Tag: Contract Strategy/Flexibility

Overview of the NEC - What sets it apart from other contracts?

TAGS: Clarity & Simplicity, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, Discussion, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

In this video, the panel discuss what aspects make the NEC3 form of contract unique.

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Overview of the NEC - Is the NEC always suitable?

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, Discussion, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

Overview of the NEC - Is the NEC always suitable? In this video, the panel discuss whether the NEC form of contract is always the best option for a project and, if ‘Yes’ how to apply it.

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Part 2 : Flexibility and the Family of Contracts

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3

This video gives an overview of the whole NEC3 family of contracts

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Part 4 : Flexibility and Contractor design

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3

This video explains how the Engineering & Construction Contract can be used for any extent of Contractor design

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Part 6 : Flexibility and the Secondary options

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3

This video gives an overview of how secondary options can be selected to fine tune the contract strategy

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Part 7 : Summary of Flexibility

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3

This video summarises how ‘flexibility’ is put into practice when using the NEC3 family.

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Part 8 : Clarity and Simplicity

TAGS: Clarity & Simplicity, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3

This video explains all the contract documents under the Engineering and Construction Contract as well as how the family achieves its Clarity and Simplicity objective.

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Part 12 : Open book accounting

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3, Payment, Project Management

This video explains the importance of good open book management under the cost based options

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An NEC interview with the Chairman of the APM C&P SIG

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3

Jon is interviewed here in his role as chair of the APM’s Contracts & procurement SIG, before focussing on the NEC3 Professional Services Short Contract which Jon led the development of

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Beyond Collaboration with Connect Plus

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3

Chris Richardson of Connect Plus, the organisation that maintains the M25, explains the issues that they have, before Jon outlines the innovative approach they are taking to their future frameworks.

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NEC – Six levels of use of the programme

TAGS: Accepted Programme, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

In this video, Jon gives a quick overview of the NEC3 family of contracts before explaining the six levels of use of the Accepted Programmes which he has observed in high performing NEC3 contracts.

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Alliancing strategy for New Zealand coal mine

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility

This video is a presentation which Jon gave at the Association for Project Management conference on 'Contracting for Benefits'. In it, Jon explains how he worked with New Zealand's national coal mining company, Solid Energy (NZ) Ltd, to select and contract with an Australian coal mining company in order to transform the operation of their largest coal mine and double its working life.

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NEC: Why aren't options B and D used much?

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3, NEC4, Payment

There is a clear preference in the UK market for Options A and C : is there a contractual, legally, technical, or practical reason for that? Jon, Ian, Rob and Ewen discuss this and whether other alternatives are being missed?

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Why do Options C, D and E let the Project Manager disallow costs?

TAGS: Administration, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3, NEC4, Payment

Disallowed Cost is a subject that makes almost everyone, no matter which side of the contract they sit on, slightly hot under the collar. The fab four discuss why ‘Disallowed Cost’ is needed as a provision, what happens when it is wrongly applied and practical steps to avoid people getting hot under the collar!

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How do I recover my Subcontractors overheads?

TAGS: Administration, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3, NEC4, Payment

NEC allows recovery of Defined Cost plus Fee with each payment option having a slightly different approach to the calculations. So how do you make sure that those definitions tie up with the supply chains, so that no one is either under or over recovering ?

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