC family place a much greater significance on the importance of the programme and on the specific content to include than the previous forms of contract. There are a number of milestones (a key event or action in a project) that NEC contracts refer to, either within clause […]

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      CECA Bulletin 29 – Focus on Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) options E & F

      The main contract between the Client and Contractor for general building/construction type projects is the Engineering and Construction Contract. It is subdivided into options, of which the Client will choose either option A, B, C, D, E or F. This bulletin will consider the specific elements of option E & F for both tendering purposes […]

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        CECA Bulletin 28 – Focus on Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) options C & D

        The main contract between the Client and Contractor for general building/construction type projects is the Engineering and Construction Contract. It is subdivided into options, of which the Client will choose either option A, B, C, D, E or F. This bulletin will consider the specific elements of option C & D for both tendering purposes […]

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          NEC People Conference agenda – 13th June 2023

          We are very pleased to announce the agenda for this years NEC People conference being held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London City on the 13th June 2023. You can download a copy of the agenda below. To register your interest in attending just send an email to “[email protected]” with your name, company name and […]

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            CECA Bulletin 27 – Focus on Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) option B

            The main contract utilised between the Client and Contractor for general building/construction type projects is the Engineering and Construction Contract(ECC). It is further subdivided into options, of which the Client will choose either option A,B,C,D,E or F. This bulletin will consider the specific elements of option B for both tendering purposes and administering a live […]

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              NEC4 2023 Amendments

              NEC have published some amendments to their family of NEC4 contracts and you can review/download the amendments here. For example, in the NEC4 ECC contract there are changes to Defined cost to allow for people working form home, new X29 Climate Change secondary option added as well as changes to ECI clauses and use of […]

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                X29 Climate change

                NEC have published a new secondary option X29 based around climate change. It is quite a detailed option and also comes with guidance notes to be considered when putting X29 together initially and then managing it on a live project. There is a different version of X29 for each of the contracts within the NEC […]

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                  CECA Bulletin 26 – Focus on Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) option A

                  The main contract between the Client and Contractor for general building/construction type projects is the Engineering and Construction Contract. It is subdivided into options, of which the Client will choose either option A,B,C,D,E or F. This bulletin will consider the specific elements of option A for both tendering purposes and administering a live project. An […]

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                    CECA Bulletin 25 – Secondary Option X1: Price Adjustment for Inflation

                    A Client will decide which secondary options to include within a specific contract. By including a secondary option or indeed deciding not to include it will in some way be altering a Contractor’s risk profile. One of these such choices is whether or not to include X1, Price Adjustment for Inflation. This is only an […]

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                      CECA Bulletin 24 – Communication Flow

                      Good communication is at the heart of any well managed project and NEC contracts have always looked to promote this within their contractual processes. Section 13 of the contract covers the specific rules around communication. These are some of the key pro-active management processes the contract encourages and a fundamental requirement for a successful project. […]

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                        CECA Bulletin 23 – Payment, Defined Cost and Schedule of Cost Components

                        NEC Contract focus month 23 – Payment, Defined Cost and Schedule of Cost Components Contractors need to ensure regular cashflow during a project and to ensure that they are getting full entitlement for any compensation event that may have occurred. It is therefore very important that they understand both section 5 of the contract and […]