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ECC section 63 – Assessing Compensation Events

The Contractor has to submit their quotation within three weeks of the quotation request. It is important that they present the quotation in a format that is going to be understood and as convincing/justified as possible. It should include risk which has a significant chance of occurring and is the Contractor’s risk under the contract […]

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ECC section 61 – Notifying Compensation Events

It is not uncommon for people to take a literal meaning of clause 32.1, that a revised programme should show implemented compensation events. Their response has been that therefore that you do not show non-implemented compensation events. Is this actually the case?

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ECC Clause 60.1 – Compensation Events

Whilst early warnings are matters that could affect time cost or quality, if something has affected or will affect time, cost or quality and is something that the Contractor should not have allowed for at tender stage, then it should be assessed by both Parties as a compensation event. This will require consideration of any […]

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ECC Section 36 – Acceleration

The acceleration provisions  are actually very simple under the contract and are the mechanism for bringing forward the Completion Date at the request of the Project Manager to encourage an earlier completion. In very simple terms when dealing with compensation events, the Contractor is obliged to mitigate delay (do things differently but at no cost […]

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ECC Clause 32.1 – Revising the Programme

This clause requires that all subsequent programmes include actual progress achieved on each operation and effect upon remaining work, , how Contractor plans to deal with delays and correct notified defects and any other changes that the Contractor proposes to make. NEC4 has deleted the requirement stated in NEC3 to also show on a revised […]

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ECC Clause 31.3 – Programme Acceptance

The Accepted Programme is key in agreeing the true state of play at any one point in time for that project. The regularly submitted programmes will include Contractor’s progress, their planned sequence of activities, as well as the effect that compensation events have at the time that they occur. The maximum period between programme submissions […]

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ECC Clause 31.2 – Programme Requirements

This clause is indeed one of the longest in the whole Contract, which provides a comprehensive list of what should be included within each programme issued for acceptance. It includes: – starting date, access dates, Key Dates and Completion Date – planned Completion – order and timing of the operations which Contractor plans to do […]

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ECC Clause 31.1 – Programme

Clause 31.1 confirms that a programme can either be bound into the contract or a first programme issued for acceptance after contract award within the time scales indicated within contract date part 1. If a programme is incorporated into the contract then this in effect becomes the first accepted programme. In practical terms it is […]

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ECC Section 14 – Project Manager and Supervisor

This clause introduces the two key players from the Client’s “side of the fence”. The Project Manager is the named person within Contract Data part 1 who will administer the contract on behalf of the Client and is the designated authority to issue all instructions, notifications and other communications required under the contract. The Supervisor […]

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ECC Section 2 – Contractor’s main responsibilities

This section is a reminder of some of the key contractors responsibilities under the contract.

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NEC3 and NEC4 Guidance Notes – An Introduction

Intro into GMH Plannings guidance notes, a useful resource at all levels for those involved in projects under the NEC3 form of contract.

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ECC Section 3 – Programme

The NEC suite of contracts puts far greater contractual requirements upon the Contractor to produce and manage a detailed programme than other forms of contract currently in existence within the construction industry. Clear contractual mechanisms for agreeing change between the parties are key to successs.

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