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, professional services

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, in 2013, had just been published and 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, Project Management

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 - Part 1

TAGS: alliancing, collaboration, collaborative, collaborative working, Contract Strategy/Flexibility

This is the first video of a presentation 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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Creating unexpected value from outcome based procurements

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, contract strategy, outcome based contracting

In collaboration with the Association for Project Management, Jon chaired a webinar to discuss 'Creating unexpected value from outcome based procurements'. The fellow participants were Darren Knowd, Tony Birch and Hugo Minney.

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NEC4 : the good, the bad & the ugly – Part 1 : Contract strategy changes

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, contract strategy, NEC, NEC4

This webinar was given via the APM when the 4th edition of NEC - NEC4 - came out in 2017. This Part 1 focusses on the changes affecting contract strategy: the new members of family , changes to the payment options & changes to the secondary options.

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ECI and Project Incentivisation

TAGS: alliancing, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, Early Contractor Involvement, ECI, NEC, NEC4

This presentation was given by Jon at the 2018 Linked In NEC People conference. It firstly looks at the effectiveness of positive versus negative incentivisation; then at the different types of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) under NEC and, lastly, at the three basic types of Alliance arrangements.

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An Overview of Early Contractor Involvement

TAGS: alliancing, collaboration, collaborative working, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, Early Contractor Involvement, ECI, NEC, NEC4

This presentation, given at the start of 2023, talks through 6 different archetypes of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) and their pros & cons and hence which one is most suitable for different types of projects. It then does the same for the three different basic types of Alliances.

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Alliancing Strategy for New Zealand Coal Mine – Part 2

TAGS: alliancing, collaboration, collaborative working, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, contract strategy

This video continues the presentation 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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Alliancing Strategy for New Zealand Coal Mine – Part 3

TAGS: alliancing, collaboration, collaborative working, Contract Strategy/Flexibility

This is the last video of a presentation 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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APM Guide to Contracts and Procurement: Concept and Feasibility by Dr Jon Broome

TAGS: Contract Strategy/Flexibility, contract strategy, outcome based contracting, procurement, Project Management

In this presentation by Jon, you will gain : (1) an overview of the process chart ; (2) why project managers and procurement people need to be involved at this stage; and (3) a few war stories to illustrate good and bad practice.

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APM Guide to Contracts and Procurement: Project Procurement Strategy by James Buckley-Walker

TAGS: collaboration, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, contract strategy, procurement, Project Management

In this session by James Buckley-Walker you will learn about : (1) assessment of the internal capacity of the employer organisation or the external potential to provide the package; (2) the nature of the relationship sought with the potential provider; (3) the most appropriate high-level contracting strategy; (4) the provider selection strategy to be employed; and (5) defining the scope, interfaces & inter-dependencies between each package .

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APM Guide to Contracts and Procurement: Package Contracting Strategy by Anne Holden

TAGS: alliancing, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, contract strategy, procurement, Project Management

In this session by Anne Holden, you will gain : (1) an overview of the process for developing a package’s contract strategy; (2) a high level overview of the different contract strategies available; and (3) war stories to illustrate the pros & cons of different contract strategies; While presented by Anne, Jon wrote this section of the Guide.

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