Managing a programme under the NEC form of contract

Producing and maintaining an Accepted Programme on an NEC project is not easy, particularly when there is a high level of change. However, the alternative is the traditional “end of project sport”, where both parties are arguing their case as to what the final account should be. A well managed programme regularly accepted by the Project Manager will greatly assist in the level of understanding between the parties and lead to better commercial control on the project. 

This paper considers some of the practical problems in managing such a system and offers some practical advice to both Contractor and Project Manager to help to ensure that the up-to-date accepted programme that the contract is striving towards becomes the reality.

MPL article – Managing an NEC3 programme

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